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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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Lane County, Oregon Wildfire Information

Oregon's wildfires are impacting the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region with smoky skies in the Cascades and Willamette Valley and some closures in the Cascades. Fire danger is extreme right now, so please practice good stewardship.

Current Closures & Evacuations

September 22, 2017

All of Highway 126 is open and evacuations have been lifted. Hwy 242 remains closed until further notice. A 32.5 mile section of Forest Service Road 19 (Aufderheide Scenic Byway) is also closed from the junction of Forest Service Road 410 south to the junction of road 1944.

Destinations that this impacts include (but are not limited to) the Dee Wright Observatory, portions of the Pacific Crest Trail, Proxy Falls, Cougar Reservoir, Terwilliger Hot Springs and the Three Sisters Wilderness. More detailed trail and site closures

Air quality is good in Lane County. 


  • Which fires are impacting the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region? 
    In the McKenzie River area, the Horse Creek complex of fires. In Oakridge/Westfir, the Sisters fires.
  • Are campfires allowed? 
    While restrictions may vary from campground to campground, you are generally safe assuming that no open flames are permitted at this time. And definitely not for dispersed camping. Cookstoves may be permitted at some state campgrounds. Stock up on deli sandwiches and cold to-go options at local stores.
  • Are wildfires common in Oregon? Is this a typical "fire season"? 
    We are glad to say no, this is not normal. 

For Additional Wildfire Questions


Eugene, Cascades & Coast Visitor Information & Adventure Center

  • 3312 Gateway St, Springfield OR 97477
  • P: 541.484.5307

Things to Do When It's Smoky Outside

Just like on a rainy day, Oregon offers many indoor options. And then there are always great events going on.

  • Go to the Theater
    From movie theaters to performing arts, the screens and stages across the Eugene, Cascades & Coast are are sure to thrill.
  • Dive in the Pool
    Who says you can't go swimming? From wave pools to lap lanes, find a swimming pool that is indoors.
  • Bowl
    An indoor sport! What better excuse do you need to go bowling?
  • Cruise the Mall
    Enjoy shopping, dining and getting your exercise strolling around Valley River Center. And here is a fun fact -  Oregon doesn't have sales tax!
  • Explore Museums
    The region is a treasure-trove of museums exhibiting everything from fine art to shoes. And it's not just the University of Oregon museums - check out the museums in the surrounding communities for a local look at pioneers, Northwest history and aviation. We recommend calling ahead for hours.
  • Play Games
    From escape rooms to casino gaming, find an activity that commands your attention. There are some pretty clever past times around town too - like board game and trivia nights.
  • Visit the Libraries & Community Centers
    Local libraries and community centers offer special programming including story times, arts and crafts, exhibits, guest speakers and recreational activities for all ages.
Indoor Fun

The perfect indoor play option for small children! The Adventure! Children's Museum features many

Located in Springfield's historic downtown antique shopping district in the 1911 Oregon Power

Non-profit center for visual arts holds classes for children and adults, ongoing members' shows,

Oregon's premiere indoor water park offers year-round fun. Surf the waves, enjoy the family play

Also known as 'the Castle on the Hill', the Shelton McMurphey Johnson House is the area's only

The area's premier indoor shopping destination with Macy's, JC Penney, Sports Authority, a spacious

Florence is home to the Northwest's newest, friendliest and most advanced gaming experience.

Displays of full-sized WWI and WWII aircraft and artifacts showing the incredible history of

The Broadway Metro cinema features four intimate auditoriums playing foreign, independent and

At this world-class museum, visitors explore 15,000 years of Oregon's cultural history and 300

Northwest Ninja Park is Eugene/Springfield's premiere indoor Ninja training facility. Over 5,000

Established to collect, preserve and interpret the history of Lane County, Oregon. The museum has a

Explore, create, tinker, touch and discover! Fun, interactive science and technology exhibits, live

With the motto "Honoring our veterans by educating our public," the Oregon Coast Military Museum is

An independently-owned, four screen movie theater showing popular current releases, independent

Established in 1933, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA) is a family-friendly destination that

Munch on traditional pizza or gourmet topping combinations alongside picture windows or in the

Established in 1992, the Hall of Champions enshrines trophies and memorabilia from glorious moments

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