Jackson County Parks program manager, Steve Lambert, says the county will take over on April 1st. The county will manage the day-use area, campground and Lost Creek Lake Marina for the next 2 years.
After the first 2 years, the Oregon Parks and Rec. Department says the county has the option to re-new the agreement for an additional 3 years.
“All of the fees collected at Stewart, just like our other facilities in the system, will be retained within the Jackson County Parks fund so that we can re-invest those into the county parks and hopefully do some improvements and pay for operations,” said Lambert.
Lambert says people should be able to make camping reservations by mid-March.
He says the marina should be up and running by mid-April.
NBC5 News reporter Mariah Mills is a Medford native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor’s Degree in journalism. She also minored in sociology.
In school, she covered Oregon athletics for the student-run television station, Duck TV. When she’s not reporting, she’s reading, hiking and rooting for her favorite teams, the Seattle Seahawks and the Oregon Ducks.