Improvements under way at county parks, campsites


March 9, 2022

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The interior of a remodeled cabin at Clear Lake Resort.

In spite of triple-digit weather at times last summer, the Linn County Parks & Recreation Department had a record year, generating almost $3 million in total income, an increase of about $800,000 over the previous year.

Parks Director Brian Carroll credited his staff and the quality and diversity of available camping spots, from rustic tent sites to large RV slips and group camping opportunities.  

"The pandemic certainly pushed people in our direction," he said. "Being outside was important. We thought that might spike and then fall off, but people recognize our parks' quality, facil...

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