Eugene Office Address: 3106 Pierce Parkway, Suite E, Springfield, OR 97477
The Eugene District encompasses some of Oregon's most spectacular scenery and extends from the west slopes of the Cascade Range through the southern Willamette Valley and across the Coast Range to the shores of the Pacific Ocean. Mountainous forests, valley wetlands, and coastal dunes are all found within the District's boundary.
The Eugene District of the Bureau of Land Management extends from the Pacific Coast into the western slopes of the Cascade Range, encompassing 316,000 acres. The Eugene District manages several ecosystems ranging from coastal inlands to dense Douglas-fir, hemlock, and cedar forests. The wide variation in the lands managed by the District offers the perfect compromise between the urban parks in the cities and the high elevation recreation opportunities in the adjacent Willamette, Siuslaw, and Umpqua National Forests. More than 200,000 visitors a year come to the Eugene District to sightsee, hike, fish, swim, hunt, picnic, and pursue other recreational activities.
Attractions & Recreation Opportunities
Hult Pond Recreation Site
This site, sometimes referred to as Horton Lake, Hult Marsh, Hult Reservoir, or Mill Pond, was developed in the early 1900s for logging operations. The reservoir and surrounding wetland are about 40 acres and support a rich diversity of wildlife, fish, and plant species. This recreation site is popular for activities such as fishing, camping, hiking, horseback riding, and scenic driving.
Whittaker Creek Recreation Site
This site offers family camping in a wooded riverside location with a hiking trail that provides access to an old growth stand of Douglas fir high above the campground. The Old Growth Ridge Trail was designated in 1994 as a National Recreation Trail due to the exceptional wildlife, geology, and old growth trees that are typical of coast range ecosystems. Chinook and coho salmon as well as steelhead trout can be observed in the fall and winter months in the creek next to the campground.
To better visualize the extent of our District and the public lands we manage, look at this detailed map that shows major public lands, major roads and the boundary of both our District and Resource Areas.