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Oakridge, OR

Travel Guide
Oakridge showing rapids

See nature at its most dramatic and scenic among the high peaks and vast lakes of the Willamette National Forest.

In the shadow of snowy mountains, Oakridge is best known as a hub for thrilling outdoor activities. Mountain biking, hiking and watersports are among the many fun hobbies practiced in this picturesque town. Get closer to nature with an exploration of the forests and the Cascades Range overlooking the community.

Relax along the shores of one of the streams surrounding the town, such as Salmon Creek and Salt Creek. Play a few rounds at the Circle Bar Golf Club against a backdrop of rolling green hills and trees. The Diamond Peak shield volcano is an impressive sight southeast of the town.

Bring the kids to the Willamette Hatchery to see the fish and taxidermy displays. Cross the bridge to find the ponds that decorate this pleasant site. Walk along the interpretive trail and play mini-golf with your family.

Use the town as a base to travel through the enormous Willamette National Forest for its lakes, mountains and maze-like trails. It is accessible year-round, from the dry, warm summer until the cold, snowy winter.

Drive east from Oakridge for 32 miles (51 kilometers) to reach Waldo Lake, known for its extraordinarily clear water. Try fishing and boating on this large lake and rent equipment and amenities from one of the campgrounds surrounding it.

Just south of the lake is one of the delights of the region, Salt Creek Falls. Snap photos of this behemoth of a waterfall, with its drop of 286 feet (87 meters). Hear the roar of the water as it plunges into a pool at its base.

Find the town in the southern part of the Willamette National Forest in western Oregon. Fly to Portland International Airport and drive south for about 160 miles (260 kilometers). Smaller transportation links in the region include Oakridge State Airport and Eugene Airport. Visit the nearby destinations of Eugene, Salem and McCredie Springs.

Oakridge is an exploration base in the midst of a spectacular forested mountain range.

Best Western Oakridge Inn
Best Western Oakridge Inn
2.5 out of 5
47433 Highway 58, Oakridge, OR
The price is $99 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 16
Situated in Oakridge, this hotel is steps from Willamette National Forest and Cascade Range. Greenwaters Park is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) away.
4/5Very Good! (274 reviews)
"The hottub was closed for repairs and the pool was dirty. They do have a nice parking lot and open areas set up around for you to visit and still social distance."

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

Best Western Oakridge Inn
Arbor Inn Motel Oakridge
Arbor Inn Motel Oakridge
2.5 out of 5
48229 Hwy 58, Oakridge, OR
The price is $100 per night from Aug 2 to Aug 2
Situated in Oakridge, this motel is 26.2 mi (42.1 km) from Willamette Pass Ski Area.
4.5/5Wonderful! (77 reviews)
"I like how quaint the rooms are. I dont like how soft the beds are."

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

Arbor Inn Motel Oakridge
Anderson's Mountain Bike House
Anderson's Mountain Bike House
Oakridge, OR
This family-friendly Oakridge vacation home is steps from Willamette National Forest and Cascade Range. Greenwaters Park is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) away.
4.5/5Wonderful! (13 reviews)
Bicycle House
"This is a great place for 3 people to use as base camp for gravel and mt.bike rides out of Oakridge. The house is clean and well stocked with basic needs."

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2021

Anderson's Mountain Bike House
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Anderson's Mountain Bike House
Anderson's Mountain Bike House
Oakridge, OR
This family-friendly Oakridge vacation home is steps from Willamette National Forest and Cascade Range. Greenwaters Park is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) away.
4.5/5Wonderful! (13 reviews)
Bicycle House
"This is a great place for 3 people to use as base camp for gravel and mt.bike rides out of Oakridge. The house is clean and well stocked with basic needs."

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2021

Anderson's Mountain Bike House
The Great Escape. 2bdrm 1 bat
The Great Escape. 2bdrm 1 bat
Oakridge, OR
Situated in Oakridge, this vacation home is steps from Willamette National Forest and Cascade Range. Greenwaters Park is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) away.
4.9/5Exceptional! (14 reviews)
gorgeous views, lovely space
"private, beautiful property and spacious home"

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2021

The Great Escape. 2bdrm 1 bat
Beautiful County Location
Beautiful County Location
Springfield, OR
Situated in a rural location, this vacation home is within 12 mi (20 km) of McKenzie River, Volunteers In Medicine Clinic, and Regional Sports Center. Willamalane ...
5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Nice
"Very nice stay. Thanks"

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2021

Beautiful County Location
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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