From Eugene to Westfir

Willamette National Forest


This park is a National Treasure for all of us to share. There are trails, camps and clean water to cherish and enjoy.

This is the home to so many animals and plants. Please be responsible with fires. 


For those who remember Animal House

Dexter is a tiny town with a wonderful state park with disc golf, trails for walking and biking. There is a lake for your enjoyment. For those that remember Animal House- this is where Otis Day got to 'Shout'.


Lowell Interpretive Bridge
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Just off of the 58 is the historic Lowell covered bridge, take a few minutes to read about local history in this interpretive center.   You can watch the crew boats, swim, canoe, paddle board  or fish.  Bring a 

Hardesty Trail


This trail is a favorite for hiking and biking. The intermediate to difficult trail ascends over 3000 feet to be ready for the ride! 

Black Canyon Campground


Step back in time at this mossy old growth campground. It is a cool oasis with picnic tables, fire pits or rings and some spots are along the river. 



 Just off of Highway 58 is the tiny town of Westfir. This towns best attractions are the Office covered bridge, the Westfir Lodge and it is the gateway of world class biking.  

Oakridge Area

Lost Wagon Train History Greenwaters Park*

Greenwaters Trail
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 Nestled  in the Willamette Forest is the tiny town of Oakridge. The population  sign reads 3302, but don't let that fool you, this town has a lot to  offer.  

Willamette Fish Hatchery _-- Free to the public


Our Fish Hatchery is a great place to spend a few hours. Bring quarters to buy fish food, enjoy the museum or a free round of mini golf. 

Hills Creek Reservior


One of the most hauntingly beautiful landscapes with it's oversized stumps and layered soil. A great place to sit and relax. 

Salmon Creek River


This river is ready for your adventure, dip your toes, jump right in or sit along the banks to fish for trout.

Highway 58


Highway 58 cuts a path through the Willamette National Forest. You will travel about 15 through scenery that includes trees, rivers, lakes and even waterfalls most of the year. 

Pioneer Museum

 The Pioneer Museum houses artifacts, old photos, news clips & lots of interesting historical info.

Step back in time at the Pioneer Museum. The rich history of Oakridge can be seen with old articles, artifacts and unique local finds and treasures.  

From Oakridge heading Southeast to Odell Lake



Nestled in the Willamette Forest is the tiny town of Oakridge. The population sign reads 3302, but don't let that fool you, this town has a lot to offer. 

McCredie Hot Springs


True hot springs that can be super warm even when the snows abound. It is just a short walk, but be aware because clothing is optional. 

Diamond Peak



Salt Creek Falls


Twenty miles outside of Oakridge is the second highest falls in the state, Salt Creek Falls. This cascades falls 286 feet. It is always worth a visit. 

Waldo Lake


Marvel at the beauty of the 3rd  cleanest lake in the world. 

Willamette Ski Resort


Aside from the amazing views from the top and the fun ways to get to the base, you can enjoy snacks and adult beverages to warm up.