Veneta - Fern Ridge

At the crossroads of Willamette Valley's beloved Territorial Highway and Highway 126 to the Oregon Coast, is the country town of Veneta. A natural stopping place on any excursion, Veneta offers several restaurants, stores and even an electric vehicle charging station.

But a quick pit stop doesn't reveal Veneta's real beauty - that requires settling in and lingering at a wildlife watching wayside, on the water off Perkins Peninsula or at a boutique winery with Oregon's best Pinot swirling in your glass. Watch the mist rise from the marshes, a Great Blue Heron take flight and the sunset tint sailboats red, orange and purple as they scurry across the rippling reservoir.



Pitch a tent or pull up your RV into a waterfront site at Fern Ridge Reservoir, such as Richardson Park, or book a brightly colored yurt right in town. Stay in a bed and breakfast or roll up your sleeves at a farm stay gig.

Veneta offers many unique opportunities for connecting with the rural ambiance of the Willamette Valley



Fern Ridge Boating by Sally McAleer
From regattas to shoreline picnics, the reservoir is an inviting recreational destination.… More Info
Oregon Country Fair Trees
This annual event draws thousands to its magical playground.… More Info
Fresh baked bread
This church converted to kitchen is a favorite breakfast destination.… More Info
Coyote Creek Nature Trail by Taj Morgan
Slip your kayak or canoe into the quiet waters.… More Info
Fully accessible and bike-friendly buses offer twice a day service between Eugene and Veneta… More Info