Lowell, Oregon offers a serene natural setting and many fun outdoor things to do. Nestled in the foothills of the Cascades along Highway 58, Lowell is only 30 minutes southeast from Eugene - Springfield 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!


Lowell / Pleasant Hill Food & Drink

Make time to enjoy a meal along Highway 58. Whether you are heading to Crater Lake or returning from an exhilarating day on the ski slopes or mountain bike trails, re-fuel at an excellent roadside restaurant. In Pleasant Hill, Plank Town's Hilltop Bar & Grill serves up great craft beer along with delicious pub fare. In Lowell, the Rattlesnake BBQ occupies The Dexter Lake Club of Animal House fame. 

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Lowell Campgrounds

Plan on camping in Lowell at one of many campgrounds or RV parks. Pitch your tent under a canopy of old-growth trees and pack a picnic for a lakefront soiree. Enjoy the escape into solitude and the starry skies at night.

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Lowell / Pleasant Hill Things to Do

The rural community of Lowell turns out in summer to celebrate blackberry season with the Blackberry Jam Festival during the last weekend of July.

Experience the excitement of the Covered Bridge Regatta in the spring on Dexter Lake. The event features Junior, Collegiate, Open and Masters rowing crews from the Pacific Northwest region racing sprints side by side.

Lowell Covered Bridge
Learn about Oregon's covered bridge heritage at Lowell's interpretive center on Dexter Lake… More Info
Elijah Bristow State Park in Autumn
Hike or ride horses along the Willamette River From Elijah Bristow to Dexter State Recreation Site.… More Info
Disc Golf
Lowell has an outstanding disc golf course on the edge of Dexter Reservoir.… More Info
Lowell Covered Bridge at night with lights by Deigh Bates
Visit the Lowell Covered Bridge Interpretive Center and explore five covered bridges.… More Info