Eagle Rock Lodge

Eagle Rock Lodge sits on one of the most scenic properties on the banks of the McKenzie River. Over four acres of rhododendron and azalea gardens rest beneath cedar, fir and maple trees that are hundreds of feet tall. Large lawns roll out to the river’s edge and grant access to white-water adventure and fishing. The lodge’s view across the river is of old-growth trees in the Willamette National Forest, a rare treat on a river that is lined with private property.  Within view is the monolith of Eagle Rock and below the rock is Eagle Rock Rapids, a favorite of local kayak clubs.  Each year thousands of people attend events and weddings on these grounds, surrounded by the natural beauty of Oregon’s Central Cascades.

Eagle Rock Lodge originated as the home of John Shelly West, a charter member of the McKenzie River Guides Association, which was founded in 1931. Today the MRGA is the largest guides association in Oregon and active in the management and conservation of Pacific Northwest rivers. John West was also one of the pioneers of the design of  lightweight plywood riverboats made for the big white-water rapids of the McKenzie River. On opening day of fishing season each year Eagle Rock Lodge hosts the McKenzie River Wooden Boat Festival. This festival is a one-day annual gathering of wooden boat builders, owners and fans of the history of these white-water dories now used throughout the world.

  • ADA accessible
  • Trained guides available
  • Fee required for lodging
  • Located on private land

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