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Fall Creek State Recreation Area

Park History

In 1998, OPRD took part in a land exchange with local government, trading three park properties (Armitage, Hendricks Bridge State Wayside, Howard J. Morton Memorial State Park) for a 25-year lease of federal facilities at Fall Creek.  Fall Creek Lake was completed in 1965 to control flooding along Fall Creek and downstream along the Willamette River in Eugene and Springfield.

Acreage: 167.34

Annual overnight attendance: 6,674

Annual day-use attendance: 55,518

Fall Creek State Recreation Area FAQ


I see signs for Winberry, Fall Creek, and Cascara. What do these mean?

Fall Creek refers to many things in this area.  It can be confusing!  Fall Creek flows into, and out of, Fall Creek Lake.  Fall Creek State Recreation Area includes all the parks around Fall Creek Lake.  These are:

Cascara Campground-First Come, First Serve campground

Fisherman's Point Group Camp-By reservation only.  Click on the "Rates" button to the left

Winberry-Day use only fee park on the south side of the lake.

North Shore-Day use only park with a launch ramp at the North end of the dam

Free Meadow-Small day use only park on the north side of the lake

Lakeside I and II-Small day use only parks on the north side of the lake

When can I boat on the lake?

North Shore opens April 1st and closes September 30th.  It has both a high and low water ramp.  The rest of the parks on Fall Creek Lake are open May 1st through September 30th.

Fall Creek Lake is drawn down each winter for flood control and downstream fish passage.

About Camping

Where can I camp at Fall Creek Lake?

Cascara campground is a first come, first serve campground open May-Sept.  It is the only regular campround on the lake.  Fisherman's Point Group Camp (click on 'Rates' to the left) is by reservation only.


If Cascara Campground is full, where can I camp nearby?

Cascara is the only campground on the lake.  However, there are several forest service campgrounds along Fall Creek, upstream of the lake.  On Lookout Point Reservoir, to the south and east, Ivan Oaks campground and Black Canyon campround offer access to that lake when the water level is high.

Statewide FAQ

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