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Natural Wonders

Outdoor enthusiasts love Oregon for its treasure trove of amazing natural wonders and the abundance of easily-accessible old growth forests, clear lakes, rushing rivers, wonderful waterfalls, hot springs, spectacular mountain vistas and dramatic ocean coastline.

  • Hike or climb 500-year-old trees
  • Row over a petrified forest visible beneath 100 feet of water
  • Swim in one of the world's clearest lakes
  • Gaze across 1,500 year old lava flows
  • Ride a dune buggy on North America's most expansive coastal sand dunes
  • Descend into America's largest sea cave, home to many bellowing sea lions
  • Dive Oregon's first official dive park off Florence's North Jetty
  • Take in the view from Cape Perpetua

Drive the scenic byways of the Pacific coast or the Cascade Mountains. Grab your camera to capture spring wildflowers, colorful fall foliage or wildlife. Year-round natural adventures await you!

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Part of the Siuslaw National Forest, the Oregon Dunes cover 40 miles along the coast, North America's largest coastal dunes. There are many ways to explore this dramatic natural wonder: by air, foot

855 Hwy 101,  Florence  OR  97439 
P: 541.271.6000

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Comprising of 402 acres (163 ha), Eugene's largest riverfront park comes alive throughout the year with festivals, running and walking races, and community events. Visitors can enjoy 230 acres (93

Club Rd and Coburg Rd,  Eugene  OR  97401 
P: 541.682.4800

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A breathtakingly beautiful day-use, campground and RV park on the banks of the McKenzie River only 5 miles (8.05 km) north of Eugene. Located on the outskirts of Coburg and adjacent Interstate 5.

90064 Coburg Rd,  Eugene  OR  97408 
P: 541.682.2000

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Explore 50 miles (80.5 km) of walking, hiking, and biking trails covering over 3,000 acres (1,215 ha) of publicly-owned open space throughout the city of Eugene. The parks includes 30 miles (48 km)

1820 Roosevelt Blvd,  Eugene  OR  97402 
P: 541.682.4800

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Clearwater Park in Springfield is riverfront on the Willamette with access for swimming. (As with all water access, please beware of currents, rapids and other water hazards.) Cycle, run or walk

Clearwater Ln,  Springfield  OR  97478 
P: 541.736.4544

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Situated next to the Willamette River, Delta Ponds is a unique and valuable open space within an urban setting. This 150 acre (61 ha) ecosystem has become a favorite spot for bird watching, fishing

Off Delta Hwy,  Eugene  OR  97402 
P: 541.682.4800

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Beach access is a gentle one mile (1.6 km) walk from this county campground. There are day-use picnic tables and barbecue grills at the south end of the park. The campground offers restrooms, showers

87658 Harbor Vista Rd,  Florence  OR  97439 
P: 541.682.2000

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Eugene's over 100-year-old park consists of a world-renowned rhododendron garden, a 65 acre (26 ha) forest, and a native plant garden. Visitors can walk among 200-year-old Douglas fir trees,

2200 Summit Ave,  Eugene  OR  97403 
P: 541.682.4800

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Access to the region's most beautiful natural preserves is made easy by the county's park system. Get close to local flora and fauna along foot paths and viewing platforms; fish or wade in area lakes

3050 N Delta Hwy,  Eugene  OR  97408 
P: 541.682.2000

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A beautiful 209-acre (85-ha) nature preserve five miles (8 km) southeast of downtown Eugene. Eight miles (13 km) of all-weather trails. Educational programs for all ages. Popular events include a

34901 Frank Parrish Rd,  Eugene  OR  97405 
P: 541.747.3817

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Dogs enjoy free rein at four off-leash dog parks located at Alton Baker, Amazon, Wayne Morse Family Farm and Candlelight parks. Free maps available at www.eugene-or.gov/parks.

Various locations,  Eugene  OR 
P: 541.682.4800

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Offering 400 varieties of roses in a spectacular setting along the Willamette River. The garden will enchant with its abundant roses and what is believed to be the country's oldest and largest Black

300 N Jefferson St,  Eugene  OR  97401 
P: 541.682.4800

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Over 1,000 acres (405 ha) of scenic forested open space. Just minutes from downtown, visitors can enjoy 12 miles of running/walking trails with magnificent vistas of Eugene and the Cascade Mountains

Access points at Fox Hollow Rd and Willamette St,  Eugene  OR  97405 
P: 541.682.4800

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Lowell's history is highlighted with interpretive displays that include historical artifacts, as caboose originally built in 1929 and a covered bridge.

Between Jasper-Lowell Rd and Moss St,  Lowell  OR  97452 

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Situated along the Willamette River with panoramic views of Eugene. At RiverPlay Discovery Village Playground children can scale a play replica of Skinner Butte, uncover fossils at an ancient history

Cheshire Ave,  Eugene  OR 
P: 541.682.4800

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