Day Camp Directions

Not sure at what site your camp is located? Check the page for the camp and it will detail where the camp is taking place.

For Summer 2020 our day-camps will take place at several locations, including the following:

Hendricks Park

Directions to Hendricks Park

Head East on Franklin Blvd./OR-126/OR-99. Turn right onto Walnut St. Turn slightly right onto Fairmount Blvd. Turn left onto Summit Ave. Drive to the top of the hill, veer right at the Wilkins Shelter, and park in the picnic area parking lot. Drop off and pick-ups will be in the field next to the parking lot (not at Wilkins Shelter). The meeting spot is near the intersection of Fairmount and Floral Hill.

About Hendricks Park

Hendricks Park is Eugene’s oldest city park. Its 78 acres include a mature forest, a world-renowned rhododendron garden, and now a new native plant garden. Laced with trails, the park is a haven for hikers, birders, and others who enjoy retreating to the tranquility of nature. Without leaving the city, visitors can walk among Douglas fir trees two hundred years old, ferns, and wildflowers such as trilliums and irises, and over six thousand varieties of rhododendrons and other ornamental plants.

We hold many Summer Nature Camps here, as well as Winter Break Camps and Spring Break Camps!

Mt. Pisgah Arboretum

Important:
Parking at Mount Pisgah

All parking at Mount Pisgah Arboretum requires a Lane County Parks pass. All families who enroll in summer nature camp at the Arboretum purchase an annual membership that includes an annual parking pass which you will receive on the first day of camp. For Home School programs you may drop off and pick up your children in the “bus turnaround” area without needing a pass. However, if you park your car for any amount of time in the parking lot you must purchase a pass. You can purchase a day pass on site for $4 or you can purchase an annual Lane County Parking pass for $40 (useable at any of 68 Lane County parks). Lane County has been known to be aggressive in ticketing cars and if you receive a ticket we will be unable to intervene on your behalf. Please be sure that all cars parked at the Arboretum display a valid pass.

Directions to Mount Pisgah Arboretum

Mount Pisgah Arboretum is located at 34901 Frank Parrish Rd, Eugene, OR 97405. It is tucked into the larger Lane County Park called the Howard Buford Recreation Area.

From Interstate 5, Southbound: Exit the freeway at Exit 189. At the base of the offramp, turn right and head towards 30th Avenue. Make a left turn at the stop light at 30th Ave and cross over the freeway. At the stop sign just past the overpass, turn left. Make a right turn onto Franklin Blvd at the Shell Station and cross under the railroad bridge. Follow Franklin around a curve, then turn left on Seavey Loop Road. Continue forward for about a mile and a half. Cross a short bridge over the river. Follow the right fork of the road into the Arboretum parking lot. (See it on an interactive map.)

From Interstate 5, Northbound: Exit the freeway at Exit 189. At the stop sign at the end of the offramp, go forward. Make a right turn onto Franklin Blvd at the Shell Station and cross under the railroad bridge. Follow Franklin around a curve, then turn left on Seavey Loop Road. Continue forward for about a mile and a half. Cross a short bridge over the river. Follow the right fork of the road into the Arboretum parking lot. (See it on an interactive map.)


From South Eugene: Take 30th Avenue past Lane Community College. Cross the freeway overpass and turn left at the blinking stoplight. Turn right after the Shell Station onto East Franklin Blvd. Follow this road about 1/3 mile. Take the first left onto Seavey Loop Road. Continue straight 2 miles to the Arboretum.


From Springfield: Take Main Street west, crossing the river at Island Park. Take the first left after the bridge onto Franklin Blvd. (U-Haul is on the corner.) Follow Franklin South, turning left at the first light onto East Franklin Blvd. Continue on East Franklin and turn left just before the Shell Station. Follow this road about 1/3 mile. Take the first left onto Seavey Loop Road. Continue straight 2 miles to the Arboretum.

About Mount Pisgah Arboretum

One of the shining jewels of Lane County, Mount Pisgah Arboretum is a 209-acre living tree museum. Its riverside trails, quiet paths through evergreen forests, water garden teeming with life, bright wildflower meadows, and open views across oak savannas delight all ages. Located within Lane County’s Howard Buford Recreation Area, the Arboretum lies between the Coast Fork of the Willamette River and the slopes of Mount Pisgah.

Clearwater Park

Directions to Clearwater

Take Main Street in Springfield to S 42nd St. At the traffic circle, take the third exit onto OR 222 S/Jasper Rd. Turn right on Clearwater Lane and continue straight until you can see the river.

About Clearwater Park

Along the river is a maze of trails guiding you to beaver dams, hidden hollows, and big old trees. There are 50 acres of riparian habitat with a mix of clear views of the river and forest depths filled with understory brush. The perfect place to adventure!