Pets allowed
Allowed with Restrictions
Guided tours
No
Backcountry camping
No
Lodging
No
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Cooper Creek Reservoir is located just east of the small town of Sutherlin, Oregon. The reservoir is fed by namesake Cooper Creek and held back by a large earthen dam. The 16- acre reservoir is a picturesque spot that offers many recreational opportunities.

The park is day use only (no camping) and a $4 parking fee is required. There is also the option of an annual pass for those who frequent the area. Although there are many parking areas along the reservoir, the main one is at “Cooper Creek West.” Here you’ll find ample parking as well as a boat ramp, fishing pier, picnic/day use area and restrooms. This is where the earthen dam is located and is a popular bank fishing spot.

The “Cooper Creek East” parking area also offers a boat ramp. The reservoir is stocked with trout -- but largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie and brown bullhead catfish can be caught here as well. In addition to fishing, Cooper Creek is an excellent place for jet skiing and water skiing.

The recreational opportunities aren’t just limited to the water. A 7-mile trail skirts around the southern side of the reservoir, and a connecting trail on the northern side is under construction. This is an excellent trail for both hikers and mountain bikers.

Several short side trails scattered around the reservoir lead down to the water and picnic tables, making Cooper Creek and excellent place to come and enjoy a relaxing afternoon.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

Day use fee

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Fishing access. Day use areas. Trail access.

Cons

No camping.

Features

ADA accessible
Vault toilet
Boat ramp(s)
Wildlife
Family friendly
Fishing
Picnic tables
Near lake or river
Bird watching

Location

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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