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DC Parks
DC Parks
08-11-22 TEMPORARY CLOSURE NOTICE - Boat Ramp, East Parking Lot at Amacher County Park (Photo) - 08/11/22




August 11, 2022



Boat Ramp, East Parking Lot at Amacher County Park


(Douglas County, Ore.) Beginning on Monday, August 22, 2022, the Douglas County Parks Department will temporarily close the boat ramp and adjacent parking lot on the east side of the railroad trestle at John P. Amacher County Park.  The closure is necessary in order to complete a much needed improvement project that involves the repaving of the parking lot, installation of new curbs, new stormwater catch basins and striping of parking spots.  The project is expected to take about six weeks to complete.  The tentative project timeline is August 22, 2022 thru September 30, 2022.  As with any construction or road project, unforeseen delays due to weather, equipment and material availability could possibly extend the anticipated project timeline.


We understand that our park is a popular destination for boaters, rafters, fishermen, picnickers, nature enthusiasts and campers, so we wanted to let park patrons know that it is our goal to have the rest of Amacher Park, including the campground, day use area, pavilion, trails, and parking lots west of the railroad trestle open and accessible for park patrons.  However, please note that there might be short periods of time when the contractor will need to close other areas of the park in order to complete their work.  We ask that patrons please be patient and courteous to workers and obey the posted closure signs until the project has been completed. 


We also want to encourage those wishing to float the river or fish off the river banks or kayak in the area to utilize access points near the day use area during the project period.  In addition, during the ramp closure, boaters are encouraged to select an alternate facility that will fit your needs amongst our large inventory of Douglas County Parks with boat ramps.


In addition to Parks Department funds approved by the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, the project is being funded in part with grants from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Oregon State Marine Board and the Umpqua Fisherman’s Association.  The total project cost will be roughly $800,000.


John P. Amacher County Park and Campground is located along the banks of the North Umpqua River about 6 miles north of Roseburg.  It sits adjacent to the Winchester Bridge at 5750 NE Stephens Street in Winchester, Oregon.  The county park offers day use recreational opportunities like boating, fishing, swimming, rafting, picnicking, hiking, walking and a pavilion for events.  The Campground has 20 full hook -up and 10 non-hook up campground site accommodations with showers and restrooms. It is a great park become your home base to experience what central Douglas County has to offer. 


The Douglas County Parks Department appreciates the public’s patience as they continue to improve your recreational experience in our county parks. For more information, or to locate a park, campground or boat ramp near you, log onto the Douglas County Parks Department’s page on the Douglas County, Oregon Government Website at:




Contact Tamara Howell, Douglas County Emergency Communications & Community Engagement Specialist (PIO)(541) 670-2804 cell - (541) 957-4896 office -

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