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Collier Memorial State Park
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Collier Memorial State Park Road   97624
(lat:42.6442 lon:-121.8748) map location

Phone: 541-783-2471
Toll Free: 800-452-5687
Collier Memorial State Park features a campground; outdoor museum of historic logging equipment; relocated pioneer village; and a new four-corral, primitive horse camp and trailhead. At the state's finest logging museum, you'll see rare and antique logging equipment dating to the 1880s, as well as more recent pieces (download the museum guide; requires Acrobat).

Railroad buffs will enjoy learning about the role the railroad played in logging. You can imagine the rugged woodsmen and the immense task of moving raw timber with innovation and brute force. The pioneer village gives you another insight into how these families once lived.

The Williamson River and crystal-clear Spring Creek converge in the park. The Williamson River is regionally famous for its quality trout fishery and consistently produces trophy fish. Spring Creek gushes dramatically out of a nearby spring, and then paints a picture-perfect scene as it flows through the park.

In the summer, movies about old-time logging and other topics are shown at 9 p.m. every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The series continues right through Labor Day. During the day, the park naturalist schedules short hikes along the Williamson River. Check the park when you arrive for a list of times.

From the equestrian trailhead, you can ride north from the park across national forest land to the Jackson F. Kimball State Recreation Site and beyond.

Whether you come for the day to visit the logging museum, the pioneer village, or play along Spring Creek ? or even camp amongst the pines along the Williamson River - you'll discover a grand adventure at Collier.
History of the Area
Located in southern Oregon, this 146-acre parkland was established as a state park in the year 1945. The land for the site was donated by Alfred and Andrew Collier who were brothers with an interest in preserving natural beauty and history.

The area is known for its rich logging heritage which dates back to early settlers' times when timber harvesting played a significant role economically. To honor this legacy, one of America's finest outdoor museums dedicated to forestry - 'Collier Logging Museum', came into existence within the premises of the park around late-1940s or early-1950s.

In addition to showcasing vintage equipment used during different eras of lumbering operations, it also provides insights about life at old-time logging camps through various exhibits including reconstructed buildings like bunkhouses and cookhouse from historic Silver Falls Timber Company campsite that operated between World War I & II era.

Over time, recreational facilities such as camping sites equipped with modern amenities have been developed making it popular among visitors seeking nature-based activities amidst serene surroundings along Williamson River banks where trout fishing opportunities abound.
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1. RV Camping: The park has 50 full-hookup sites that can accommodate recreational vehicles up to 60 feet long.

2. Tent Camping: There are also tent campsites available, each with its own picnic table and fire ring.

3. Group Campsites: For larger groups or family reunions, the park provides group campgrounds which include several individual campsites clustered together around shared facilities like restrooms and showers.

4. Yurts/Cabins/Rustic Shelters: While Collier Memorial State Park does not have these accommodations itself, nearby state parks such as Jackson F Kimball offer rustic cabins for rent if you're looking for something more comfortable than traditional camping but still want to be close to nature.

5. Horse Camps: Although there aren't any horse-specific camps at this location; however neighboring Winema National Forest allows equestrian camping where horses can stay overnight too!

6. Hiker/Biker Sites: These special areas cater specifically towards those traveling on foot or by bicycle offering basic amenities including water access & restroom facilities.
Enjoy fishing in the Williamson River, known for its trophy-sized native redband trout. Other species include brook and brown trout.

Collier Memorial State Park offers picnic tables, BBQ grills and a covered pavilion for picnicking amidst beautiful pine forests.
Biking enthusiasts can explore various trails, though some are challenging. Always wear a helmet and follow trail guidelines for safety.

The park's paved roads offer safer biking options suitable for families or novice bikers.

Mountain bikes may be used on designated paths only to protect the environment.

Be aware of wildlife while cycling; maintain a safe distance from animals you might encounter along your route.

Remember that weather conditions can affect trail difficulty - always check forecasts before setting out on any bike ride.

Ensure proper maintenance of bicycles prior to use in order to avoid accidents due to equipment failure during rides.
1. Williamson River Trail: This is a 2-mile trail that follows the course of the river, offering stunning views and opportunities for bird watching.

2. Spring Creek Nature Trail: A short but scenic route through lush forested areas with interpretive signs about local flora and fauna along its half mile length.

3. Logging Museum Loop: An easy one-mile loop around Collier Memorial State Park's outdoor museum showcasing historic logging equipment; perfect for families or those interested in history.

4. Crystal Springs Interpretative Trail: A wheelchair-accessible path leading to beautiful springs surrounded by wildflowers during springtime, spanning approximately 0.5 miles long.

5. Campground Trails: Several small trails crisscrossing throughout the park's campground area providing campers quick access to restrooms, picnic spots and other amenities within walking distance from their tents/RVs.

6. Klamath County Rail-to-Trail Project - OC&E Woods Line State Trail Segment: Part of this extensive rail-trail conversion project passes near Collier Memorial state park allowing hikers an opportunity to explore Oregon's longest linear park which stretches over more than hundred miles across Klamath county.

7. Williamson River Campground Connector Pathway: Short pathways connecting various campsites directly with main hiking routes like Williamson river trail ensuring convenience for camping enthusiasts who also enjoy trekking.

8. Picnic Area Paths: Small network of paths surrounding designated picnic zones enabling visitors convenient movement between different recreational facilities available at these locations including BBQ grills, play structures etc.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
July 20 Most Awsome Park Ever!!!! by Berginaperzina
park review stars; one to five Have been going every year for 35 years, kids grew up going there now grandkid goes. Fun, Relaxing and all around great!
September 4 My Favorite Park
park review stars; one to five As a child this was always one of my favorite places to go. The fishing was great and the scenery was awesome. My son really enjoys it also.
June 2 A great park to visit by Melinda
park review stars; one to five Visited this park when my son was just turning one, we are returning this year and he is now 6. We live in Washington but it is well worth the drive. Beautiful park and wonderful areas aroundit to visit.
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1. Start by getting on I:5 S from SW 6th Ave and Naito Pkwy.
2. Continue driving south on I:5 for approximately 200 miles until you reach exit 188 toward Klamath Falls/Crater Lake.
3. Merge onto OR:99 S/US-97 ALT S towards Klamath Falls/Downtown/Medford.
4. Stay on this road for about 50 miles until you arrive at a roundabout; take the second exit to stay on US Hwy 97 Southbound (also known as Crater Lake Highway).
5. Continue heading south for another approximate of around half an hour or so till reaching Collier Memorial State Park.

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