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Hendricks Bridge Park

McKenzie River, Oregon

Willamette Valley, Oregon

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  • The entrance to Hendricks Bridge Park.- Hendricks Bridge Park
  • The host at Hendricks Bridge Park.- Hendricks Bridge Park
  • The self-pay station.- Hendricks Bridge Park
  • Volleyball at Hendricks Bridge Park.- Hendricks Bridge Park
  • Restrooms at Hendricks Bridge Park.- Hendricks Bridge Park
  • Hendricks Bridge Park.- Hendricks Bridge Park
  • The boat ramp at Hendricks Bridge Park.- Hendricks Bridge Park
  • Hendricks Bridge.- Hendricks Bridge Park
  • Looking upstream at the McKenzie River from Hendricks Bridge Park.- Hendricks Bridge Park
  • The designated swimming area at Hendricks Bridge Park.- Hendricks Bridge Park
  • Short trails access the water along the bank.- Hendricks Bridge Park
  • Horseshoes at Hendricks Bridge Park.- Hendricks Bridge Park
  • A picnic shelter can be reserved.- Hendricks Bridge Park
  • Hendricks Bridge Park.- Hendricks Bridge Park
  • The McKenzie River.- Hendricks Bridge Park
  • Fishing from Hendricks Bridge Park.- Hendricks Bridge Park
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Boat ramp. Swimming area. Fishing. Picnic shelter.
Cons: 
Busy.
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Region:
Willamette Valley, OR
Congestion: 
High
Pets allowed: 
Yes, with restrictions
Parking Pass: 
General Day Use Fee
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Current Local Weather:
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Adventure Description

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Hendricks Bridge is where Highway 126 crosses the McKenzie River just east of Springfield. Historically, this is where Caswell Hendricks operated his ferry across the river from 1862 to 1897, transporting livestock and goods using cables that were anchored between the north and south banks. It’s also the site of a large county park that is a popular spot for boaters launching on the McKenzie River, locals looking to cool off and find some fish, and day use visitors. This capacious park features plenty of shaded, open grass that make the place a great choice for group functions; individual picnic tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The park is best known for its boat ramp, which is highly trafficked year round, and the fishing on this stretch can be quite good. An informal area has been constructed out of stones to demarcate a swimming and wading pool, though this tends to be quite shallow in summer when the days are warm enough to make the chilly McKenzie a tempting option. Still, this can be a good choice for families, and grabbing a picnic table for the day is easy. Volleyball and horseshoe pits are also available, and a picnic shelter can be reserved.

The park has restrooms and running water and is open year round from dawn to dusk.

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