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Lane County has beaches AND mountains, with a large part of the County in the southern Willamette Valley. Oregon's shores harbor the world's largest sea lion cave, and less than a mile away you will find the century-old Heceta Head Lighthouse. Whale watching is easy sport from this vantage point, with winter and spring migration prime for sightings. Favorite coastal activities include thrilling dune buggy rides and sand-boarding at the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, a vast swath of burnished sand that extends for 5 miles inland from the white-capped Pacific Ocean.
The crest of the Cascade Mountains marks the eastern most boundary of Lane County. The mountain towns of Oakridge and Westfir offer great recreation, as well as a number of dining and lodging establishments.
Year-round the hilltops sparkle with azure-blue mountain lakes. In summer, Willamette Pass transforms itself with the Oregon Skyways gondola, where you can enjoy 360 degree views as you take a leisurely ride up and back. You might also enjoy this as an unusual form of transportation for your mountain bike or hiking embarkation atop Eagle Peak's lofty 6,666 foot elevation.
Nearby Salt Creek Falls is a wondrous sight with a well-maintained trail leading to the bottom of impressive cascade. Be forewarned that the hike up is no less beautiful than the walk down, but is more of a challenge! Salt Creek is the second highest falls in Oregon. An excellently-positioned platform has rails specially designed for viewing the falls from wheelchair or on foot, and all the facilities at the Observation site are designed for easy chair access.