Delta Ponds

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Delta Ponds

Oregon

(541) 682-4925

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Things To Do

Wildlife Watching
Bird Watching
Fishing
Picnicking
Water Sports

Overview

Delta Ponds is a 150-acre waterway site consisting of numerous ponds, channels, wetlands, and associated riparian areas. This unique natural area owned by the City of Eugene borders a stretch of the Willamette River, just downstream from Valley River Center. For many, it is a favorite spot for bird watching, fishing, and enjoying the outdoors. Up until the late 1800s, the Delta Ponds area was part of a river flood plain network of side channels, sloughs, and tributaries that provided a rich habitat well-suited for many fish and wildlife species. Over time, flood control management, urbanization, and land use practices changed the area dramatically. The ponds, peninsulas and islands that are present today at Delta Ponds were formed by gravel extraction operations that took place in the 1950's and 60's. These activities provided much of the gravel for the construction of Interstate 105.

Map of Delta Ponds

Latitude, Longitude: 44.081666, -123.106356

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(541) 682-4925

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