Dexter State Recreation Site

  • Address:
    Hwy 58
    Lowell OR 97452

Dexter State Recreation Site is a shoreline park on the west side of Dexter Reservoir with picnic facilities including BBQ stands and fire rings. Grassy lawns slope down to the lake's edge. On any given day sails dot the lake while powerboats cut long lines through the water and rowers slide past the Lowell Covered Bridge. Dexter Lake is known for its fishing, boating, and popular 18-hole disc golf course. This is also the site of many rowing regattas. There is a large parking lot, a boat ramp and dock. Watch for algae blooms which may be harmful to people and pets. An additional boat launch below the dam provides access to the Middle Fork Willamette River, which is suitable for canoes, kayaks, and SUPs.

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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:
    • Drag boats
    • Rowing
  • Parking:
    • Parking Lot
  • Passes Required:
  • Pets Allowed - Restrictions may apply:
Trails & Routes
  • Facilities at Trailhead:
    • Picnic Tables
    • Toilets
  • Natural Points of Interest:
    • Lake / Reservoir
  • Trail Users:
    • Cyclists
    • Hikers / Runners