Richardson Park is part of the Fern Ridge District of parks maintained by the Lane County Parks Division and is located on Fern Ridge Lake in Junction City. The 157-acre space is 16 miles west of Eugene is available for day and overnight use. Campers, sportsmen and nature lovers will admire Richardson Park for its 88-site campground, ample amount of play areas and breathtaking views of Fern Ridge Lake. Visitors can do more than look at the lake, however, since Richardson Park has a swimming area and marina with a boat ramp.

The play areas are great for the whole family, as they include play structures and swing sets. While the kids are at play, the rest of the bunch can participate in a heated game of volleyball at the sand court. After working up a good appetite, families can head over to the concessions stand for a delicious lunch. Richardson Park provides a full day of good old-fashioned outdoor recreation plus an affordable overnight stay at the campground.

The 88-site campground is open from mid-April through mid-October and reservations must be made three days prior to the day you plan to arrive. Booking a reservation costs only $10 plus a site fee of $20 per night and the process is simple. Contact the Lane County Parks office at 541-935-2000 or book online at You can also reserve one of three picnic areas for a group of up to 150 for $150. The areas come with picnic tables, running water, a barbeque, serving counter and electrical outlets.