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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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Lava River National Recreation Trail #3540

  • Address:
    Hwy 242
    McKenzie Bridge OR 94713
  • Phone:

In the midst of a barren lava landscape beneath the Dee Wright Observatory is a paved half-mile (0.8 km) hike. There are interpretive panels and a wheelchair accessible trail up into the historic observatory. Hwy 242 access to the Dee Wright Observatory typically closes to vehicles between November and June depending on snow conditions.