• A shady stretch of the Calapooia River running through the rock layers
• A series of swimming holes in the rocky pockets and channels, big pool with sand and gravel beach
McKercher County Park is located a mile west of Crawfordsville and about 6 miles east of Brownsville. The park is a great spot for picnics in green scenery under the calming shade of a white fir and Douglas tree canopies. Besides, the park is greatly esteemed for swimming holes that punctuate the Calapooia River. Tourists and local residents concur that McKercher Park is a prime location for picnicking and swimming.
The Calapooia River park provides a series of swimming holes including shallow ones that are perfect for small children and some are extremely deep, ideal for the adults and can be used for both swimming or jumping.
McKercher County Park scenery is picturesque with numbers of channels and little plunge pools in the rocky terrain. The park features small waterfalls, a sand and gravel beach, rocky ledges, wading and swimming area.
The park has plenty of parking space. Fishing is available as well.
McKercher Park – Calapooia River | General Description
Managed: Linn County
Location: McKercher County Park
Services: Vault toilet, garbage service, picnic sites, no drinking water
Activities: Swimming, rock jumping, hiking, fishing, picnicking, rockhounding
Accommodations: No camping in the park
Distance from the parking: Short
Road access: Any passenger vehicle
Day-use fees: None
Dogs: Must be on a leash
Elevation: 440 ft (134 m)
McKercher County Park is located:
- 6 miles east of Brownsville
- 35 miles northeast of Eugene
- 51 miles southeast of Salem.
Directions to McKercher Park
- Take exit 216 for Highway 228 East
- Turn onto Highway 228 East and drive 9.8 miles to the McKercher Park on the right.