Fire Camp Set Up at Howard Prairie Lake

NEAR ASHLAND, Ore. – Howard Prairie Lake Resort was transformed into an incident command center and fire camp Monday, as crews positioned themselves closer to the Oregon Gulch Fire burning outside Ashland. More than 1,000 firefighters and support staff are expected to be camped there by Tuesday. Previously, the fire camp had been set up … Continue reading »

End of Season Results for Parks

HOWARD PRAIRIE, Ore. — The summer camping and fishing season is over, and that means the campground and other facilities are Howard Prairie will be closing by the end of the week. This year, Jackson County cancelled the contract with its former concessionaire and decided to run things themselves. County Parks also contracted with Mt. … Continue reading »

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 … Continue reading »