Bowers Rock State Park – Hasso Hering


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Bowers Rock State Park: How big it is

Written September 12th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

So exactly how big is Bowers Rock State Park, the natural wonderland near Albany I wrote about last week? And is there really camera surveillance of people who go in and out?

Any change at Bowers Rock?

Written March 4th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Wondering if anything had changed in the last year, on Sunday I took the bike down Bryant Way to the entrance of Bowers Rock State Park. And the answer is no, nothing has been done to make public access to the place any easier than it’s ever been.

Bowers Rock: The access deed

Written June 8th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

The public does have the right to access Bowers Rock State Park via Bryant Way, according to the Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation.

Bowers Rock: What’s behind HB 2034

Written January 19th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Oregon officials say they have no intention of condemning any land to provide public access to Bowers Rock State Park, but Rep. Andy Olson wants to make sure that if they do, they don’t take a farmer’s fields.

Still shut out from Bowers Rock

Written January 5th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Every time it comes up, local leaders say they’d like the public to gain access to Bowers Rock State Park. But nothing ever happens along those lines. Instead, a sign on the only feasible access road — Bryant Way, which looks like a public road on the maps I’ve seen — threatens unauthorized people with prosecution if […]

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