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06 July 2007

What's new at L.L. "Stub" Stewart State Park

The countdown is almost done. In two days, you can see Stub Stewart State Park for yourself! Eager visitors and campers are expected to be waiting at the gates when they open Sunday, July 8, at 8 a.m. The campgrounds are first-come, first-served through Aug. 15.

Campers will register at the Welcome Center for camping spots, and day-use visitors also may purchase their passes here. Facilities include:
  • Brooke Creek hike-in camp with 23 primitive sites, restrooms, and two common areas with fire rings. This campground always is first-come, first-served. Rental is $6/night Oct-Apr, and $9/night May-Sept.
  • Dairy Creek Camp West camp loop, with 43 full-hookup (water, sewer, electric) RV sites and 12 walk-in tent sites. RV sites rent for $18/night Oct-Apr, and $22/night May-Sept; tent sites are $13/night Oct-Apr, and $18/night May-Sept.
  • Mountain Dale Cabin Village with 15 rustic-style cabins (12, one-room; 3, two-room). Rustic cabins have lights, furnishings and heat, but campers bring their own bedding and cook outside the cabins. Rental is $39/night year-round.
  • Hilltop Day-use Area offering a stunning panoramic view of the Coast range mountains with parking for 35 cars and 10-15 RVs, modern restrooms and a trailhead for the park's trail system. Day-visitors to the park pay $3 a day, or purchase a 12-month pass-good for all 26 state parks that charge a day-use fee-for $25 (a 24-month pass sells for $40).
  • Clay Hill equestrian staging and day-use area, with a restroom, water and extra room for trailer parking.
  • Hares Canyon Horse Camp, with 14 full hookup campsites, each with four-stall corrals ($18/night Oct-Apr, $22/night May-Sept), and two double-size full hookup sites with six-stall corrals ($31/night Oct-Apr, $40/night May-Sept). This is the only state park horse camp with RV hookup sites and a fully-accessible shower-restroom.

If you plan on stays beginning Aug. 16, call 1-800-452-5687, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. to make campsite and cabin reservations. Reservations also are available online at http://www.oregonstateparks.org/park_255.php .

View a new panorama of a park trail at http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/PARKS/STEWART/stewart_panos.shtml .