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McKenzie River Info


Explore the diverse outdoor activities and charming attractions that dot the McKenzie River area, just an hour outside of Eugene, OR. As you journey along the riverbanks, you’ll be captivated by the scenic transition from lush farmlands, including hazelnut and family farms, to the majestic Cascade Mountains.


While immersing yourself in nature’s wonders, don’t miss the chance to visit the vibrant city of Eugene. Boasting the renowned Oregon University campus and bustling farmers’ markets, Eugene offers a delightful blend of urban amenities and natural charm that’s well worth exploring.



The McKenzie River corridor offers a variety of experiences to suit different interests and preferences.

  • Visit McKenzie River: Experience the charm of the McKenzie River region with its recreational opportunities, scenic views, and cultural sites.
  • McKenzie River National Recreation Trail: Enjoy nature’s beauty along the McKenzie River National Recreation Trail, meandering through forests and past captivating waterfalls.
  • Tokatee Golf: Enjoy a round of golf amidst stunning landscapes at Tokatee Golf, with the Cascade Mountains providing a picturesque backdrop.


Explore a range of lodging options nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes along the McKenzie River, providing a perfect retreat for adventurers seeking tranquility and convenience.

  • Belknap Hot Springs Resort: Enjoy relaxation at Belknap Hot Springs Resort, offering soothing hot springs, cozy accommodations, and scenic views of the surrounding wilderness.
  • McKenzie River Cabins: Experience rustic charm and modern comforts at McKenzie River Cabins, providing comfortable cabins nestled in the heart of nature, ideal for a serene getaway.
  • McKenzie River Inn: Experience tranquility at McKenzie River Inn, offering cozy rooms, riverfront views, and a relaxing atmosphere.


In Eugene, Oregon, and along the serene McKenzie River canyon, find a selection of dining spots to refuel and savor local flavors after a day of outdoor adventure.

  • McKenzie River General Store: Offering a taste of local fare, the McKenzie River General Store invites visitors to enjoy simple, hearty meals in a cozy, rustic setting.
  • Takoda’s Restaurant: Overlooking the tranquil McKenzie River, Takoda’s Restaurant provides a relaxed dining experience with classic dishes and scenic views.
  • Ike’s Pizza: A favorite among locals, Ike’s Pizza serves up delicious pies perfect for sharing with friends and family after a day of exploring the river.


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