The Fern Ridge Spring Messabout is held the weekend before Memorial Day on Fern Ridge Reservoir near Eugene. The main event will be a gathering on the beach at Shorelane Park on Saturday, starting about 11:00, but many of us will come Friday and make a weekend of it, camping at Richardson Park, or sleeping in our boats at the marina at Richardson Park or anchored out.

There will be a pot luck cookout Friday evening some time after 6:00 near the parking lot for the Richardson Park launch ramp and marina. Look for the Coot burgee.

A topo map image (PNG) and indexing info (XLS) to import it into nav programs.

Campsites and slips at Richardson Park can be reserved online.

A NOAA weather forecast for the area.

And real-time Fern Ridge weather conditions (thanks to the Eugene Yacht Club):

Here are some Photos from previous Spring Messabouts.