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This is a great family venue. The park is day use only. Great disc golf course that is used by a... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2017
Shirley G
Springfield, Oregon
Dexter Lake is a giant swimming hole.

Dexter Lake is near the route from Eugene to Oakridge. During the Summer there is traffic noise... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2015
Richard S
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23 Jan 2017
18 Nov 2015
“Dexter Lake is a giant swimming hole.”
Dexter, Dexter, OR
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

This is a great family venue. The park is day use only. Great disc golf course that is used by a huge crowd on weekends.

Thank Shirley G
Reviewed 18 November 2015

Dexter Lake is near the route from Eugene to Oakridge. During the Summer there is traffic noise, and if that noise bothers you, it wouldn't be the best destination. The water warms up to almost pool-like, and having fun with friends is priceless.

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 10 August 2014

This is a decent lake to spend a day at. All you need is the one day - then becomes very boring and nothing more to do. Not a very peaceful or relaxing place like the coastal lakes. Typical of a reservoir versus a "real"...More

1  Thank GlobalTravelers100
Reviewed 17 March 2013

I like to paddle around quietly so this place is a little busy, it's on the Highway so it's also noisy. It's a nice place to visit however and is close to civilization so supplies are always on hand.

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 11 January 2013

This lake has had issue as with algae bloom in the past, but the boat races are worht watching and it is close too town. I don't recommend fishing there though

Thank Vicky H
Reviewed 14 December 2012

A family member rows with a Crew team. The lake offers a wonderful location for rowing. Early morning is a special time, before the motorboats are present. Sometimes there is an algae alert in late summer

1  Thank deanham
Reviewed 2 August 2012

Go to the drag boat races when they are here. This a great way to spend the weekend watching the races. The people who put this on and take care of the safety are a great family to be a part of.

Thank Cherie S
Reviewed 28 May 2012

Dexter Lake and the surrounding area are a really great way to enjoy the outdoors near Eugene. At first, it doesn't look like much, but there are lots of off-shoots and side roads you can take to get up to creeks and campsites around the...More

3  Thank MeredithABaker
Reviewed 29 February 2012

This suffers from being a reservoir. The surrounding park land is not very scenic or interesting. Not very interesting to row in a raft either.

Thank cookingteacher1
Reviewed 7 February 2012

A peaceful, scenic reservoir, never crowded. Perfect for a picnic.

Thank fictionfire
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