If you’re planning to spend the weekend, Oakridge has many things to do to keep you and your family entertained. The Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports Commission has compiled an amazing website for our participants with information on the area. You can visit the site by click here.
Below are some of our favorite activities in the area.
McCredie Hot Springs
Located about 8 miles east of Oakridge, near the Blue Pool Campground and milepost 46. To reach the pools on the south side of Salt Creek, drive a half mile east of the parking lot and take Shady Gap Road across the creek. Cross the bridge and park in any of the pullouts. There’s an unnamed trail up the back and to the pools.
GPS: 43.708 122.288
Salt Creek Falls
Salt Creek Falls is the 2nd highest single drop waterfall in Oregon and is located about 23 miles southeast of Oakridge and about 5 miles west of Willamette Pass. It is only 50 yards from the parking lot making it easily accessible for all.
Waldo Lake is located about 31 miles east of Oakridge at an elevation of 5,414 feet. It is one of the purest lakes in the world and on calm days you can see to depths of 120 feet.