Fall Creek Lake

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Fall Creek Lake

Oregon

(541) 937-2131

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Overview

This scenic 1,852 acre lake is surrounded by 22 miles of forested shoreline, providing many opportunities for outdoor recreation such as boating, water skiing, hiking and wildlife viewing. The lake and shoreline are managed to provide habitat for a wide variety of wildlife including waterfowl, upland game birds, song birds, bald eagles, osprey, black-tailed deer and many other species. Drinkwater, Tufti and Nelson Creek day use areas are all open year-round and managed by the ACOE. The day use areas are all minimally developed, and contain: gravel roads, vault toilets, and picnic tables, and require no fees or reservations. In addition, seven parks that are managed by the state or Oregon are located around the lake: Cascara Campground, Fisherman's Point Campground, Winberry Creek Park, North Shore Park, Free Meadows, Lakeside One, and Lakeside Two. Finally, also located on the lake is the Sky Camp, which is a private resident camp for educational purposes. The caretaker can be reached at 541-937-3355.

Fall Creek Dam and Reservoir, located 25 miles southeast of Eugene on Fall Creek, is operated by the Corps of Engineers as part of a system of thirteen multi-purpose dams and reservoirs that make up the Willamette Valley Project. These dams and reservoirs work together for the purposes of flood damage reduction, hydropower generation, irrigation, recreation, fish and wildlife enhancement, and downstream water quality improvement within the Willamette River drainage system.

Map of Fall Creek Lake

Latitude, Longitude: 43.938945, -122.747498

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Activities

  • Boating

    If you want to get out on the reservoir, check out one of the five day-use areas. Winberry, with its two-lane boat ramp and parking for more than 100 cars and 150 boat trailers, is the largest. Three of the remaining day use areas offer primitive boat ramps. The North Shore site has a low-water ramp, vault toilets and is open year-round.

  • Camping

    Cascara campground, on the south shore near the point where Fall Creek enters the lake, is tucked away amid towering Douglas fir trees. The 47 primitive campsites are great for tenters who remember that there are times when "roughing it" means just that. Every site comes equipped with a fire ring and picnic table. The campground has a swimming area, complete with a deck, and boat ramp. In addition, RV opportunities exist in the various state parks.

  • Fishing

    Fishing is a great way for visitors to enjoy all that Fall Creek Lake has to offer.

  • Hiking

    Hiking trails can be accessed from the ACOE managed downstream area of Fall Creek Lake.

  • Hunting

    Please contact the park for information on hunting.

  • Picnicking

    Drinkwater, Tufti and Nelson Creek day use areas all offer year-round picnicking opportunities, as do the various state parks around the lake.

  • Water Sports

    Various types of water recreation opportunities are available at Fall Creek Lake.

Directions

Driving

Fall Creek Lake is located 25 miles southeast of Eugene, OR and 16 miles from Springfield off of Jasper Lowell Road.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(541) 937-2131

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