Parks

Lane County Parks are safe, respectful and inclusive places free of hate and discrimination.  All parks visitors are welcome.


CURRENT NEWS

Celebrate Public Works Week with five park tours!

  • Monday, May 21:  Howard Buford Recreation Area, Noon - 1 pm.
  • Tuesday, May 22:  Camp Lane, Noon - 1 pm.
  • Wednesday, May 23:  Armitage Park, Noon - 1 pm.
  • Thursday, May 24:  Harbor Vista & North Jetty, Noon - 1 pm. 
  • Friday, May 25:  McKenzie River Discovery Center, Noon - 1 pm. 
For more information and to RSVP see our FACEBOOK EVENT LISTINGS.


Hendricks Bridge Boat Ramp Temporarily Closed

Hendricks Bridge will be closed Monday through Friday May 13 - 25, 2024. This closure is necessary for debris cleanup from the January ice storm.

The Day Use Area will remain open to the public seven days a week, and the boat ramp area will be open on Saturdays and Sundays, albeit with limited boat trailer parking (50%).

Perkins Peninsula is temporarily closed until further notice

For further updates, please follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Reserve a Campsite

Campsite reservations must be made prior to arrival.  Reservations may be made ONLINE or via phone 541-682.2000.  Campsite Fees vary by site.

Campground Maps
 Archie Knowles    Baker Bay Park (Alcohol Free)  
 Armitage Park  Harbor Vista Park  Richardson Park

   
Baker Bay Reduction in Services/Facilities:  Due to essential maintenance, the following changes will be implemented:

• Campground/Marina Flush Restrooms/Showers: Closed.
• Day Use Flush Restrooms: Closed.
• RV Dump Station: Closed.
• Portable Restrooms and Handwashing Stations: Provided for your convenience.
• Campground Schedule: Opens April 18, 2024 and closes September 30, 2024.
• Day Use Group Sites: Closed.
• Day Use Overflow Parking: Closed.
Facilities are anticipated to reopen upon the completion of repairs, potentially in 2025.

Future Improvements: We are confident that these improvements will support camping and recreation at Baker Bay for years to come. Additionally, we are in the planning stages to implement site improvements funded by the local option levy passed in 2022. To learn more about Levy funded park improvement projects, please visit Lane County Parks Website or sign up for our quarterly E-Newsletter.


Don't Move Firewood:
Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit dontmovefirewood.org for further information. Firewood is sold in all Lane County Campgrounds $5 bundle.

Reserve Camp Lane

Camp Lane is the perfect venue for your next BIG group event.  Each year numerous groups host their events at Camp Lane, from weddings and family reunions to large corporate or nonprofit retreats! If you're looking for the perfect mix of history, nature, lodging, amenities, and the outdoors - Camp Lane is the place for you.

Conveniently located just 40 minutes west of Eugene and 30 minutes east of Florence, this beautiful site can be reserved up to two (2) years in advance. Please visit the reservation site learn more and book today!

Alternatively our office staff would be happy to assist 541-682-2000. 

Rent a Picnic Area | Park Shelter | Host an Event

Lane County Parks are a great location to host your event!

Choose from several reservable day use picnic areas including covered shelters and open areas. Reservable areas often include picnic tables, bbq grills, electricity, water, and serving areas.  Picnic area and Park Shelter amenities are detailed in the reservation page and accommodate up to 200 people depending on the site. 

To reserve a picnic area or park shelter, please visit our reservation page or phone the Parks call center 541-682-2000.

Small Events:  For events under 1000 attendees, please complete a Special Use Permit application

Large Events:  
For events with more than 1000 attendees please complete a Special Event Application.

Picnic Area and Park shelter rentals and events may have insurance requirements.

Purchase a Parking Pass

A parking permit is required at most Lane County parks.  Please view which parks require passes here.

