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Plan your trip to Eugene, Cascades & Coast.

Water Activities

You've probably heard it's wet here! And yes, we do get seasonal rain which along with snow melt feeds a tremendous number of lakes, rivers and creeks as the water rushes to the Pacific Ocean. The result is some pretty spectacular water sports.

Where to Paddle, Fish and Swim

  • Shoot the rapids or cast out a line on the world-famous McKenzie River
  • Float gently down the Willamette River right through Eugene-Springfield
  • Sail across Fern Ridge Reservoir
  • Pull up a crab net from the docks in Florence
  • Water ski at Dorena Reservoir in Cottage Grove
  • Row across Dexter Reservoir during a championship regatta
  • Paddle the Siltcoos River water trail through coastal wetlands and sand dunes
  • Tube the wave pool in Springfield
  • Swim in Waldo Lake, one of the clearest lakes in the world

Life Jacket Lending Program

Life jackets are required by law for all occupants in a boat, raft or kayak. Children under the age of 12 are required to be wearing them. Thanks to the McKenzie Fire and Rescue and the McKenzie River Guides Association's seasonal Life Jacket Lending Program, you can borrow a life jacket from eleven locations along the McKenzie River. So there is no excuse for unsafe boating!

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Whitewater rafting on the McKenzie River, an hour from Eugene. Special touches by experienced, personable guides will make for an unforgettable experience. Large group discounts. Drift boat fishing

Springfield  OR  97477 
P: 541.726.5039

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Outdoor pool open May-October. Features a beginner pool, sand play area, hot tub, 50-meter by 25-yard pool, 5-meter diving tower and a multipurpose pool with interactive play features including a

2600 Hilyard St,  Eugene  OR  97405 
P: 541.682.5350

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The premier fly shop in the Willamette Valley for since 1978. An authorized dealer of Sage, Orvis, Winston, Simms, and many other tackle manufacturers. Caddis Fly takes pride in selling, fishing and

168 W 6th Ave,  Eugene  OR  97401 
P: 541.342.7005

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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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(150 acres/61 ha) Situated next to the Willamette River near Valley River Center. This ecosystem has become a favorite spot for bird watching, fishing and walking. Fish species: bluegill, largemouth

Off Delta Hwy,  Eugene  OR  97402 
P: 541.682.4800

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The year-round facility promotes individual and family fitness. The indoor pool is 25 yards. The outdoor pool is 25 meters. The fitness center includes aerobic and strength-building equipment.

1655 Echo Hollow Rd,  Eugene  OR  97402 
P: 541.682.5525

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Offering unforgettable whitewater river rafting, scenic floats, custom fishing drift boat trips and rafting equipment rentals. Specializing on the Upper "Wild & Scenic" McKenzie River, the staff

59296 Belknap Springs Rd,  McKenzie Bridge  OR  97413 
P: 541.822.8288

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A small outfitter that offers flexibility, 14-passenger shuttle service and a passion for the McKenzie River. Rafting excursions include personal floatation devices, high-quality wetsuits, booties

56228 Delta Dr,  McKenzie Bridge  OR  97413 
P: 541.822.3243

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Explore the many lakes and reservoirs around the McKenzie River on a stand-up paddleboard (SUP). Horse Creek Lodge provides board and paddle rentals, life jackets, wetsuits and even basic

56228 Delta Dr,  McKenzie Bridge  OR  97413 
P: 541.822.3243

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Make your own family fun with a rental of WaveRunners, paddle boards, ski boat, kayaks and canoes, pontoon boat and houseboat with accessories at the on-site marina. Launch your own boat from their

9011 Loon Lake Rd,  Reedsport  OR  97467 
P: 541-599-2214

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A group of over 50 licensed and insured guides who offer boating and rafting services on the McKenzie, Willamette and coastal rivers of Lane County. Activities include fishing for salmon, steelhead

Walterville  OR  97489 
P: 541.896.3817

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Whitewater rafting trips through magnificent wilderness areas on Oregon's rivers. Specializing in high quality guided paddle raft trips, with family trips to exciting thrillers! Trips run daily on

39620 Deerhorn Rd,  Springfield  OR  97478 
P: 541.746.5422

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Full-service campground and recreational marina on the waterfront in Old Town Florence. Walking distance to shops, museum and restaurants. RVs and groups welcome. Marina, boat ramp, fuel dock and 140

100 Harbor St,  Florence  OR  97439 
P: 541.997.3040

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Scenic river tours of the beautiful Willamette and McKenzie Rivers on a 21 foot jet boat for groups up to six. Enjoy a comfortable ride year round exploring pristine water trails and shoreline seen

28946 Cartney Dr,  Harrisburg  OR  97446 
P: 541.912.9107

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The year-round indoor facility promotes individual and family fitness. Features include a 25-yard, six-lane lap pool, separate diving well, and aerobic and strength-building equipment. Classes and

2443 Willakenzie Rd,  Eugene  OR  97401 
P: 541.682.5314

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