Veneta is a small rural community on Fern Ridge Lake near the bigger town of Eugene, and was named after the five-year-old daughter of the founder, Veneta Hunter Vincent. Veneta is most noted as the site of the annual Oregon Country Fair, originally called the Renaissance Faire. Veneta Veterinary Hospital and Veterinary House Call Service are ready to look after your pooch for any medical needs.
Your pup will love a swim in Fern Ridge Lake at Perkins Peninsula Park, or a leashed walk in the grassy open space. Take a pawsome walk in Jean Park, a quiet little park at the end of a peninsula with lots of large trees and water access for a swim before returning home. Enjoy the 7-acre Veneta City Park with plenty of space to wander. The quarter-mile looping walk and jog path of Territorial Park welcomes leashed pups out for a jaunt in the fresh air.
Visit dog-friendly Valhalla Winery to enjoy their selection of wines after a picturesque walk through the vineyards. Come by on Friday where you'll find the added feature of awesome food trucks and a live band to listen to where you and your pooch enjoy the open-air facilities. Enjoy the beautiful nature of Veneta and its parks for a time of relaxation and renewal with Fido.
Veneta has a variety of dog-friendly camping
locations such as the beautiful Fern Ridge Shores RV Park right on the lake in this neighborhood.
They welcome your well-behaved leashed pup on the trails and around the lake. Nearby, Zumwalt Park is a 74-acre country park with accessible facilities and a variety
of walking trails. Stop by the Oak Island Park, a half-acre park with a small
picnic area and a wooded area with a footbridge to add to the sniff-tastic walk
in the park. After your walk, stop by pet friendly Y-Cook Food Stop, a drive
through spot with a couple picnic tables where you can sit and eat with your
Just a mile away from Veneta in the town of Elmira, you'll find Richardson Park Campground on the northwest shore of Fern Ridge Lake. The dog-friendly camping and RV park has a shoreline path for a leashed walk with your pooch. The many shade trees throughout the campground create a sniff-tastic leashed walk experience for Fido. Regardless of the type of camping you prefer, the 88 large and spacious campsites have paved pads and water and electric hookups. There is a play structure, as well as volleyball, horseshoe pits, amphitheater and reserved picnic shelters. A boat ramp with boat trailer parking is available.
Just 23 miles away in Eugene, Candlelight City Park is one of this town's larger neighborhood parks. This beautiful and sprawling 12-acre park includes a playground, picnic tables, a basketball court, a restored waterway, and a 3.5-acre dog park. There's something for the whole family at Candlelight. The dog park is totally fenced, with a large area for small and timid dogs and another for large dogs. Waste disposal bags are available here, but there are no restrooms on site for humans. Street parking is available. Your pooch will love a leashed walk through the sniff-tastic trees of the city park.