Dexter State Recreation Site

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Dexter State Recreation Site

Oregon

(800) 551-6949

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Things To Do

Overview

Zipping down Highway 58 east of Eugene, you'll suddenly find yourself on driving along side a long, skinny reservoir. In spring, summer and fall, the Dexter and Lookout Point Reservoirs are dotted with boats. Whether you like to fish or boat, you'll find a pair of convenient day-use parks on the lake. Dexter State Recreation Site, on the western edge of Dexter Reservoir, not only has a large parking area and convenient access to the reservoir, but you can reach nearby Elijah Bristow State Park through a system of connecting trails. An 18-hole disc golf course is now open at the park. There is no drinking water at this park.

Map of Dexter State Rec. Site (OR)

Latitude, Longitude: 43.918070, -122.815856

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Activities

  • Boating

    The park offers boaters a launching area, boat trailer parking for 70 vehicles and a courtesy dock just south of a shoreline picnic area. Sailing and power boating are both popular.

  • Fishing

    Area anglers know the park as a great place to hook small large-mouth bass, crappie, and trout. A popular salmon fishing spot is just below Dexter Dam.

  • Golfing

    An 18-hole disc golf course is now open at the park (get the disk golf scorecard and map). Many visitors come here to play disc golf on a challenging 18-hole course carved through the park's woodlands. It's free, but donations are welcome.

  • Hiking

    Dexter State Recreation Site, on the western edge of Dexter Reservoir, not only has a large parking area and convenient access to the reservoir, but you can reach nearby Elijah Bristow State Park through a system of connecting trails.

  • Horseback Riding

    Riders can reach nearby Elijah Bristow State Park through a system of connecting trails.

  • Picnicking

    The park has a shoreline picnic area.

Seasonality/Weather

Open year-round. There is no fee to use this park.

Directions

Driving

Just off Hwy 58 16 miles east of Eugene.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(800) 551-6949

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