C.T. Beach Picnic Area and Boat Launch


Located on the Hills Creek Arm of Hills Creek Reservoir, this day use only site offers two picnic tables and one fire ring. If fires are allowed, use caution during summer, as upslope winds can be strong off the reservoir. 

Note there is no designated swimming area at C.T. Beach and no warning buoys for boaters.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Dawn until dusk
Fees Fees must be paid within 30 minutes of arrival
  • Day Use Fee: $5 per vehicle, per day
Open Season: Year Round
Usage: Medium
Best Season: June - August
Busiest Season: July, August
  • Day use only
  • Dogs MUST be on leash at all times within the site
Closest Towns: Oakridge, Oregon (5.4 miles)
Water: No water
Restroom: Vault toilet
Passes: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment
Information Center: Middle Fork Ranger Station

General Information


5.4 miles southeast of Oakridge, Oregon, on Hills Creek Reservoir

From Oakridge, Oregon: Beginning at the intersection of Crestview Street and Oregon State Highway 58 (at the only traffic light along Highway 58 in Oakridge), proceed east on State Highway 58 for 1.7  miles to Hills Creek Road/Kitson Springs Road. Turn right and travel for 3.7 miles and the destination will be on your right. 

General Notes:

Day Use Area Map

Boating Regulations & Boating Safety: Oregon State Marine Board manages boating regulations. Visit their website for boating regulations and safety information. They also have links to information about water levels in the reservoirs.

Fishing Regulations & Information: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife manages fishing regulations. Visit their website for information on fishing seasons and fishing licenses.

Reservoir and River Level Information: From the US Army Corps of Engineers.

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