Activities & Adventures
Plan your Oregon trip with visitor information from the Eugene, Cascades & Coast Adventure Center in Springfield. Easily accessible off Interstate 5, the Adventure Center offers maps, brochures, guidebooks, free Internet and Wi-Fi access, Oregon gifts and souvenirs, and friendly regional travel assistance.
Whether you are just passing through Eugene - Springfield on your way to Crater Lake, or you plan to explore the region's many outdoor activities, natural wonders, or cultural offerings; a visit to the Adventure Center is a quick way to get the information you need. We are here to help!
Please call our Adventure Specialists at 541.484.5307 between 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. PST.
One hour west of Eugene, along Hwy 126, awaits Historic Old Town Florence. This charming fishing town is on the banks of the Siuslaw River where it flows into the Pacific Ocean. Sit down for a bowl of clam chowder or treat yourself to salt water taffy or ice cream. Try something new like sandboarding or go whale watching from a helicopter! Take a dune buggy ride over mountains of sand; descend 200 ft down into a marine cave, home to bellowing Sea Lions; or tour the picturesque Heceta Head Lighthouse.
Oregon Wine Country
Who knew heaven was so close? Visit over a dozen award-winning wineries within twenty minutes of Eugene - Springfield. The Willamette Vally has ideal growing conditions for pinot grapes, and the local wine is superb! Enjoy a limousine tour or cycle the quiet country roads from vineyard to vineyard. Many of the vineyards are farmed sustainably, and the winery owners are eager to talk about their grapes. Stop by Pfeiffer Winery for a pinot noir clinic, or dine on a gourmet lunch at King Estate's regal hilltop winery.
Follow a GeoTrail from the Oregon Coast to the Willamette Valley and up into the Cascades. Geocaching is the latest high tech game with an international audience. Learn how easy it is to participate, and start seeing your surroundings in a whole new way.
Hot Springs, Rivers & Waterfalls
Soak in natural mineral pools, charge the rapids on a rafting trip, cast your line for salmon and trout or hike to spectacular waterfalls. The Cascades offer a wonderland of outdoor recreation - and that's just the warmer seasons! In the winter discover snowshoeing adventures, skiing, snowboarding and cozy mountain retreats. Follow Hwy 126 east along the McKenzie River to hike the esteemed McKenzie River Trail (MRT) or drive Hwy 58 toward Oakridge for world class mountain biking.