The Reservoir is Done Filling and All Boat Ramps are Currently Available

Fern Ridge Reservoir - Veneta, OR


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
6-2-2021
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This 9,000-acre lake just 12 miles west of Eugene is the Willamette Basin’s largest water body. The reservoir is done filling, and all boat ramps are currently available to launch boats. Now would be an excellent time to fish this waterbody for crappie and largemouth bass.  

For local information regarding the lake and available boat ramps, contact the Lane County Parks Department at 541-682-2000.

Bass and crappie are available throughout the spring and summer and with the warmer weather are now active. Look for crappie along the weedy edges on the south side of the reservoir. The south shore around Perkins Peninsula as well as along the face of the dam are good spots. 

There is good bank access at several rest stops and campgrounds, and three seasonal boat ramps.




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