Fall Creek State Recreation Area is all about the water. This fir and pine soaked playground borders the Wilamette National Forest, but is centralized around a reservoir and an alluring lake. Boaters, swimmers and anglers alike, will enjoy the translucent, fresh waters at Fall Creek as well as strolls around the vegetation thick recreation area or a longer trek into the nearby national forest on your way home!
Cascara Campground, on the upper end of the Fall Creek arm of the lake, offers first-come, first-served campsites, (many with lakeviews), vault...
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History of Fall Creek State Recreation Area
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.