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 2019 our day-camps will take place at several locations, including the following:
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.
Mt. Pisgah Arboretum
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.
Directions to LCC
From South Eugene (29th and Willamette): Head East on 29th street toward Amazon Parkway. Turn right (South) on Amazon Parkway. At the next light, continue straight on to 30th Ave. Continue on 30th ave for 2.2 miles. Once on the East side of the hill, take the first exit marked Lane Community College then keep right at the fork toward Gonyea Rd. Follow Gonyea Rd until you see the sign for Lot L, then take a left. Check-in and registration will be on the lawn in front of building 16. You should see a pop-up canopy and banner.
From I-5 (intersection with I-105): Head south on I-5. Take exit 189 toward 30th Ave. At the light, turn right on to OR225 (McVay Hwy) and continue for 0.6 miles. At 30th Ave turn right. Go past the first traffic light on 30th ave and continue for 0.8 miles to the exit for Lane Community College then continue on to Gonyea Rd. Follow Gonyea Rd until you see the sign for Lot L, then take a left. Check-in and registration will be on the lawn in front of building 16. You should see a pop-up canopy and banner.
Lane Community College (LCC) is the home to many of our summer day camps. LCC is also a valuable higher education resource in our community. They offer a wide variety of programs including transfer credit programs, career and technical degree and certificate programs, continuing education noncredit courses, programs in English as a Second Language (ESL), International ESL, GED programs and even customized training for local businesses. More information is at www.lanecc.edu.
Surrounding the main campus at LCC are hundreds of acres of forest, meadow, savannah, stream, and wetland habitats. This surrounding natural area provides our camp programs with seemingly endless opportunities to explore, discover, learn, and steward the land. LCC is also buffered to the south by Suzanne Arlie Park, a 500+ acre city nature preserve. This provides ample wildlife habitat and makes this location like a little wilderness in our own backyard.