The McKenzie River is located in the Willamette National Forest and is one of America's clearest, cleanest, and most beautiful rivers. It is a 90 mile tributary of the Willamette River. The McKenzie flows from Clear Lake in the Willamette National forest to the confluence just North of Eugene, Oregon. The river also supplies much of the drinkable water for the Cities of Eugene and Springfield.
In the summer, the area is popular with rafters, canoers, flyfishermen, and tourists from all over the world.
Vida, Walterville, McKenzie Bridge are some of the small towns that reside on the McKenzie. Belknap (Hot) Springs, a few miles East of McKenzie Bridge, is a VERY popular destination for both locals and tourists. Soak in the Springs for $8/hour, or rent a lodge room, RV spot, cabin, or tent spot. Belknap Springs is open year-round.
The area is home to locals who have built their dream homes along the river. Many other McKenzie real estate property owners have had lots handed down to them through generations, or invested in cabins/homes that provide cash flow during the Spring-Summer-Fall seasons of the Willamette National Forest.
McKenzie River properties can involve complicated easement, land-use & County record research, among other things. Many properties on the McKenzie exchange hands OFF MARKET, between Brokers/Agents, so establishing Agency with a Realtor who will work hard and perform all the necessary due diligence for you is especially important for a transaction involving McKenzie River real estate.