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McKenzie River

Rushing Waters. Natural Wonders.

The McKenzie River Valley is a traveler’s dream come true with plenty to see, experience and do.


WHAT MAKES THE AREA SPECIAL

  • Birthplace of the world-famous McKenzie River Drift Boat
  • One of the last regions in Oregon to be primarily in private hands that remains 96% forested
  • A wealth of recreational options from outdoor adventures to armchair relaxation
  • Natural, diverse beauty year round
  • Friendly and helpful locals
  • Ample lodging and dining opportunities
  • Easy-to-access activities sure to please different skills and interests
  • 7 informational kiosks and brochure racks along the route make navigation simple


VISIT MCKENZIE RIVER


Snaking along the striking McKenzie River, Highway 126 from Eugene to the mountains delivers a little slice of heaven. Meander, explore and take a day or four to get away from it all. In a single day you can explore sun kissed trails through dense forests, rushing rivers, lakes and waterfalls, relaxing hot springs, drive through lava fields and stop to photograph distant snow-capped mountains.

Whether you’re a front-seat traveler who enjoys the view through the windshield, a daredevil seeking the thrill of biking on sweet single-track trails, or hiker who enjoys birding, photography and breathing in the freshest air in Oregon, the McKenzie River Valley draws you in to its majesty.

The region makes for a lovely day long adventure.You'll find a wealth of sights along the way, restaurants, quaint and historic lodging, short or long hiking/biking trails and plenty of river views. In the summer, this awe-inspiring drive is an ideal way to travel to or from the Bend/Sisters area via McKenzie Pass, which is only open a few precious months out of the year.

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Carol Tannenbaum: Tourism@McKenzieChamber.com 541-954-6370
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