A western pond turtle suns themselves on a floating log in a still pong with lilypads

Georgia Pacific Natural Area

Georgia Pacific Natural Area is 120 acres of minimally developed land co-owned by Willamalane Park and Recreation District, Springfield Utility Board, and the City of Springfield. It is located along the Willamette River and sits just west of Clearwater Park and south of the Jasper Road Trailhead. The natural area is accessible through the Middle Fork and Mill Race Paths.

Some other features of the area include:

  • 1.3 miles of riverfront along the Middle Fork Willamette River
  • Georgia Pacific Pond 
  • Home to sensitive species such as western pond turtles 
  • Floodplains and wetlands
  • directions_walk Paved multi-use path
  • emoji_nature Natural area
  • local_parking Parking
  • hiking Trails
  • landscape Viewpoint
  • chair_alt Benches
Mo-Su dawn to dusk
(541) 736-4544


South of 3203 Jasper Road
Springfield , OR