Parking Pass Fees
All Parks Annual Pass = $40 / All Parks Day Pass = $5
Senior Discount (age 62 or older with valid ID) = $20


Disabled parking permit / ADA placard is not valid in lieu of Lane County Parks parking pass


Disabled Veterans 25%-99% = $20
Disabled Veterans 100% = FREE

To qualify for a disabled veterans pass, applicants must present Summary VA Benefits Letter to Parks Office Staff.  Passes may be purchased at the County Parks office, via email or online.


Purchase Annual Parking Pass
Purchase Day Use Parking Pass
Passport Application

Find additional information regarding discounted senior and veteran parking passes, and a list of alternate purchasing locations throughout the county here.

Pay a Parking Violation

Pay a Parking Citation select "Pay your parking restitution here".

If you have a question regarding your Notice of Violation, please email [email protected], include a copy of your Notice of Violation and any photo documentation necessary. 

Reserve a Moorage Slip

We offer a number of options when it comes to mooring your watercrafts in Lane County.  Whether you need moorage on a daily basis or for the season, it is highly recommended you make a reservation.

Moorage annual renewal period:  February 20 - March 17.
New moorage opens April 1.

For renewals or new reservations, visit our on-line reservation portal 24-7, or phone the call center Monday - Friday between 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Locations available:

Baker Bay Park
Directions
boat rampcampgroundgroup campingRV Camping concessionsdock/pierhiking marinamultiuse play field picnic area play equipmentrestroomsRV dump stationswimmingshowers 

Orchard PointPark
Directions

 

Richardson Park

Directions

boat ramp campground group camping RV Camping  concessions dock/pier hiking  marinapicnic area picnic shelterplay equipmentrestroomsRV dump stationswimmingshowers  

Water Levels

Army Corps of Engineers Water Level Information:

Fern Ridge
Dorena Lake
Fern Ridge Marina Slip Depth Chart

Metal Detecting

April 18, 2024: Effective immediately, metal detecting is prohibited at all Lane County Parks.

This decision has been made in consideration of the extensive cultural resources known to exist regionally. It has been determined that the recreational use of metal detectors on Lane County Parks property has the potential to jeopardize archaeological, historical, and/or paleontological resources located on these lands.

We understand that this may impact some of our visitors who enjoy metal detecting as a recreational activity. However, the preservation of these invaluable resources is of utmost importance to us. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we work to protect and conserve the cultural heritage of our parks for future generations to enjoy.

Previously issued permits remain valid until the expiration date.

Apply for a Special Use Permit

Special Use Permits may be obtained to allow an activity contrary to or not described by the Park Rules. Examples include but are not limited to: drone use, firewood harvesting, geo-caching, metal detecting, and scientific research.

Apply for a Special Use Permit (SUP)

Parks Levy, Management and Funding Plans

Lane County Parks Levy 
Lane County Parks Levy is a visionary initiative aimed at enhancing the natural treasures that grace our community. As we look ahead to the future, we recognize the need to nurture and maintain our cherished parks for generations to come. This dedicated effort, driven by the collective appreciation of our residents, promises to create a more vibrant, safe, and sustainable environment for everyone to enjoy.  Learn more about Levy Vision, Budgets and Projects.

Lane County Parks Master Plan 

In December 2018 the Board of County Commissioners adopted the Lane County Parks Master Plan, which is the document guiding the Parks Division for the next 20 years.  Click the following link to view the Master Plan and Appendices.


Funding Task Force Plan
The Board of County Commissioners approved the formation of the Lane County Parks Funding Task Force in July 2019. The Task Force members included Lane County residents from each region of the county, as well as selected stakeholders who have a passion for Lane County Parks. The Task Force researched and recommended funding options that will ensure long-term financial stability for Lane County Parks.  At the conclusion of their work in 2021, their recommendations were forwarded to the Lane County Board of Commissioners for consideration and possible implementation.  
2021 Funding Task Force Plan to Restore a Thriving Park System in Lane CountyView Funding Task Force Agendas, meeting videos and summaries.


