Winter Hours
Mon- Fri 9-5
Closed 12:30 to 1pm M-F
             for lunch

Closed Sat-Sun
OFFICE:(541) 459-4465
FAX: (541) 459-4465
Propane Hours9-11am Mon-Fri
Welcome to Timber Valley
800 South State St. Sutherlin Oregon, 97479
Escapee-Co-op Park

There were several things to consider when it came time to choose the location that would be our home for our retirement years. When we decided on Timber Valley it was because of many factors.

First, it is in the beautiful north west with its four definite seasons and mild weather. Just a mile off of the I-5 freeway in a small town but still close to major shopping. We would be in a community of like minded people.

The most critical determination was financial. The membership was to cost us about ten thousand dollars and the yearly maintenance fees would be somewhere around one thousand. There would be assessments from time to time, usually for repaving of a street or the addition of a major improvement. & while those figures seemed quite reasonable what convinced us was the money paid for the membership plus the assessments would be paid back to us when we gave up our membership & that money could be our start up money in a different living arrangement or maybe money for our heirs. We have had our lease in Timber Valley for 16 years now. Monthly we marvel at all our home here offers us. In our previous life and a more conventional home north of Seattle, our yearly water, garbage, and sewer bill was more than our present maintenance fee. And we still had the property tax, & electric, and natural gas to pay. In Timber Valley water, garbage,and sewer are paid by our maintenance fee. Even our share of the property taxes are covered.  We still have to pay electric and propane but together they are less than half our old electric bill. Living in Timber Valley is very affordable and makes our limited income go further. And it is a comfort to know that if the time comes that we must leave Timber Valley there is a nice protected nest egg waiting for us.
What a good choice we made.
By Helaine Hepworth


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To contact Timber Valley SKP Park of Oregon
Address: 800 S. State Street, Sutherlin OR 97479
Phone:541 459 4465
Office Manager: Barbara Davis
GPS co-ordinates
Timber Valley SKP Park
: 43.383540N by 123.307266W

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Unregistered guests-A Mom and her twins
She has been spotted several times, looking for food, while the twins stay hidden.
They are Black Bears. If she learns that where there are humans there is food she will become even more dangerous.  Most bear problems are caused by humans  feeding the bears either on purpose or inadvertantly. As much as we love the wild life here, the worst thing we could do is make her welcome.
If she becomes comfortable foraging through the park our lives would be in danger. Our pets would be in danger. There are things we can do to encourage her to move elsewhere.

Never, ever, put food out for any of our wild life.
Keep pet food in the house. Not in the sheds.
Keep bird feeders 10' off the ground & 10' away from tree trunks
Better, put bird feeders away until end of November.
Dont leave even wrapped garbage on your lot.
Clean Bar B Ques well,  then store in sheds. VERY IMPORTANT!
If you see a bear, stay in your house.
Be very cautious when walking in the park
Pick up any fallen fruit from the trees.
So far Mama Bear has not caused trouble, but she is getting bolder. If she causes damage and trouble we could ask the Department of Wildlife to trap and relocate them. The real truth is once a bear connects humans with food they are no longer safe to relocate. She and her cubs would be euthanized. The best thing we can do for her and the cubs is to encourage them to move on.
We need to be very dilligent in our efforts to discourage the bears from staying here in Timber Valley. By the end of November they will have found a spot to hibernate and we want it to be as far away as possible.
If you think this caution is not neccesary, check out
Bear checking out  Wainwright's BarBeQue

NOTICE: the laundry will be closed October 24, 25 & 26 for the installation of the new dryers.  Please plan your laundry duties to avoid those dates.