Sunnyside County Park

• Sunnyside County Park is a great destination for all water lovers

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As the summer days begin to get hotter, nothing is more tempting than spending the entire day lounging by cool water. Sunnyside County Park on Foster Lake is one of the popular summer destinations for all who like water activities including swimming, boating, and paddling.

The 98-acre park is situated on the northeastern edge of Foster Lake, 7 miles east of Sweet Home. The park amenities include RV hookups, camping, moorage, a boat ramp, picnic areas, a dog park, and a playground. Outdoor enthusiasts would also enjoy the various hiking trails and natural paths at the McDowell Creek County Park which is 6 miles away.

Sunnyside County Park is perfect for recreational or educational fishing opportunities, the lake is stocked with 40,000 trouts annually. Finally, coming to the main selling point of this location, Foster Reservoir is a major hot spot for water sports lovers. Jet skiing, boating, and water skiing are just some of the activities that are commonly seen along the waters of the reservoir. If any of this sounds like fun, as it should, then Sunnyside County Park is the place for you.

Another great swimming spot with a roped-off swimming beach on Foster Lake is Lewis Creek Park.


Sunnyside County Park | General Description

Open: May-September
Managed by: Linn County
Location: Foster Lake

Services: Restrooms, drinking water, garbage service, boat ramp, picnic sites, fish cleaning stations
Activities: Swimming, water sports, hiking, biking, fishing, boating, volleyball

Distance from the parking: Short
Road access: Any passenger vehicle
Day-use fees: Yes
Dogs: Off-leash dog park
Usage: Moderate to heavy

Accommodations: Sunnyside Campground, Edgewater RV Resort & Marine, Foster Lake RV Resort, Country Star RV Park

Affordable vacation rentals for short and long term stay at Sweet Home

Elevation: 703 ft (214 m)

Sunnyside County Park is located:

  • 7.3 miles east of Sweet Home
  • 48 miles northeast of Eugene
  • 59 miles southeast of Salem
  • 100 miles southeast of Portland.

Swimming spot rating: 3 out of 5
Body of Water: Reservoir
Water quality: Transparent
Current: None
Depth: Deep and shallow
Beach: Sand
Water T° (summer): Cool to warm

Foster and Green Peter Reservoirs

Foster Lake Map

1 - Andrew Wiley Park - a day-use park.
2 - Edgewater County Park & Marina - full hookup RV sites and boat slips.
3 - Foster Lake RV Resort - full and partial RV sites, cabins, studio, tent sites, and boat and RV storage.
4 - Country Star RV Park - a clubhouse, camping cabins, and condos.
5 - Shea Point - a day-use area.

6 - Calkins Ramp - a boat ramp.
7 - Gedney Creek Park - a boat ramp.
8 - Lewis Creek Park - a day-use park.
9 - Sunnyside Park - a campground and day-use area.
10 - River Bend Park - a campground and day-use area.
11 - Thistle Creek Boat Ramp - a boat ramp.
12 - Whitcomb Creek Park - campsites and boat ramp.

Directions to Sunnyside County Park

From I-5,

  • Take exit 228 for OR-34 East toward Lebanon
  • Turn left onto OR-34 East and follow 5.4 miles to Airport Drive
  • Merge onto Denny School Road on the right and continue onto Airport Drive for 2.2 miles to US-20
  • Turn right onto US-20 East/Main Street and drive for about 19 miles to Quartzville Road
  • Turn left onto Quartzville Road and follow 1.4 miles to the destination on the right.

Phone: 541-937-2131
Address: 44930 Quartzville Dr, Foster, Oregon 97345

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