News from BLM on Loon Lake Causing Confusion and Financial Loss for Private Businesses

News from BLM on Loon Lake Causing Confusion  and Financial Loss for Private Businesses

(LOON LAKE, OR) Recent news releases by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) about the status of their camping facilities at Loon Lake in the Oregon Coast Range remain confusing to the public. The entire Loon Lake, and Loon Lake Lodge and RV Resort and Loon Lake Watersports and Marina, not affiliated with the BLM, remain open.

It is true that due to winter snowstorm damage, the BLM closed its campground and recreation facilities on the west end of Loon Lake for the 2019 season. However, inaccurate article headlines and television news reports relating to the BLM press release have not been corrected, further compounding the public confusion. Also, social media comments continue to state the inaccurate news reports. The lodging and marina businesses located at Loon Lake have experienced many cancelations and a lack of new reservations as a result.

The beach and docks at the BLM are closed, however Loon Lake Lodge and the Marina have a smaller beach and boat launching dock, plus rentals of boats, Sea-Doos and stand up paddle boards.

A road sign recently installed by BLM just off highway 38 on Loon Lake Road states the Loon Lake Recreation Area is closed and the area is “HAZARDOUS” without stating that Loon Lake and Loon Lake Resort are open and safe. The sign does not designate that the Recreation Area only encompasses the BLM campground and beach and not the entire Loon Lake.

To be clear, Loon Lake Resort is fully open at Loon Lake, and Loon Lake is open and safe for boating and other water sports activities. The Resort offers cabins, yurts, motel, a large waterfront house, group camping sites, RV camping sites and store with deli/restaurant. Due to the confusion caused by the BLM, the resort reports plenty of availability.

For interview opportunities, contact Julie Celeste at (541) 344-2308 or email Julie@celestedaniels.com. To confirm the Resort and Marina are open, booking inquiries can be made directly to (541) 599-2244 or at www.loonlakerv.com.