Lowell - Pleasant Hill

Lowell, Oregon offers a serene natural setting and many fun outdoor activities. Nestled in the foothills of the Cascades along Highway 58, the Lowell area is only 30 minutes southeast of Eugene - Springfield, through Pleasant Hill, and on the way to Oakridge - Westfir.

Lowell is known for its three big and beautiful lakes, numerous hiking and mountain biking trails, five picturesque covered bridges, wildflowers and wild blackberries!

Top Attractions

Places to Eat

Popular Water Skiing Lakes
: Melanie Ryan Griffin
Jul 12

Popular Water Skiing Lakes

Do you feel the need for speed? We've compiled a list of some of the best places for…


From holiday farm u-picks to regattas on the reservoirs, the roadside communities along Highway 58 offer fun year-round things to do.

Where to Stay

Big Pool Campground

This five-site tent campground is situated in a shady forest with hiking, swimming and fishing close by. Vault toilets…

Broken Bowl Campground

Broken Bowl Campground has 16 campsites total, only four of which are suitable for RVs. Easy access to hiking, swimming…

Cascara Campground

Cascara Campground at Fall Creek Reservoir features 39 primitive sites with vault toilets and potable water. A boat…

Puma Campground

Located 18 miles (29 km) northeast of Lowell on Fall Creek Rd #18. Puma Campground is situated in a shady forest with 11…

About Lowell - Pleasant Hill, OR

First inhabited by the Kalapooya and Mollala people, Lowell was a lush river gorge. Pioneer Amos Hyland settled here in 1874 and the first post office opened in 1880. Amos operated a ferry service across the Middle Fork of the Willamette River until the Lowell Covered Bridge was built in 1907. The bridge was rebuilt in 1953 after severe truck damage. Because of the many tributaries and creeks in the vicinity, covered bridges were built to connect communities. There are still four preserved historic bridges around Lowell. Lowell was incorporated in 1954.

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