Howard Prairie To Open Soon

HOWARD PRAIRIE, Ore. — The Mt. Ashland Association and Jackson County have reached an agreement that will allow the Howard Prairie resort to open as usual next month.

The county took over the resort east of Ashland in February after the former owner fell behind in lease payments and taxes.

In a four-year management deal announced late Friday, the Mt. Ashland Association will run the restaurant and store while the county will operate the campground and the marina.

Howard Prairie’s operating season centers around the trout-fishing season of mid-April through October, which is virtually opposite of the Mt. Ashland Ski Season.