Oregon State Parks and Douglas County are in the process of drafting the Umpqua Light House State Park Master Plan. Which if adopted would close off the north end of the dunes from a point approx. 1500 feet south of the light house.
This is because of noise complaints from a few local citizens
In the DRAFT of the master plan they state that
"Between 1987 and 2002 ATV riding increased 144.6% "and yet they want to close down more of our riding area, using money from the state ATV fund!
This would close the existing dune access and the "bunny slopes" (where the younger riders enjoy themselves) and make us ride on an enclosed speed regulated trail west towards the beach and then south to an access point at the second parking lot.(see map)
Doing this would put the younger and the inexperienced riders in a confined space with 2 wheelers, dune buggies , jeeps , and pickups creating a very hazardous situation.
If you wish to help, let your voice be heard.
Please include all viable information and any comments you may have such as name address e-mail and years riding in the area.
You can view the plan at OR St. Parks
(you may have to cut and paste this address) go to the bottom of the page and click on Ron Campbell.
send comments to:
This is the most important contact
1115 Commercial Street NE
(503) 378-4168 ext.326
e-mail [email protected]
Douglas County Planning Dept.
Douglas County Planning Department
Room 106, Justice Building
Douglas County Courthouse
Roseburg, Oregon 97470
Phone: (541) 440-4289
(800) 224-1619 (within Douglas County)
Fax: (541) 440-6266
time is of the essence, they will review the plan on June 8th and make a decision on Aug8th
Greg and Simi Hoover
Discovery Point Resort & RV Park/Dune Country ATV