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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


Things to Do

Whitewater rafting on the McKenzie River is a bucket list experience for many outdoor adventurers. Fly-fishing, birding, kayaking or hiking along the river's edge provides a refreshing respite from urban living.

The McKenzie River Trail (MRT) is a favorite for families, avid hikers and mountain bikers. With many segments leading to shady fishing holes, sparkling pools and lush campgrounds, this pristine recreational trail system is a gem!

Drive or cycle the National Scenic Byways stopping to see covered bridges, waterfalls and the impressive and out-of-this-world Dee Wright Observatory. Enjoy an afternoon of golf in the cool mountain air. Soak in the warm, soothing water of natural hot springs. Poke around an artist's gallery, explore local museum collections and shop at country stores.

Whitewater rafting on the McKenzie River, an hour from Eugene. Drift boat fishing year-round whenever - wherever it's best for trout, salmon… More Info
Whitewater rafting on the McKenzie River, an hour from Eugene. Drift boat fishing year-round whenever - wherever it's best for trout, salmon… More Info
Blue Sky Market is your one stop shop while you're visiting the McKenzie River Valley. Offering gas, diesel, propane, groceries, hardware,… More Info
Located up Highway 126, 22 miles (35) km northeast of McKenzie Bridge, Fish Lake is a seasonal lake fed by snowmelt. The lake disappears… More Info
Offering unforgettable whitewater river rafting, scenic floats, custom fishing drift boat trips and rafting equipment rentals. Specializing… More Info
Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned veteran, Holloway Bros Fishing will make sure you have a fun, safe and successful day out on the… More Info
The perfect stop for a bite to eat on your way up to the Cascade Mountains or on your way into the Willamette Valley. Located across from… More Info
The McKenzie River Arts Festival celebrates artists with chainsaw art demonstrations, activities, food and fun. Held in July at the McKenzie… More Info
Take advantage of this perfectly placed general store while exploring the McKenzie River area. Grab cold refreshments, snacks for your trip… More Info
Known for its cold, crystal clear waters the Class II-III McKenzie River hosts whitewater thrill seekers, world class anglers and nature… More Info
The McKenzie River Chamber of Commerce actively supports the promotion of commercial, industrial, civic and recreational growth of the… More Info
The McKenzie River Guides Association is a group of over 50 licensed and insured guides who offer fishing, boating and rafting services on… More Info
McKenzie River Lavender is open for u-cut lavender, farm tours and their fragrant Lavender Labyrinth 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. This is an excellent… More Info
Located at the gateway to the Willamette National Forest in McKenzie Bridge. Offering a casual atmosphere. Serving a variety of Pacific… More Info
Full lunch and dinner menu, offering burgers, sandwiches, homemade soups, large salad bar, pizza dinner items and daily specials. Takoda's… More Info
Nestled in the beautiful McKenzie River Valley with glistening views of the Three Sisters Mountains, Tokatee Golf Club offers an incredible… More Info
PARTIALLY CLOSED. The northern section by McKenzie River is temporarily closed for geologic survey (May 2021), preventing through traffic to… More Info
This "Magic Carpet Ride" on the Aufderheide byway makes for a great 60-mile (96.5 km) scenic bike day trip, connecting Rainbow (McKenzie… More Info
The Belknap Covered Bridge spans the McKenzie River at 120 feet (37 m). The bridge was built in 1966. DIRECTIONS: Follow Hwy 126 east to… More Info
Accessible spa environment at Belknap Hot Springs Resort on the McKenzie River, about 60 miles east of Eugene. It features two spring-fed… More Info
TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO HOLIDAY FARM FIRE RECOVERY This upper McKenzie River scenic site offers nice bank access as well as an easy boat… More Info
(975 acres/395 ha) Located near Blue River on Highway 126. Boat ramps at Lookout Creek and Saddle Dam. Fish species: hatchery rainbow trout… More Info
Blue River Reservoir offers boating, fishing, swimming, water skiing, picnicking, and camping throughout the summer season. Services are… More Info
Open year-round, this small, easy-access lake is great for fishing trout all summer.… More Info
Bring your own boat or stand up paddle board and experience the unique sightseeing opportunities while out on the lake. The year-round… More Info
Enjoy all the beauty this crystal-clear lake has to offer by hiking the 4.6 mile (7.4K) looped trail through lava fields, lake-side views,… More Info
This 4.6 mile (7.4 km) looped trail is a perfect mountain biking experience featuring views of lava fields, old-growth, and the start of the… More Info
Fishing is available from the shore and, for the best experience, from a boat. Bring your own or rent on from the lodge. Make memories… More Info
(1,300 acres/526 ha) Reservoir is near Blue River, south of Highway 126 on Aufderheide FS Road 19. Boat ramps at Cougar Crossing, Echo,… More Info
Cougar Reservoir is located outside of Blue River along Aufderheide Drive, part of the West Cascades National Scenic Byway. Spend the day… More Info
In the midst of a barren lava landscape discover this memorable monument. This historic observatory, built of lava rock, offers stunning… More Info
HWY 242 CLOSED FOR THE SEASON. In the midst of a barren lava landscape beneath the Dee Wright Observatory is a paved half-mile (0.8 km)… More Info
Join thru-hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail crossing the lava flows toward Little Belknap Crater. This is a moderate 4.8 mile (7,7 km) round… More Info
