Outdoor Recreation & Nature

From massive waterfalls to old growth forests, from pristine beaches to verdant valley meadows, come discover the joy of being in nature. Oregon's Eugene, Cascades & Coast region offers an array of easily accessible outdoor adventures year-round. 

Eugene's Best Urban Hikes
: Melanie Ryan Griffin
Jan 04

Eugene's Best Urban Hikes

These top three urban hikes feel remote yet are just minutes from downtown Eugene. Escape to the…

Get Invigorated

Tackle feats you've never tried before! Join outdoor enthusiasts for excellent hiking, mountain biking, boarding, climbing, horseback riding, river rafting, fishing, snow sports and sand dunes adventures.

Discover Solitude

Immerse yourself in nature, away from the action of daily life. Cycle a quiet country road through wine country, camp by a tranquil lake deep in the old-growth forest, or sit by a roaring waterfall or crackling campfire. Spot birds, animals and interesting plants. On the Oregon Coast watch for whales and sea lions.

Learn From Locals

Hire an Oregon guide to show you the Pacific Northwest's secrets close up. Or rent your own gear, get a good map and set out on the trails. To purchase permits, get great tips and free maps, visit the Visitor Center in downtown Eugene.

Gear Rentals & Sales

Rent or purchase all the gear you need for your outdoor adventures in the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region. Head west to Florence to rent a sandboard or create…

Activity Packages

Adventure Smarter

Know Before You Go

Check park and trail status, road conditions and the weather before heading out on your adventure… Read More

Accessible Outdoors & Recreation

Get close to nature! Paved paths and wheelchair-friendly viewing platforms enhance park experiences so… Read More

Visitor Information Centers

Visit local visitor information centers and chambers of commerce for maps, brochures and tips on things… Read More

Recreation Passes & Permits

Directory of federal, state and county passes and permits. Read More

Fishing Licenses

Get a fishing license and start reeling in catches.  Read More

Travel Alerts & Road Conditions

We care about the safety and well being of our residents and visitors. During an emergency… Read More

FAQs & Travel Tips

Answers to frequently asked questions. Read More