Lowell State Recreation Site

  General Advisory 07/19/18
Campfires and open flames prohibited in all state park properties including campgrounds, day-use areas, and all areas of the Ocean Shore and beaches managed by OPRD. The fire ban applies to wood, charcoal, and other flame sources that cannot be turned off with a valve. Liquid fuel stoves or cooking devices that can be turned off with a valve are permitted, but cannot be left unattended. Visitors planning a trip to a state park should check for up-to-date information about fire restrictions by calling the state parks info line at 800-551-6949.

Major Features & Activities

  • Blue Indicates that some, but not all, facilities are accessible according to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards
Major Features & Activities:
  • Picnicking
  • Restrooms Flush
  • Swimming
  • Playground
  • Boat Ramp
  • Fishing

Lowell State Recreation Site sits on the North shore of Dexter Lake, next to the city of Lowell.  This day use park has it all!  A reservable picnic shelter overlooks the lake and a wooded picnic area.  A playground, basketball court, and flush restroom are all nearby.  Down by the water is a large lawn area with picnic tables and a swim beach.  For the boaters, there is a marina with rentable moorage, a large courtesy dock and a 4 lane launch ramp.

Sailboats, water skiers, anglers, paddlers and rowers take advantage of the full lake levels maintained year round.  Oregon Association of Rowers and the University of Oregon have boathouses at the park, and host Regattas (rowing races) each spring.  If you're looking for a bit more speed, check out the drag boat races at the park each summer!

On the quieter side, wildlife abounds at the lake with bald eagles frequently sighted in the park.  Migratory waterfowl are plentiful on the lake in the winter, and are a bird watcher's delight.