Located just off of the scenic McKenzie Highway 126, Bigelow Hot Springs is a small natural pool located directly adjacent to the McKenzie… More Info
This is a popular launch for a day trip on the upper McKenzie River and also offers good bank access on the upstream side. Fish for trout… More Info
The Goodpasture Covered Bridge, the second longest covered bridge in Oregon, is one of the most photographed covered bridges in the state.… More Info
This popular boat launch also provides bank access for anglers. Fish salmon, steelhead and trout.… More Info
A peaceful oasis close to Springfield, this park offers full amenities, some bank access and a popular boat ramp. Ending point for salmon… More Info
The Horsepasture Mountain Trail takes hikers up the west side of Horsepasture Mountain through old-growth forest and across lush meadows… More Info
This 4.1 miles (6.5 km) singletrack trail is arduous with some switchbacks and rocky climbs. The trail connects with USFS Trail #3506 -… More Info
This 4.1 mi (6,5 km) trail is arduous with some switchbacks and rocky climbs. The trail connects with Forest Service Trail #3506 - Castle… More Info
Koosah Falls plunges 74 feet (22.6 m) over an abrupt lava cap to the waiting pool below. Take Hwy 126, turn left at Ice Cap Campground, then… More Info
The Leaburg Fish Hatchery is the largest trout hatchery on the West Coast, producing over one million trout annually. Rainbow trout and… More Info
This easy-access, family-friendly location is near ODFW’s Leaburg Hatchery and provides access for fishing.… More Info
The Linton Lake Trail is a moderate 4.3 mile (6.9 km) trail that begins by passing through a Douglas fir forest and wanders through lava… More Info
Located a 22-miles east of Springfield, this park sits along the scenic McKenzie River. Enjoy the river as you eat a relaxing picnic, with… More Info
The McKenzie Fish Hatchery raises and releases 1.2 million spring chinook salmon each year. There are 30 ponds and a fish ladder. Enjoy… More Info
HWY 242 CLOSED FOR THE SEASON. This 82-mile (131 km) loop drive takes travelers on a tour of natural scenic wonders around the Mt.… More Info
HWY 242 CLOSED FOR THE SEASON. This challenging 36.1 mile (58.10 km) route is a spectacular ride over the McKenzie Pass. Ascend through… More Info
The McKenzie River National Scenic Trail will temporarily close between Trail Bridge reservoir to Tamolitch Falls (Blue Pool) June 15-18,… More Info
The McKenzie River National Scenic Trail will temporarily close between Trail Bridge reservoir to Tamolitch Falls (Blue Pool) June 15-18,… More Info
The McKenzie River Ranger Station is open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. A land and resource management agency responsible for federal… More Info
The McKenzie River Ranger Station is open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. A land and resource management agency responsible for federal… More Info
The 8.5 mile (13.7 km) O'Leary Ridge Trail takes you deep, deep into the forest of the Cascade Mountains. As bikers ride the narrow… More Info
The 9.1 mi (13,7 km) O'Leary Ridge Trail takes you deep into the forest of the Cascade Mountains. Hikers and backpackers will discover… More Info
HWY 242 CLOSED FOR THE SEASON. From Obsidian Trailhead just off Hwy 242, this stunning trail wanders through wildflower meadows and lava… More Info
Ride 10.9 miles (17.5 km) through a variety of ecosystems. This trail requires fitness and skill as bikers climb rocky hills, dodge… More Info
Hike or bike this rugged trail built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 30s. Typically open from mid-spring to late fall, the Olallie… More Info
Now a Lane County park, the Old McKenzie Fish Hatchery is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Interpretative signage, picnic… More Info
A camper’s paradise right on the banks of the McKenzie River. Listen to the whitewater of the river flow by as you fall asleep under… More Info
A true sense of deep-forest solitude and mountain beauty is found at Proxy Falls. Hike the 1.5 mile (2,4-km) loop trail through open lava… More Info
A true sense of deep-forest solitude and mountain beauty is found at Proxy Falls. Travel along the just over 1 mile (1,6 km) loop trail… More Info
The parking lot for Sahalie Falls and associated section of the McKenzie River Trail will close June 22-26, 2020 while safety rails are… More Info
The parking lot for Sahalie Falls and associated section of the McKenzie River Trail will close June 22-26, 2020 while safety rails are… More Info
The Shotgun Creek OHV area offers a mix of challenges, scenic views, technical features and facilities to satisfy the OHV enthusiast. Thirty… More Info
A paved public boat ramp provides access for both bank and boat anglers on the McKenzie River. Catch trout and Steelhead. Facilities include… More Info
Camp on the east bank of Cougar Reservoir in a wooded setting. Both the campground and day-use area have drinking water, vault toilets, a… More Info
Temporarily Closed June 15-19, 2020 for maintenance — closure impacts McKenzie River Trail between Trail Bridge reservoir to Tamolitch… More Info
Temporarily Closed June 15-19, 2020 for maintenance — closure impacts McKenzie River Trail between Trail Bridge reservoir to Tamolitch… More Info
Temporarily Closed June 15-19, 2020 for maintenance — closure impacts McKenzie River Trail between Trail Bridge reservoir to Tamolitch… More Info
A short hike to six natural pools in a gorgeous waterfall setting under shady trees. Day use only, strictly enforced by the Forest Service.… More Info
The Three Sisters Wilderness area covers 281,190 total acres (113,793.56 ha) with approximately 260 miles (418.43 km) of trail within it.… More Info
The Three Sisters Wilderness area covers 281,190 acres (113.793,6 ha) with approximately 260 miles (418,4 km) of trail within it. The… More Info
This 215-mile (344 km) trip from Estacada to Oakridge is a scenic alternative to Interstate 5. The route takes travelers on Forest Service… More Info