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Description - This scenic 1,240 acre lake with its many miles of forested shoreline provides multiple outdoor recreational opportunities. Overnight camping is available at Mona campground, boat launching at Saddle Dam and Lookout Creek ramps. Fishing, swimming and water skiing are the favorite activities at the two recreation areas, both near the upper end of the lake. Blue River Dam is located about 38 miles east of Eugene on the Blue River, which is a tributary of the McKenzie River. The dam is one of 13 multi-purpose water projects operated by the Corps of Engineers in the Willamette Valley. The project provides for flood damage reduction, improved water quality downstream, and water-based recreation.

Attractions - In the Willamette National Forest, in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, this scenic 1,240 acre lake with its many miles of forested shoreline provides multiple outdoor recreational opportunities. Overnight camping is available at Mona campground, boat launching at Saddle Dam and Lookout Creek ramps. Fishing, swimming and water skiing are the favorite activities at the two recreation areas, both near the upper end of the lake. There are no Corps operated parks on Blue River Lake.

Recreation - This scenic 1,240 acre lake with its many miles of forested shoreline provides multiple outdoor recreational opportunities. Overnight camping is available at Mona campground, boat launching at Saddle Dam and Lookout Creek ramps. Fishing, swimming and water skiing are the favorite activities at the two recreation areas, both near the upper end of the lake

Climate - The climate in Oregon varies greatly by region. The coastal region and the regions west of the Cascade Range are generally temperate and wet. Temperatures in the western portion of the state rarely rise above 85 degrees F during the warmest months and rarely dip below freezing during the winter

Location - Blue River Dam is located about 38 miles east of Eugene, between Eugene and Redmond, on the Blue River.


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Blue River Lake, P.O. Box 429 , LOWELL, OR, 97452-0429, Phone: 541-937-2131

Additional Information:
Oregon Lakes and Reservoirs - This list includes some of Oregon's largest reservoirs, as well as several smaller mountain lakes. These sites offer a full range of water-based outdoor recreation opportunities.
Willamette Valley - The Willamette Valley lies to the south of Portland and takes its name from the river that flows through it. The valley lies between the Coast Range and the Cascades.

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