This sprawling day-use park with 10 miles of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails, also features several miles of waterfront. Part of the trail system includes a portion of the Eugene to Pacific Crest Trail.
Elijah Bristow State Park is located along the Middle Fork of the Willamette off Highway 58, 7 miles southeast of Eugene.
The park was named after one of the first pioneer settlers in Lane County.
Elijah Bristow is home to several threatened species, including the Oregon chub and Western pond turtle. Three reservable picnic areas and a large barbecue stand are available, and there is also ample room for informal picnicking. The park also includes a separate equestrian staging area, which, along with the equestrian trails, help make this state park popular with local riding clubs and other horse lovers.
Quality experiences await visitors to more than 200 state parks managed for the public by the Oregon State Parks.