The Department (OPRD) continues to work on a plan for Beaver Creek and Ona Beach, now officially named Brian Booth State Park, located south of Newport in Lincoln County. Beaver Creek was recently opened with initial improvements as Park of the Year for 2010. Ona Beach was established many years ago. Additional lands have recently been acquired, mostly adjacent to ONA Beach. A map of the planning area is available for viewing on this web site. Other relevant materials produced in the planning process, when they become available, will also be posted at this web site.
A plan is needed to fully address future recreational use and resource management in the park. In the planning process, OPRD is taking a comprehensive look at current information on natural and cultural resource conditions and management needs related to both parks, outdoor recreation trends in the region, areas within the parks that are suitable for recreational use, measures needed to avoid significant impacts on local public services and neighboring land uses, and related ideas and concerns identified through public input.