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Lowell State Recreation Site sits on the North shore of Dexter Lake, next to the city of Lowell. This day use park has it all! A reservable picnic shelter overlooks the lake and a wooded picnic area. A playground, basketball court, and flush restroom are all nearby. Down by the water is a large lawn area with picnic tables and a swim beach. For the boaters, there is a marina with rentable moorage, a large courtesy dock and a 4 lane launch ramp.
Sailboats, water skiers, anglers, paddlers and rowers take advantage of the full lake levels maintained year round. Oregon Association of Rowers and the University of Oregon have boathouses at the park, and host Regattas (rowing races) each spring. If you're looking for a bit more speed, check out the drag boat races at the park each summer!
On the quieter side, wildlife abounds at the lake with bald eagles frequently sighted in the park. Migratory waterfowl are plentiful on the lake in the winter, and are a bird watcher's delight.