Things to Do

The scenic drive along Highway 58 through Lowell offers stunning vistas of sparkling lakes dotted with crew teams and fishing boats. Stop at the historic Lowell Covered Bridge Interpretative Center to walk through the bridge and learn about the area's many covered bridges. Better yet, get out on the water for a day of water skiing, wake boarding, wind surfing, sailing, jet skiing, kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming or fishing. Along the shorelines enjoy picnicking, hiking, mountain biking, disc golf and birding

In Lowell's small town, re-stock ice and picnic supplies for your day's adventures. Children can enjoy the Rolling Rock Interpretative Park featuring local railroad history and its machinery. On the west side of the highway is the former Dexter Lake Club, filmed in Animal House.

This historic covered bridge, built in 1945, is open to pedestrians only and features a self-guided interpretive display on Oregon's covered… More Info
Plank Town's second location is open in Pleasant Hill at the Pisgah Public Market. Featuring a Northwest inspired menu along with a wide… More Info
Built in 1988 by the community, this picturesque pedestrian covered bridge spans 20 feet (6 m) across a dry ditch. The bridge is set in an… More Info
Crowned by the Lowell Covered Bridge Interpretive Center, this calm reservoir is popular for boating, sailing and rowing. There are several… More Info
A shoreline park with picnic facilities including BBQ stands and fire rings. Grassy lawns slope down to the lake's edge. On any given day… More Info
This challenging, 18-hole course is located 20 minutes outside of Eugene in Dexter Lake Park. It offers a nice mix of long open and narrow… More Info
On the Middle Fork of the Willamette River with 847 acres of wooded park land great for fishing, birding, horseback riding, trail running,… More Info
TRAIL CLOSED. This moderate 13.7 mi (21,9 km) trail entices hikers with its unique scenery in each season: fall mushrooms, winter solitude,… More Info
Less than 30 minutes from Springfield, Fall Creek Reservoir is popular with water skiers and Jet skiers - yet it is surprisingly serene for… More Info
Less than 30 minutes from Springfield, Fall Creek Reservoir is popular with water skiers and Jet skiers - yet it is surprisingly serene for… More Info
Located approximately 40 minutes away from Eugene, Goodman Creek is one of the closest hiking areas in the Willamette National Forest. This… More Info
This hiking/biking trail climbs the 3,323 ft (1 km) of elevation in five miles and then descends about 700 ft (.21 km) to the upper… More Info
Provides good bank fishing and an unimproved boat launch on the south bank. This is a nice take-out for the Dexter-Jasper float or a… More Info
Southeast of Eugene on Hwy 58, Lookout Point Reservoir offers boating, fishing and swimming. Hike, fish or hunt in the shoreline forest. The… More Info
A day-use park on the north shore of Dexter Reservoir. Amenities include a picnic shelter, children's playground, basketball court and a… More Info
This difficult two-mile (3.2K) out-and-back hike gains over 1,000 feet (304.8M) in elevation. The trail leads to what was once the Mount… More Info
Follow West Boundary Rd to begin the ride at the top of of Lookout Point Reservoir, the trail will cross Signal Point Boat Ramp before… More Info
Parvin Covered Bridge, also known as Lost Creek Bridge, spans Lost Creek with a length of 75 feet (23 m). Built in 1921 near Dexter, this… More Info
A good boat launch with bank access. At lower water levels, there is some access to less-fished water across the river.… More Info
Drive through this classically beautiful covered bridge, sometimes called "Fall Creek Bridge." Built in 1938, the Pengra Covered Bridge… More Info
Lowell's history is highlighted with interpretive displays that include a pedestrian covered bridge and a caboose originally built in 1929.… More Info
This popular fishing spot can be found 6.6 miles east of Lowell on West Boundary Rd.… More Info
Crossing Big Fall Creek, this 90-foot (27 m) covered bridge offers spectacular creek views with one gigantic widow across its left side.… More Info
This stretch of road is 4 minutes east from the town of Lowell, enjoy numerous access points to the bank. Enjoy year-round trout fishing… More Info