Lane County Oregon
A fairly short highway, (56 Miles), extending from Eugene
to Highway 97
in Lane County
and Klamath County
. This highway passes through, Crale, Dexter
, Heather, Lowell
, McCredie Springs, Minnow, Oakridge
, Odell Lake, Pryor, (Westfir, near Oakridge
) and Wicopee.
Passing through the Willamette National Forest and Deschutes National Forest. While the ends of this road may be fairly flat and straight, the greater middle section is quite lush as the road climbs to the Willamette Pass. The road passes next to or near several bodies of water. Dexter, Falls Creek and Hill Creek Reservoirs on the western half, and Odell Lake and Crescent Lake on the eastern half.
There are service roads intersecting the highway that allow the more adventurous traveler to discover Oregon off the beaten tracks. Summer only roads allow access to wilderness areas and remote camping to both north and south of the highway. Crater Lake National Park is accessible on these roads.
Editors Note: For travelers leaving the highway, check with the U.S.D.A. Forest Service - Oregon ranger station for road and safety conditions before embarking into the nether regions of these forests...
Other Highways, Byways, and Scenic Drives nearby:
(Oakridge) Aufderheide National Scenic Byway
(Cottage Grove) Cottage Grove Covered Bridge Tour Route
(Lane County) Highway 126
(Lane County) Highway 58
(McKenzie Bridge) McKenzie Pass - State Rt. 242
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10/20 Coming to The Lane County area
Mt. Pisgah Arboretum Wildflower and Music Festival Eugene OR May19 A day of wildflowers, music, food, crafts, and microscopes!
Rhododendron Days Florence OR May17-19 The annual celebration of the blooming of rhododendrons along the central Oregon Coast.
Bohemia Mining Days Cottage Grove OR July18-21 Prospectors' breakfast, miners' parade, food booths, gold panning, a pow wow, carnival, kiddie parade, street dance, and more.
The Oregon Jamboree Sweet Home OR August2-4 Located in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, the the Oregon Jamboree has 2 stages, 22 shows, 1 sweet weekend.