Campgrounds open this month

John Neal Memorial Park Campground, on the North Santiam River near Lyons, and Sunnyside Park Campground on Foster Lake will open for the 2005 camping season on March 18.

Waterloo County Park Campground, on the South Santiam between Sweet Home and Lebanon, will open its B Loop before Memorial Day as needed. The A Loop is open all year.

Whitcomb Creek County Park Campground on the Green Peter Reservoir will open on April 15.

Reservations for the 2005 season can be made by calling Linn County Parks and Recreation in Albany at (541) 967-3917. Reservations are available for camping, group camping and group picnic facilities at Waterloo, Sunnyside and John Neal. A group camping area at Whitcomb Creek is also available for reservation.

First-come, first-served campsites are available at all campgrounds throughout the summer.

For additional information, persons may visit on the internet or write to Linn County Parks and Recreation Department, 3010 SW Ferry St., Albany, OR 97322.