Jasper State Recreation Site is a beautiful riverside park that is very popular for weddings, reunions, and large family picnics. There are 4 reservable group picnic areas with covered cooking areas, sinks, picnic tables and flush restrooms nearby. Shelter #4 has a large covered seating area as well. Play fields, playground, river access, volleyball and riverside trails provide for plenty of activities for kids and adults alike.
The upstream end of the park provides walking trails through a grand riparian forest, with the rush of the river a constant companion. Angling is popular in this stretch of river, and there is easy access for launching canoes or kayaks to float the Willamette River Water Trail.
Yes, leashes are required at all times at Japer Park. However, there is an off leash area at the downstream end of the park for your pet to run around while you enjoy the relaxing views of the Middle Fork Willamette River.
Yes. There are 4 reservable picnic areas at Jasper Park, and they are reservable from May 1st through September 30th. For reservations please click the "Rates" button on the left. If the shelters are not reserved, you can use them first come, first serve. Picnic Shelter 4 has a large covered seating area. Picnic Areas 1, 2, 3 have covered cooking areas, but the seating is not covered.
In 1998, OPRD took part in a land exchange with local government, trading three park properties (Armitage, Hendricks Bridge State Wayside, Howard J. Morton Memorial State Park) for a 25-year lease of federal facilities at Fall Creek Lake and Dexter Lake and Jasper County Park.