Plan your trip to Eugene, Cascades & Coast.
REGIONS & CITIES
The Eugene, Cascades & Coast region covers the 4,722 square miles (12,229.92 sq km) of
Lane County, Oregon with a stunning stretch of Oregon's coast, a
fertile swath of the South Willamette Valley and clear rivers
surrounded by lush forests along the western Cascade Mountains.
This section of the Oregon Coast
includes dramatic rocky headlands and tidal pools at Cape Perpetua, the
country's most photographed lighthouse and the world's largest mainland
Stellar Sea Lion cave. Plus there are 23 miles (37.01 km) of beautiful sandy
beaches with oceanfront lodging! Access the Oregon National Dunes
Recreation Area on a dune buggy tour or camp right on the edge of
the dunes. Discover sixteen freshwater
lakes, curious carnivorous lilies and miles of hiking trails. Stroll the Siuslaw River boardwalk in Historic Old
Town Florence for premier dining and shopping. At Three Rivers Casino
& Hotel enjoy gaming, golf and headliner entertainment.
The Willamette Valley is
of Oregon's second largest and culturally vibrant metro area,
Eugene - Springfield, along with many smaller communities each with
distinct personalities. Junction City offers agri-tourism with seasonal
u-pick farms and harvest festivals. In historic Coburg, hearken
to the golden years and shop for vintage antiques. Creswell is an airplane hobbyists' secret complete with small airport, award-winning
golf and outstanding farm-to-table dining. The Covered Bridge Capital of
the West, Cottage Grove, showcases a charming downtown swathed in
murals, nearby wineries and cycling paths around beautiful lakes.
In the heart of Oregon Wine Country, Veneta showcases Fern Ridge
sailing, birding and paddle sports.
The Cascade Mountains include
magnificent rivers and highway corridors filled with adventure. Drive
Willamette Highway 58 past freshwater lakes and reservoirs to
Oakridge/Westfir, the Mountain Biking Capital of the Northwest. Easily
accessible trails showcase spectacular waterfalls and sweeping vistas. The Willamette Pass Ski Area offers winter snow sports
and summer sightseeing. Head to Oakridge for good food and craft beer.
Highway 126 is a 50-mile (80.47-km) main street for the McKenzie River, one of the
world's most scenic and clear waterways. Known for guided fishing and
rafting tours, idyllic riverside lodge retreats and the McKenzie River
National Recreation Trail, this is an outdoor paradise. Soak in hot
springs, hike to waterfalls and marvel at one of Oregon's most unique
Dee Wright Observatory, built of lava and surrounded by lava fields and
mountainscapes. The small communities that comprise the area celebrate
the river, their world
famous drift boat and their two-hundred year heritage with summer