The Cascade Raptor Center has one of the largest collections of native raptor species in the Pacific Northwest and is a must-see on any visit to Eugene. This year-round volunteer-based nonprofit’s focus is on rehabilitation and education—when possible, they work to reintroduce their majestic inhabitants into the wild. Visitors can view nearly 50 birds of prey— hawks, eagles, owls and vultures, oh my!
Cascades Raptor Center is located in the south hills of Eugene, on the slopes of Spencer Butte. Aviaries are spread out along short trails. The site is historic oak-savanna habitat planted with numerous fir and pine trees. Because of a diverse array of microhabitats, the site is rich in wildlife, especially birds. This beautiful location gives the peace and quiet the raptors need, plus excellent airflow and shade cover to protect them from extreme weather.
The center recently purchased four- and-a-half additional acres with the goal of expanding their parking, adding a new visitors center and some additional enclosures in the coming years.
32275 Fox Hollow Road
Eugene, Oregon 97405
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday – Sunday: 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
General Admission (Self-Guided Tour):
Youth (age 2-12): $6
Kids under 2: free
FREE for members!
What to Expect:
- Steep hill grade
- All-outdoor tour route
- Gravel paths with benches throughout
- Variable weather conditions (with temperatures typically at least 5 degrees cooler than in town)
- Sights, sounds, and (occasionally) smells of our amazing resident raptors exhibiting natural behaviors
Sorry, but NO DOGS are allowed onsite, including in parked vehicles, as they frighten the birds. Service animals are not allowed in most guest areas.
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