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Address: Eugene, OR
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Runs through the city of Eugene, Oregon.

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Beautiful river surrounded by Oregon Forestry

Water quality of the river is currently B-. The pristine McKenzie River also runs through the area and is more the choice for fishing and rafting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2015
Derald G
Eugene, Oregon, United States
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Eugene, Oregon, United States
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Water quality of the river is currently B-. The pristine McKenzie River also runs through the area and is more the choice for fishing and rafting.

Thank Derald G
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35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The Willamette river starts with snow melt in the Cascades and is full of trout as well as steelhead during the fall season. It's clear water and scenic beauty well known. We grew up camping on the "upper" Willamette near Oakridge as children and return every summer with our kids. In Eugene THE River runs thro ugh town, and is... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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333 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

There are tons of great opportunities to see the Willamette River in Eugene, from eating dinner at Sweetwaters or the North Bank to exercising on the river path. The DeFazio and Autzen foot-bridges are particularly impressive, though. It's awesome that a city the size of Eugene has as many non-automotive crossings as they do. Floating the river is even better,... More 

Thank Autopiloted
Santa Cruz, California
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140 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The Willamette river is one of the attractions in Eugene. It adds a beauty and grace and outdoor opportunity that is a rare and welcome beauty. Some of the restaurants on the North side of town have eiver view seating which is absolutely wonderful on a sunny Oregon DAY!

1 Thank Libi K
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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410 reviews
129 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed the walking trails along side this gorgeous body of water. We could have spent all day here enjoying the shear beauty of this wonderful river.

Thank 46749
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

It's a river A very pretty river with awesome parks and trails along. Rent a bike. A blast! You can go for miles and miles and then stop of for a beverage at the ample selection of town breweries

Thank DJDrDeth
Texas Gulf Coast
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45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I went floating down the Willamette with about 6 classmates. The majority of the river was clean and pretty shallow. There wasn't a lot of current neat the EWEB building so we had to paddle A LOT. Still it was a fun thing to do on a hot day in Eugene.

1 Thank PickyGirlTravels
Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We walk one of the many bike and walking paths almost every day. We see all kinds of wildlife birds Canada Geese, Osprey, bald eagles, even once in a while fox and pheasants. It is a hikers and bikers pasadise

1 Thank NickolasB74
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55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Our family recently floated about 5 miles ending up at Harrisburg. It was a hot day and it was nice on the water. Just pull up on a gravel bar and cool down whenever you want. There are spots where the wind makes floating a challenge. In other words you do have to paddle.

1 Thank morelqueen
South Jersey
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260 reviews
143 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

There is a nice walk or park path along the river, walk into a rose garden, walk across the foot path to visit an enclosed mall. Nicely done recreation area.

Thank brenirish

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