Travel Lane County
541.484.5307 · 800.547.5445 ·
Adventure Center/Visitor Information: 3312 Gateway St · Springfield OR (Open daily 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
Downtown Eugene Visitor Center: 754 Olive St · Eugene OR (Open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
Mailing Address: PO Box 10286 · Eugene OR 97440 s

Family Fun

Bring the Kids!

You'll find plenty of family friendly places, events and activities in the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region. Go outside year-round for hiking, cycling and exploring. From forests and farms to playgrounds and pools, adventures await!

Spring Has Sprung!

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Cast Out A Line

Share the serenity of fishing with your children. An Oregon Fishing License is required for all anglers 12 years or older. Grab your fishing rods and head to local fishing spots. Popular family-friendly places include the Garden Lake Pond Park (easily accessed from Interstate 5 near Creswell), Delta Ponds (in Eugene), Fern Ridge Ponds (in Veneta). The U.S. Forest Service hosts family fishing days each spring where licenses are waved for one day at select locations so that everyone can cast out a line.

Chase Waterfalls

As the snow melts, creeks and waterways swell making for some spectacular waterfalls. Hike short trails to viewing platforms across the region to enjoy these natural wonders. We recommend Sweet Creek Falls in the Oregon Coast range for it's multiple small falls and kid-friendly trails. Impressive Salt Creek Falls (Oakridge) and Koosah & Sahalie Falls (McKenzie River) are easy to see with viewing platforms just a short walk from their parking lots. Brice Creek Falls near Cottage Grove is also popular with families because of its easy hike and beautiful pools.

Unofficial Simpsons Tour

Springfield, Oregon is the town that inspired "The Simpsons" television show. See for yourself on this mostly family friendly (there are a few bars) unofficial tour of The Simpsons in Springfield. Take a few selfies of the family in front of The Simpsons mural and with the life size Simpsons family in the Emerald Art Center.

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