McKenzie River Corridor

The McKenzie river in the summer.

Springfield Inter-agency Office 3106 Pierce Parkway, Suite E Springfield, OR 97477

44.116408, -122.442591
Take exit 194A from Interstate Highway 5 onto Highway 126. Travel 7 miles east towards McKenzie River Hwy. Turn left at junction and proceed east to access BLM lands and facilities which, in addition to the highway, can be reached via Deerhorn and Goodpasture Roads
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McKenzie River Corridor


The Silver Creek and Rennie’s Landing boat launches on the north shore of the McKenzie River; as well as All day use and dispersed camping on Goodpasture Road along the south shore are temporarily closed to public use due to damage from the 2020 wildfire season. We are working to mitigate the damage and return access for the public as quickly as possible.
The river visitor is apt to be rewarded in delightful ways while recreating in the cool, lush corridor, home to an array of fish and wildlife, and inspiring scenic beauty. The cold waters team with prized fish and challenging rapids that test the skills of fisherman, rafters, and kayakers alike. In the air, osprey and other birds of prey eagerly scan the waters looking for that satisfying meal of the day. On land, deer, meander about in search of cover and forage with seemingly abundant options from which to choose. Active sport or quiet contemplation find a natural fit among the flowing waters, cathedral-like forest, and rounded boulders positioned along the river like sentries on watch.

Know Before You Go:

  • BLM manages 2 boat launch facilities (Rennie and Silver Creek) on the north side of the McKenzie River east of Leaburg, and 1 on the south side along Deerhorn Road (Taylor Landing).
  • Day use of developed sites is allowed.
  • Camping in dispersed areas allowed unless signed otherwise.
  • Please support the continued health and beauty of the river corridor by using facilities appropriately where provided, and applying pack-it-in/pack-it-out practices in undeveloped, natural areas.

Point of Interest

The historic Goodpasture Covered Bridge is one of the most beautiful and photographed covered bridges in Oregon. Built in 1938 and spanning 165 feet across the McKenzie River, it is Oregon's 2nd longest covered bridge.

McKenzie River Brochure

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