Description - Fall Creek Reservoir, recently transferred to the state park system from the federal U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is a prime recreation area surrounded by day-use parks and a campground.
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Fall Creek State Recreation Area
Cascara campground, on the south shore near the point where Fall Creek enters the lake, is tucked away amid towering Douglas fir trees. The 47 primitive campsites are great for tenters who remember that there are times when "roughing it" means just that.
- Cascara Campground, on the south shore near the point where Fall Creek enters the lake, is tucked away amid towering Douglas-fir trees. The 47 primitive campsites are great for tenters who remember that there are times when "roughing it" means just that.
Every campsite comes equipped with a fire ring and picnic table. A swimming area, complete with a deck, is a short walk from the campground. The boat ramp is nearby, too. The campground is open May 1 to September 30.
Looking for a place to camp with your group? A reservable group camp, Fisherman's Point, is just across the road from Cascara campground.
And if you want to get out on the reservoir check out one of the five day-use areas. Winberry, with its two-lane boat ramp and parking for more than 100 cars and 150 boat trailers, is the largest. It's also the only one to charge a day-use fee. The site is open May 1 to September 30.
There are four other day-use sites. Three offer primitive boat ramps. The North Shore site has a low-water ramp and is open year-round. The others are open May 1 to September 30.
Vital Stats: Cascara campground: open May 1 - Sept. 30. 47 primitive sites. Vault toilets.
Fisherman's Point group camp: open May 1 - Sept. 30. 8 sites. Max. 8 people per site.
Winberry day-use area: open May 1 - Sept. 30. Boat ramp. Vault toilets.
North Shore day-use area: open year-round. Boat ramp.
To make reservations for Fisherman's Point (minimum 5 RVs), call (541) 937-1173. For all others, call the Reserve America number listed under the contact information.
Recreation - Fall Creek offers plentiful recreation opportunities. The most popular include camping, boating, fishing, swimming, picnicking, wildlife watching, and viewing scenery.
Climate - Climate in this region changes with elevation. The area receives a high amount of precipitation. Much of the precipitation comes from October to April in the form of rain at the low elevations and as wet heavy snow in the higher elevations. Winter temperatures are normally cool at the lower elevations and cold at the higher elevations. Although snow is possible in the lowest elevations, it is infrequent and does not stay on the ground for long. Late spring, summer and early autumn bring the best chance for clear, sunny days and bring moderate temperatures.
Fall Creek State Recreation Area is located in the Willamette Valley, just off Highway 58, 27 miles southeast of Eugene.