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Dexter State Recreation Site

  COVID-19 Alert 05/08/20
The park is open daily 8:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. for limited daytime use. Be prepared to turn around if crowded. Bring your own water, food and hand sanitizer. Do not travel far to visit. Facilities may close without notice.
Check our Park Status Map for a list of open parks and our FAQ page for details on this decision.
Major Features & Activities:
  • Hiking Trails
  • Picnicking
  • Swimming
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife
  • Pit Toilets (ADA)
  • Horse Trails
  • Kayaking
  • Open Year Round
  • Bike Path
  • Boat Ramp
  • Disc Golf
  • Fishing

COVID-19 UPDATE: The park is open 8:30 am – 9 pm for limited daytime use. Be prepared to turn around if crowded. Bring your own water, food and hand sanitizer. Do not travel far to visit. Facilities may close without notice.  

 

Dexter State Recreation Site, on the western edge of Dexter Reservoir, provides convenient access to the reservoir with docks and a two lane launch ramp.  A picnic area with bbq stands and fire rings overlooks the lake.  But the lake is not the only attraction!  A popular 18-hole disc golf course winds it way through oaks and Douglas fir trees and you can reach nearby Elijah Bristow State Park through a system of connecting trails that follow the Middle Fork of the Willamette River.