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McKenzie River, Harvest Landing to Armitage Park

Willamette Valley, Oregon

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McKenzie River, Harvest Landing to Armitage Park

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  • Boat ramp at Harvest Landing Park in Springfield.- McKenzie River, Harvest Landing to Armitage Park
  • Floating the McKenzie River.- McKenzie River, Harvest Landing to Armitage Park
  • Floating on the McKenzie River.- McKenzie River, Harvest Landing to Armitage Park
  • McKenzie River.- McKenzie River, Harvest Landing to Armitage Park
  • Sun shining on the McKenzie River.- McKenzie River, Harvest Landing to Armitage Park
  • McKenzie River.- McKenzie River, Harvest Landing to Armitage Park
  • McKenzie River.- McKenzie River, Harvest Landing to Armitage Park
  • Floating the McKenzie River.- McKenzie River, Harvest Landing to Armitage Park
  • Floating the McKenzie River.- McKenzie River, Harvest Landing to Armitage Park
  • The bridge just before the take-out at Armitage Park.- McKenzie River, Harvest Landing to Armitage Park
  • Boat ramp at Armitage Park in Eugene.- McKenzie River, Harvest Landing to Armitage Park
  • Volleyball court at Armitage Park. - McKenzie River, Harvest Landing to Armitage Park
  • Sunset over the McKenzie River.- McKenzie River, Harvest Landing to Armitage Park
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Pros: 
Easy access to river. Close to Eugene.
Cons: 
Lots of people. No place to buy parking pass at put-in spot.
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Region:
Willamette Valley, OR
Congestion: 
High
Parking Pass: 
Lane County Park Pass
Put-in location (lat, long coordinates): 
Harvest Landing, Springfield
Take-out location (lat, long coordinates): 
Armitage Park, Eugene
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With put-in and take-out spots so close to Eugene and Springfield, this stretch of the McKenzie River is a great escape on a hot summer day! There is a small parking area with a vault toilet at the put-in spot at Harvest Landing Park. The boat ramp provides easy access into the river. During the float, watch for wildlife along the banks such as river otters and waterfowl. You can stop along the way and pick blackberries for a break from the water. This part of the McKenzie is also known for good fishing holes. There are a few houses along the south side of the river, and people can be seen hanging out on the banks, but the majority of the float is pretty quiet. The take-out spot, another boat ramp, is on the left (south) side of the river, just under the I-5 bridge at Armitage Park. Armitage Park also has restroom facilities, picnic tables, horseshoe pits, volleyball courts and a large parking area.

Note: There is no place to purchase a Lane County park pass at Harvest Landing.

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