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. Watch for algae blooms which may be harmful to people and pets.

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General Information
  • Events Hosted: Columbia Drag Boat Racing Northwest Nationals. Multiple University of Oregon and Oregon State University rowing regattas.
  • Sports Accommodated:
    • Disc Golf
    • Rowing
    • Sailing
    • Swimming-Open Water
    • Triathlon
  • Parking:
    • Parking Lot
  • Passes Required:
  • Pets Allowed - Restrictions may apply:
  • Wheelchair Accessible:
Trails & Routes
  • Facilities at Trailhead:
    • Picnic Tables
    • Toilets
  • Natural Points of Interest:
    • Lake / Reservoir
  • Trail Users:
    • Cyclists
    • Hikers / Runners