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Carol Tannenbaum: Tourism@McKenzieChamber.com 541-954-6370 (note: please do not publish this contact info)
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