Trail Bridge and Smith Reservoirs are man-made features just an hour outside Eugene on Highway 126. The 55 acres surrounding Trail Bridge Reservoir is home to numerous campsites, hiking trails and day-use sites with great fishing, swimming and boating opportunities. Trail Bridge and Smith Reservoirs are a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts who come to the area to spend a weekend and enjoy the scenery of the Oregon Cascades.
Swimming in the reservoirs is absolute fun but be warned that the water can be cold. Boating is also allowed but you must maintain maximum speeds of 10 mph. Most visitors prefer to use float tubes and rowboats so they can take in the surrounding scenery at low speeds.
The campground is open all year round but the season for Trail Bridge is April - September. If you are an avid angler, take off some time from your swimming activities to catch some hatchery rainbow trout. There are plenty of opportunities for the entire family. Whether you like fishing, swimming, hiking or camping, the Trail Bridge and Smith Reservoirs will satisfy all your expectations.
Trail Bridge & Smith Reservoirs | General Description
Open: Year-round from dawn until dusk
Managed: US Forest Service
Location: Willamette National Forest
Services: Restrooms, drinking water, garbage service, fishing docks, boat ramps, picnic sites
Activities: Swimming, water sports, hiking, biking, fishing, boating
Accommodations: Trail Bridge Campground
Distance from the parking: Short
Road access: Any passenger vehicle
Day-use fees: Yes for some locations
Dogs: Must be on a leash
Elevation: 2,000 ft (610 m)
Trail Bridge Reservoir is located:
- 66 miles east of Eugene
- 98 miles southeast of Salem
- 143 miles southeast of Portland.
Directions to Trail Bridge & Smith Reservoirs