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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

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Dexter Reservoir

  • Address:
    Lowell OR 97452

Crowned by the Lowell Covered Bridge Interpretive Center, this calm reservoir is popular for boating, sailing and rowing. There are several boat ramps and docks at parks on both sides of the lake. The University of Oregon and the Oregon Association of Rowers' crew teams practice here with boathouses and marina at the Lowell State Recreation Site. At full capacity the reservoir is 1,000 acres (405 ha). Fish for hatchery rainbow trout, small chinook salmon, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, brown bullhead catfish and white crappie.

Sports Venues
Sport Venues
  • Sports Accommodated:
    • Disc Golf
    • Rowing
    • Sailing
    • Swimming-Open Water
    • Triathlon
  • Events Hosted: Columbia Drag Boat Racing Northwest Nationals. Multiple University of Oregon and Oregon State University rowing regattas.
  • Description: On any given day sails dot the lake while powerboats cut long lines through the water and rowers slide past the Lowell Covered Bridge. In addition to water sports, Dexter Lake is also known for its fishing, boating, and disc golf.