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With 249 lakes in Lane County, you'll be sure to find the perfect place for your next wet and wild vacation. Fishing, kayaking, hiking, sailing, diving, waterskiing and inland-surfing are just a few of the adventures accessible to you on and around Lane County waters.
From the expansive Fern Ridge Reservoir, a popular birding and sailing spot minutes outside Eugene, to Siltcoos Lake, the largest lake on the Oregon Coast, and pristine Waldo Lake, the second-largest and second-deepest lake in Oregon, Lane County's got it all.
Find the best local hiding spots when you experience Lane County lakes through the eyes of one of our experienced fishing or kayaking guides.
Blue River Reservoir offers boating, fishing, swimming, water skiing, picnicking, and camping throughout the summer season. Services are available in the community of Blue River.
Bring the boat, a picnic, and the kids to Cottage Grove Reservoir for water skiing, swimming, fishing or any of your favorite water sports. Facilities include day use parks, boat ramps, campgrounds, group picnic sites, and a playground at Wilson Creek.
Cougar Reservoir is located outside of Blue River along Aufderheide Drive, part of the West Cascades National Scenic Byway. Spend the day boating or swimming at one of the developed day use areas. Enjoy the hot springs, hikes, and camping throughout the Cougar Recreation Area.
Enjoy Dexter Lake from the water or one of the shoreline parks. On any given day sails dot the lake while powerboats cut long lines through the water and rowers slide past the Lowell Covered Bridge. Dexter Lake is known for its fishing, boating, and disc golf. This is also the site of rowing regattas.
Located in the rolling hills outside of Cottage Grove, Dorena Reservoir offers boating, fishing, swimming and water skiing. Extend your adventure by exploring the paved Row River Trail by bike and stay overnight at the lakeside Baker Bay Campground.
Less than 30 minutes from Springfield, Fall Creek Reservoir is popular with water skiers and Jet skiers yet surprisingly serene for fishing or day use during midweek. 5 day use parks provide access to the lake during the summer season and North Shore Park offers a year-round boat ramp.
Fern Ridge Lake is a popular recreation area for water sports, such as windsurfing, sailing, water skiing, flat water kayaking and fishing. Extensive wetlands provide opportunities to view waterfowl and other wildlife.
Winter cross country ski trails, early spring fishing, late summer huckleberries, and fall wildlife viewing make Gold Lake a year-round recreation destination. The lake is limited to non-motorized boats only. During the summer camp at Gold Lake Campground.
Hills Creek Reservoir draws water enthusiasts of all kinds, from wind surfers to water skiers, sailors to swimmers. Bring your canoe or kayak and explore the reservoir's 44 miles (71 km) of shoreline managed as wildlife habitat, the Larison Cove non-motorized portion of the lake, and the many dispersed camping and picnicking sites. Three boat ramps provide access to the lake and services are available in Oakridge.
Southeast of Eugene on Hwy 58, Lookout Point Reservoir offers boating, fishing, and swimming. Hike, fish or hunt in the shoreline forest.
Water ski, swim, or fish the warm waters of Mercer Lake. Dense brush along the shoreline makes Mercer Lake best enjoyed from a boat or cabin. Mercer Lake Resort offers boat rentals and moorage. Access the lake with your boat from the county boat ramp on the eastern shore.
Munsel Lake is 110 acres in size and has a brushy shoreline in mostly private ownership. Fishing from a boat is preferable. A county boat ramp is located on the southern shore to aid access.
Siltcoos Lake, south of Florence, is home to great warm water bass fishing, boating, hiking and the start of the Siltcoos River Canoe Trail.
Travel the short channel from Western Sutton Lake and discover Eastern Sutton Lake. Spot coastal birds from a kayak in the lake's marshes or fish for largemouth bass, yellow perch, cutthroat and rainbow trout along Eastern Sutton Lake's irregular shoreline. A Forest Service boat ramp provides boat access.
Now a dry fall, the basin is filled from underground, resulting in a dazzling clear pool of amazing colors. The water is very cold. Be careful on the steep cliffs surrounding the basin. To find it from HWY 126, travel approximately 14 miles east of McKenzie Bridge, turn onto an unmarked road by the EWEB power station on the upper end of Trailbridge Reservoir. Cross the bridge, turn right and go half a mile down the gravel road until you see signs for the trailhead. A two mile hike along the McKenzie River Trail will bring you to the top of the falls.
Nestled in the lush forest of the Coast Range, Triangle Lake is named for its shape. A developed day use park provides boat access and picnic facilities. Explore Lake Creek Falls along the lake's outlet stream.
Formed by glaciers 10,000 years ago, Waldo Lake is one of the purest lakes in the world. The lake bottom is visible on a calm day through 100 feet (30 m) of indigo water. Currently motors are prohibited on the lake. Day Use Fee Area/Northwest Forest Pass.
A popular site for boating, fishing, waterskiing, and swimming, Woahink Lake covers 820 acres and is 72 ft deep. Honeyman State Park provides public access to the lake including a boat ramp and picnic area.
This information was gathered from numerous sources.
To the best of our knowledge the information is accurate, but not guaranteed.