Mt Pisgah Arboretum
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This 209-ac site includes one of the best remaining examples of oak woodland and savanna in the Willamette Valley, as well as river riparian, mixed conifer/deciduous forest, and wildflower meadows. Watch for Pileated Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Great Blue Heron, Western Wood- Pewee, Western Meadowlark, Lazuli Bunting, and, in winter, numerous sparrow species. More than 9 mi of well-maintained trails provide ample access. Classes and guided walks are available; the Arboretum also hosts a spring Wildflower Festival and a fall Mushroom Festival. A $2 daily parking fee applies.
The arboretum is part of the Howard Buford Recreation Area. From Eugene, follow 30th Ave in a SE direction, past Lane Community College. Cross the freeway overpass and turn L at the blinking light. Turn R after the Shell Station on E Franklin Blvd. Follow for 0.3 mi. Turn L onto Seavey Loop Rd, then continue straight for 2 mi to the Arboretum.