Lookout Point Lake

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Lookout Point Lake


(541) 937-2131

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Lookout Point Lake, only 22 miles southeast of Eugene, is a popular recreation area offering year-round fishing, seasonal water skiing, sailing, swimming, picnicking and hunting. The area is also managed for wildlife habitat such as waterfowl, blacktail deer, upland game birds, wintering elk, bald eagles, osprey and many other species. Lookout Point Dam an earth-and-gravel-fill dam with a concrete gated spillway. The dam was completed in 1954 and provides flood control and has three generators, which produce 40,000 kilowatts. Three U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sites are managed near the lake, as are two Forest Service operated areas, Hampton Campground and Black Canyon Campground.

Hampton Campground, in the Willamette National Forest is located on Lookout Point Reservoir where there is access to boating, fishing and swimming. The bank along Lookout Point Reservoir is wide-open at this site. There are a few trees dotting the shoreline. Because this site is so open, those driving the larger RV`s often camp here. This is a fairly rustic campground, with few amenities. Those boating and fishing the river or the reservoir utilize the adjacent boat ramp.

To mitigate impacts to salmon and steelhead caused by dams on the Middle Fork of the Willamette River, the Corps of Engineers built Willamette Fish Hatchery near Oakridge and the holding ponds below Dexter Dam. These facilities are operated by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, with funds provided by the Corps and the state of Oregon.

Map of Lookout Point Lake

Latitude, Longitude: 43.881562, -122.709732



  • Boating

    Boat Ramps maintained by the nearby Willamette National Forest, as well as ACOE ramps at Meridian Park and Signal Point, all provide visitors with convenient access to the water.

  • Bicycling

    Bicycling is a fun and convenient way for visitors to move around the park and lake area efficiency.

  • Camping

    At Hampton Campground, sites are available on a first come, first served basis. The Black Canyon campground however has 72 sites, 17 of which are reservable and 13 of which are tent-only.

  • Fishing

    Ample fishing opportunities abound at Lookout Point Lake.

  • Hiking

    Numerous hiking trails are maintained by the Corps and are also available in the nearby state parks. In addition, a one-mile nature trail winds through the Black Canyon Campground.

  • Horseback Riding

    Call for more information.

  • Hunting

    Hunting is permitted, call for more information on regulations.

  • Picnicking

    Landax Park and Meridian Park both offer ample picnicking opportunities for visitors to the lake.

  • Water Sports

    Swimming and water skiing are popular activities on the lake.



From Eugene, 22 mi SE on OR 58.

Phone Numbers


(541) 937-2131