Howard Buford Recreation Area Habitat Management Plan

Also in December 2018, the Board of County Commissioners adopted the Howard Buford Recreation Area Habitat Management Plan.  This is the guiding document to restore and manage native habitats in the park over the next 15 years. Click the following link to view the Habitat Management Plan and the Executive Summary

Howard Buford Recreation Area Master Plan
Click the following link to view the 1994 Howard Buford Recreation Area  Master Plan


Frequently Asked Questions

What is Lane County Parks smoking/tobacco policy?
All Lane County Parks are now tobacco-free so you can enjoy cleaner parks and a healthy environment. Select camp sites in each campground are designated as "smoking permitted".  When making reservations, please select the site that best suits your preference.


Pets in Parks - Leash laws and other helpful information.

We welcome you and your pet to Lane County Parks.  To ensure the best visit for you, your pet and other guests, please follow the Counties policies.

1.  Pick up after your pet - it is illegal to allow your dog, except for service dogs, to deposit solid waste matter on any property other than that of the dog owner.  LC 7.005.140

2.  No dog owner shall permit a dog to be at large.  "Dog-at-Large" means a dog off the premises of the owner and not under the owner's immediate control.  LC 7.005.005.

3.  No person shall bring any dog or other pet into Armitage, Baker Bay, Camp Lane, Harbor Vista, Hendricks Bridge, Orchard Point, Perkins Peninsula, Richardson or Triangle Lake parks or area posted "dogs on leash only," unless such pet is on a leash, not to exceed six (6) feet in length.  LC 6.450.540

4.  At Howard Buford Recreation Area, dogs must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet in length on trails 1, 2 and on the summit as well as in the Mount Pisgah Arboretum. On all other trails, dogs must be under immediate control.  





What is the campsite reservation cancellation/refund policy?

15 Days or More: two options. 
Option #1: Credit card refund will be issued in the amount of your Use Fee. A $5 cancellation fee is charged. 
Option #2: Voucher on account will be issued in the amount of your use fee. Vouchers are valid through the end of the 13th month from the date of issue. No Cancellation fee will be charged if you select the credit voucher on account option. 
4-14 Days: a credit voucher on account in the amount of your Use Fee. Vouchers are valid through the end of the 13th month from the date of issue. 
Less than 4 Days: no refund or credit voucher is available.



How do I obtain permission to conduct an activity that is not explicitly allowed in the Park Rules?
Special Use Permits may be obtained to allow an activity contrary to or not described by the park rules. Examples include but are not limited to: drone use, firewood harvesting geo-caching, metal detecting, and scientific research.

Apply for a Special Use Permit (SUP).


How do I apply to place a memorial bench or placard in Lane County Parks?
The Lane County Parks Memorial Program has been suspended and is not accepting applications for new memorials at this time. 


Which Lane County Parks are closed due to fire impacts?


Holiday Farm Fire Park Closures: 
Eagle Rock - Currently open but will be periodically closed for cleanup
Ben & Kay Doris - No longer maintained by Lane County Parks. Please call Oregon State Parks at 800-551-6949 for status.




Will there be fireworks at Fern Ridge Lake on the Fourth of July?

Fireworks are prohibited in all Lane County Parks, at all times regardless of weather or conditions. Also, no Fourth of July fireworks show will be held at Fern Ridge Lake.

All County Parks remain open on the Fourth of July holiday for your enjoyment, and we ask visitors to do their part and respect fireworks rules. Wishing you a safe and celebratory Independence Day!

What do I do if I encounter a wild animal in a park

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has jurisdiction over fish and wildlife regardless of land ownership.  

For questions about injured or abandoned wild animals, visit Read the FAQs from ODFW.

For safety tips while working or recreating in the woods, read The ODFW Flyer "Be Wildlife Smart When Working in the Woods"
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Lane County Parks
3050 N Delta Hwy
Eugene, OR 97408
(541) 682-2000
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
9:00am - 4:00pm


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