Cascades Raptor Center is located in south Eugene on the side of Spencer Butte. Birds are on display in large, outdoor aviaries viewed by walking winding, hillside trails. These woodland, gravel paths have a moderate grade in some locations. Site plan of Cascades Raptor Center
32275 Fox Hollow Rd., Eugene, Oregon
We're on the right, the first driveway past the Ridgeline Trail sign and across from the Trail parking lot. Look for our sign behind the large white wooden mailbox. Google Map
On-site parking is limited at the Raptor Center, due to the topography of our site. We unfortunately do not have room for large RVs or buses. When parking on site, please tuck cars as close together as possible to allow access for the maximum number of visitors. If our parking lot is full, however, please do NOT park in the Ridgeline Trail parking lot across the street – which is just for folks hiking the trail. Please park either along Christensen Road, which extends from the Trailhead parking lot or along Fox Hollow Road - but please do not park beyond our mailbox (coming from the direction of town) if you park along Fox Hollow. Thank you!
NO dogs are allowed on site, even in cars.
CRC has two large security dogs that get excited when strange dogs visit and might jump on (and scratch) cars with dogs in them; and our birds really don't like strange dogs. They are used to 'their' dogs but other dogs agitate them and might cause them to hurt themselves or to fly off, if we are free-flying them, as we sometimes do during training. So please leave dogs behind or plan to park off-site. Thank you for understanding. Obviously certified service dogs are an exception but we would very much appreciate a call in advance so we can put our dogs inside. Thanks.
Directions from I-5
Take Exit 189, Lane Community College/30th Avenue; take 30th Avenue west past LCC into Eugene; at the base of the hill, turn left at light onto Hilyard; at first light, turn left again onto East Amazon Drive; go ¾ mile to the first right (which is Fox Hollow); turn right and go 2¼ miles to 32275 Fox Hollow Rd.
Directions from Downtown Eugene
Take Willamette south; at 32nd, go straight onto Donald; take Donald to its end on Fox Hollow (about 18 blocks); turn right onto Fox Hollow and go ¾ mile to 32275 Fox Hollow Rd.
Directions by Bus
LTD routes 24 and 73 take you to Donald and Fox Hollow; walk back to Fox Hollow, turn right, and walk or bike about ¾ mile. (One caution: the first ¼ mile has no sidewalk, shoulders or bike lane. Not recommended for groups with small children.)
LTD route 28 takes you out W Amazon Drive to Martin Street, and a nice hike up the new portion of the Ridgeline Trail via the Amazon Creek headwaters brings you out at the trailhead directly across from CRC.
Authorized CRC visitors are permitted to take still and video photography of CRC's captive birds for private, non-commercial use only. Photographs cannot be published, sold, reproduced, transferred, distributed, or otherwise commercially exploited in any manner whatsoever without written consent by the Cascades Raptor Center. While taking pictures, consideration must be given to other visitors so the view of the exhibits is not obstructed. Videos must be approved by CRC staff before being uploaded to internet sites such as YouTube. CRC reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to withhold and/or withdraw permission to photograph on its premises.
To inquire about Commercial Photography, please contact the Assistant Director at (541) 485-1320 or Laurin@eRaptors.org.
Admission Rates a Stumbling Block?
Cascades Raptor Center needs to charge for visits in order to feed the birds people come to see. However, we also want to make visits more available to low income families who might not otherwise be able to come.
Want to check out the birds? Check out a free family pass, good for up to $26 in admission, from most community libraries in the county. Check with participating libraries for their hours.
Cottage Grove Public Library, 700 E Gibbs ~ (541) 942-3828
Creswell Library, 64 W Oregon Ave ~ (541) 895-3053
Eugene Library – Main: 100 W 10th Ave ~ (541) 682-5450
Bethel branch: 1990 Echo Hollow Rd ~ (541) 682-5766
Sheldon branch: 1566 Coburg Rd ~ (541) 682-5778
Fern Ridge Library, 88056 Territorial Rd, Veneta ~ (541) 935-7512
Junction City Library, 726 Greenwood ~ (541) 998-8942
Oakridge Library, City Hall ~ (541) 782-2258
Siuslaw Public Library, 1460 9th St, Florence ~ (541) 997-3132
Not available at the Springfield Public Library, which has chosen not to participate.
CRC has other options, such as work exchanges, for those who do not have a library card.
Please call (541) 485-1320 or email info@eRaptors.org for more information.