Lamb Cottage

Near the concrete whale, towards the river, is Lamb Cottage. It is one of several facilities, along with the Shelton McMurphey House and Campbell Senior Center, that the public can rent, for events, etc.*

During the 1920s, car camping was very popular, and people would park their cars by the River and pitch tents in what is now the Park. Lamb Cottage started as a comfort station and general store, serving the car-campers.

Crowds flocked to a nearby swimming hole, complete with docks, a water wheel, life guard, and bath house. Times have, of course, changed and camping in public parks such as Skinner’s Butte is now frowned upon.