About OAR

The Oregon Association of Rowers (OAR) is a non-profit Masters rowing club serving the Eugene/Springfield area in the Willamette Valley since 1990.  Our mission is to advance the sport of rowing for competition, fitness, and recreation. We are located on Dexter Lake in Lowell State Park. We offer both sweep rowing and sculling for competitive rowers and those focusing primarily on fitness and recreation.
Every year in April, OAR hosts the Covered Bridge Regatta. This regatta offers 2K races for Collegiate and Junior rowers and 1K races for Masters.
  • If you have previous rowing experience and are interested in joining, please send us an email.
  • If you are an experienced rower visiting the area, and would like to come out for a GUEST ROW, please send us an email.

OAR Guest Row Policy

Private Lessons

OAR By-Laws

Safe Environment Policy

OAR BOARD MEMBERS:    Margot McDonnell, President;  Andrew Verner, Treasurer;  Kit Staples, Secretary;  Laura Baker, At-large;  Mike Peixoto, At-large


Current Lake Conditions

Dexter Lake Water Temperatures

Map of Dexter Lake

Dexter Lake Rowing Venue

Dexter Lake Rowing Venue




  1. Thanks Lisa. It turns out that my daughters team does not start their wave until 3:oo both Saturday and Sunday afternoon so I am free to get some cardio in both days if I am able to get linked up with you guys. If not I can always try and find a gym in the area that has some ergs. They are playing at Moshofsky Center and we are staying at the Holiday Inn Eugene. Regards, Jeff

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