Foster Lake

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Foster Lake


(541) 937-2131

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Located in the beautiful Willamette Valley on the South Santiam River, Foster Lake provides boating, swimming and picnicking opportunities. The Foster Dam and Lake regulates the flow from the nearby Green Peter dam. The dam provides flood control, irrigation, power generation, recreation and improved navigation downstream.

Near the lake is the Corps of Engineers maintained Andrew S. Wiley Park is a day use park, which provides access to the South Santiam River below Foster Dam. The park is open year-round and includes flush and chemical toilets, picnic tables, barbecue grills, and a paved boat ramp. Also nearby is Shea Point, a privately-owned recreation area with a viewpoint and day-use area, which is located off Highway 20 on the south side of Foster Lake. The area includes flush toilets, interpretive displays, and a paved shoreline trail. For more information about this area, please contact the Edgewater RV Resort and Marina at 541-818-0431. Finally, several Linn County Parks maintained areas are also located near the lake: Gedney Creek Park- boat ramp, Lewis Creek Park- day-use area, Sunnyside Park- campground and day-use area, Calkins Ramp- boat ramp.

Map of Foster Lake

Latitude, Longitude: 44.409995, -122.641583



  • Boating

    Four public boat ramps provide convenient visitor access to Foster Lake.

  • Camping

    Various types of camping are available at the nearby Sunnyside Park, which is operated by Linn County Parks.

  • Fishing

    Fishing is a fun activity to engage in at Foster Lake.

  • Hiking

    Hiking trails are available at Calkins Park, Gedney Creek, Lewis Creek, and Shea Point near the lake. A paved shoreline trail is located at Shea Point.

  • Picnicking

    Picnic areas and group shelters are available at several recreation areas around the lake.

  • Water Sports

    Water skiing and swimming are just some of the fun water-based activities available at Foster Lake.



From Sweet Home, the lake is located four miles northeast on OR 20.

Phone Numbers


(541) 937-2131