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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

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Fern Ridge Reservoir and Wildlife Area

  • Address:
    Clear Lake Rd
    Junction City OR 97448
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The Fern Ridge ponds and wetlands are part of Willamette Valley's largest reservoir at 9,000 acres (3,642 ha). The perimeter marshes host over 250 speicies of birds including Great Blue Herons, Yellow-headed Blackbirds and Red-shouldered Hawks. Fern Ridge Reservoir was created for flood control in 1941 by damming the Long Tom River. In the summer it is maintained at its maximum and in the winter it is drawn down. Orchard Point Park is one of its many accessible shoreline parks offering picnic facilities. Coyote Creek Nature Trail links into the reservoir. Just west of Eugene.

Sports Venues
Sport Venues
  • Sports Accommodated:
    • Rowing
    • Sailing
    • Swimming-Open Water
    • Triathlon
  • Events Hosted: Triathlon Eugene, 2009 NWICSA Co-ed Qualifiers Regatta, various regattas
  • Description: (9,000 acres/3,642 ha) Located west of Eugene, Fern Ridge Lake is a popular recreation area for all water sports, and is appealing to windsurfers and sailing enthusiasts.