This park is a forty-two acre park located a little over one mile off of Hwy 97 on Burgess Road-west at 16525 Burgess Rd., La Pine, OR. 97739. It has a covered Picnic pavilion and is the first of the La Pine parks to have a soft landing into the Little Deschutes River. There are dry campsites and plans to increase the number of wet campsites in the future. In the meantime, there is an outdoor amphitheater, a play area for children, river access and plenty of room to enjoy the outdoor setting that seems far removed from downtown. Float the river, have a picnic or even plan a big party at the pavilion. You can do it all right at Rosland Campground!
A Little Bit of History
Use of this campsite dates back to 1826 when the Hudson Bay Company trappers led by Peter Skene Ogden trapped for Beaver in this area. In 1897 the Rosland Post Office was established on the east side of the river. BJ Pengra was named Postmaster. Dennis Mathews was the first ranger at the Rosland Ranger Station established here in 1908 and abandoned in 1933. This campground was developed in 1965 through cooperation of La Pine residents and the U.S. Forest Service.
Rosland Citizens Committee
Rosland Citizens Committee, headed by Dan Richer (who privately funded the Veteran’s Memorial and Clock installed at Frontier Heritage Park) and Auto Parts Mart owner Robert Ray, has developed a plan for Rosland Campground in the wake of plans to lease the park to somebody else that had fallen through at the last minute. The volunteer group currently manages the campground, though it is still owned by the La Pine Park and Recreation District.
The campground and day use area is open daily, and a camp host is on site. The campground can be reserved for special events, and the money earned will go toward sustained self-sufficiency of the facility.
In addition to day use, there are several events throughout the year, including Octoberfest and a garden art tour. Additionally, there is an RC car track available for use.
On a side note, Leona Park, off of 6th Street will soon be getting a soft landing put in for launching floating devices, and it is a three hour float from there to Rosland Campground. When complete, there is money to be made for folks to run a shuttle back and forth for floaters to get back to their vehicle at Leona Park.
Rosland Campground & Day Use
For more information call 541-350-3325 to reach the camp host or email the camp host