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|The Eugene, Cascades & Coast region is known for its gorgeous parks, playgrounds and natural public lands. |
Sections of two national forests, the Willamette National Forest and the Siuslaw National Forest (which contains the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area), lie within this region.
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. MORE >>
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 MORE >>
This 2,363 acre (945 ha) recreation area is the largest of Lane County's 71 parks. Within the park, 17 miles (27 km) of trails provide access to the summit of Mount MORE >>
Towering trees looming through a coastal fog. Frothy surf crashing upon jagged shores. Majestic headlands offering clear views for miles. Located two miles (3.22 km) MORE >>
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 MORE >>
Cottage Grove Lake offers swimming, boating, fishing and camping. This and other lakes and rivers near Cottage Grove provide anglers with some of the best fishing in the MORE >>
An 18-acre botanical park dedicated to the preservation of the Darlingtonia californica, a rare carnivorous flower nicknamed "cobra lily." The wayside park provides MORE >>
HWY 242 leading to the Dee Wright Observatory is CLOSED FOR THE SEASON. (November 2012). In the midst of a barren lava landscape discover this memorable monument. This MORE >>
Fern Ridge Lake is a popular recreation area for all water sports, and is appealing to windsurfers and sailing enthusiasts. Extensive wetlands provide opportunities to MORE >>
Many area parks offer interpretive centers, volunteer opportunities, robust recreational and community programs, and are available for event rentals like weddings, parties and meetings. Community festivals are held in park amphitheatres, and community sports are held on park fields and in open spaces.
Many parks are wheelchair accessible, offering paved trails through lava fields and up to waterfall viewing platforms.