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Fern Ridge Reservoir is nestled in the Coast Range foothills 15 miles northwest of Eugene. Created in 1941 by the damming of the Long Tom River, Fern Ridge is the southern Willamette Valley’s largest impoundment at 9,000 acres. The lake is quite popular with sailors from Eugene and beyond, offering some of the best fresh water sailing in the Pacific Northwest. Anglers will find largemouth bass, cutthroat trout, crappie and catfish, with excellent fishing in the spring.

Waterskiers flock here as well in the summer months. Extensive wetland habitat makes the reservoir a haven for over 250 species of birds, including both resident and migratory species; in fact, the southeast shore is a designated wildlife refuge. There are four boat launches on Fern Ridge, with several offering extensive services. NOTE: Fern Ridge is drained in the winter for flood control measures.

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This park is along the Long Tom River, which flows from the spillway of Fern Ridge Dam, just across Clear Lake Rd. Oak and Oregon ash dominate the habitat, with willows along the margins of several ponds. Kirk Pond, the large shallow pond along the N side of Clear Lake Rd, hosts large flocks of American Wigeon in winter, usually with a few Eurasian Wigeon, Canvasback, and sometimes more rare ducks. In winter, the spillway attracts numerous gulls, and Great Egrets line the river. Cliff Swallows nest here in spring. The predawn fly-out of Tundra Swan flocks from winter roosts on the reservoir is a spectacle worth seeing and hearing. From the top of the earthen dam, scope the lake for gulls, terns, and (rarely) jaegers. In spring, watch for Bald Eagle and for Osprey carrying fish to their nest. Listen for rails in the marshy areas, and Wrentit along riparian edges in the park. Camping is available at nearby Richardson Park.

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The Rad Run is a 5K Obstacle Course with more obstacles than any other Oregon 5k, more live bands, charities ($10 of every entry goes to 7 local charities), rad Kids area, and rad promotions.<\/p>","post_name":"the-rad-run","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"44.1332","lng":"-123.349","distance":"2.8","permalink":"\/see-do\/events\/sports\/adventurecation-events\/the-rad-run\/","terms":"a Sports Event<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"2035157","post_title":"Oregon Paddle Sports - Summer Canoe, Kayak & SUP Demo Day","post_content":"

Come out and try paddle sports! If you've ever wanted to paddle a canoe, kayak or standup paddle board, this is a chance to try it for free. Hosted by Oregon Paddle Sports. There will be a product representative to answer questions.<\/p>","post_name":"oregon-paddle-sports-summer-canoe-kayak-sup-demo-day","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"44.0533","lng":"-123.292","distance":"4.8","permalink":"\/see-do\/events\/sports\/adventurecation-events\/oregon-paddle-sports-summer-canoe-kayak-sup-demo-day\/","terms":"a Sports Event<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"1661947","post_title":"Veneta Park n' Ride: Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Station","post_content":"","post_name":"veneta-park-n-ride-electric-vehicle-fast-charging-station","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"44.0507","lng":"-123.352","distance":"5.0","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/geotourism-sustainable-travel\/veneta-park-n-ride-electric-vehicle-fast-charging-station\/","terms":"a Sustainable Travel<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"}]},"success":true,"html":""}