Hills Creek Reservoir Area

  

Hills Creek Dam is located 45 miles southeast of Eugene, on the Middle Fork Willamette River, four miles southwest of Oakridge, Oregon.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built Hills Creek Reservoir in 1961. The dam was built to provide flood control, irrigation, power generation, water-based recreation and improved down stream navigation. The 44-mile shoreline of this reservoir is managed to provide habitat for a wide variety of wildlife and waterfowl.

The scenic 2,735 acre lake (when full) with its 44 miles of forested shoreline provide many recreation opportunities including camping, boating, swimming, fishing, and water skiing.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Hills Creek Reservoir will be drawn down beginning June 1, 2017 in order to begin spillway gate repairs on July 15. The higher elevation boat ramps will be unusable by July 1, but Packard Creek Boat Ramp should be usable throughout the summer.
Closest Towns: Oakridge, OR
Passes: Some trails and day use sites require a Recreation Pass
Information Center: Middle Fork Ranger District

General Information

Directions:

Hills Creek Reservoir is located 45 miles southeast of Eugene. To reach the reservoir, travel east from I-5 to Highway 58. Proceed on Hwy 58 to the east end of Oakridge, near milepost 37. Turn right onto Kitson Springs Road. After one-half mile you can proceed straight ahead, or turn right and continue about one mile to the reservoir.


General Notes:

Boating Regulations & Boating Safety: Oregon State Marine Board manages boating regulations. Visit their website for boating regulations and safety information. They also have links to information about water levels in the reservoirs.

Fishing Regulations & Information: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife manages fishing regulations. Visit their website for information on fishing seasons and fishing licenses.

Reservoir and River Level Information: From the US Army Corps of Engineers.

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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
2,735 Acres

  Latitude : 
43.614263

  Longitude : 
-122.444808