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TRAIL, Ore — Effective May 15, 2018 the hours of operation for Joseph Stewart State Park will be limited to daylight hours, dawn to dusk. Entrances to the campground and Lost Creek Marina from Hwy 62 will be gated overnight and opened daily, as posted.

Park Manager Nathan Seable noted that for years, park staff left the gate open for early and late users. Security issues involving theft and unauthorized use have prompted him to enforce a strict closure at dusk.

Park hours are posted on signs around the park. Visitors can also check the state park website at