Trail Bridge Reservoir – Fishing, Camping, Hiking, Swimming

Trail Bridge Campground surrounds beautiful 120 acre man made reservoir located just over an hour outside of Eugene Oregon. The area around the reservoir is home to 46 camp sites, hiking trails, and some amazing fishing. During the summer, Trail Bridge is often full of campers and other outdoor enthusiasts looking to take in the scenery of the Oregon Cacades.

Photographer: Tori Simmons

Location: Trail Bridge is located just over an hour outside of Eugene and 13 miles east of McKenzie Bridge, OR on Highway 126.
Eugene to Trail Bridge – Click Here for a Google Map

Time Involved: You can spend half a day or a whole weekend at Trail Bridge if you want. The area around Trail Bridge is full of outdoor adventures.

Area Activites:
Camping – 46 campsites – 27 walk-in/tent sites and 19 RV sites (without hookups)
Fishing – Some amazing fishing with hatchery rainbow and brook trout
Hiking – The McKenzie River National Recreation Trail is nearby as are other trails in and around the campground – see the link below for more hiking information.
Boating – Boating is allowed (max speed 10mph). You will usually just see rowboats and float tubes.
Swimming – Trail Bridge is a nice place to swim, however the water is cold (max 55 degrees), even in the summer months

Warnings: During the Winter and early Spring, Trail Bridge is usually covered in snow. Also, because Trail Bridge is fed by the McKenzie, water temperatures, even during the summer time usually stay below 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

What to Bring: A fishing rod, camping gear, sunscreen, and anything else you might need.

Amenities: One seasonal restroom, paved access roads, fishing platform, tables, piped drinking water, gravel boat launch, fire rings

Best Times to Go: The “season” for Trail Bridge is April-September, however the campground is open year round with no services or fees during the off months.

General Comments: Check out the links below for more details on Trail Bridge and the surrounding area.

Links to External Sites:
Willamette National Forest – Trail Bridge Reservoir
Willamette National Forest – Trail Bridge Campground
Willamette National Forest – McKenzie River Trail

Other Adventures Nearby: Sahalie Falls, Koosah Falls, Tamolitch Pool, Clear Lake