A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

A springtime visit to Freeway Lakes

Written May 19th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

This is a pretty good time of year to visit Freeway Lakes, the Linn County park located on both sides of Interstate 5 south of Albany.

At Freeway Lakes, primrose battle resumes

Written August 21st, 2023 by Hasso Hering

In the summer of 2018, the Freeway Lakes near Albany were still a great place for messing about in small boats. By 2021, boating was much more restricted by the spread of ludwigia hexapetala or water primrose. Things have gotten no better since.

Freeway Lakes: The weeds have taken over

Written September 27th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

If you haven’t been to Freeway Lakes southeast of Albany for a couple of years or so, you’ll be shocked to see the sorry shape the place is in now.

Close to town, a nice place for boats

Written May 25th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

The bike took me past Freeway Lakes southeast of Albany the other day. Once again I was glad to see that this place is getting some use by people in small boats.

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