the "Covered Bridge Capital of Oregon", is located in the middle of
Oregon and in the southern part of Lane County.
Six of the covered bridges in Lane County are located in or around the City of Cottage Grove. Centennial Bridge, Chambers Railroad Bridge, Currin Bridge, Dorena Bridge, Mosby Creek Bridge and Stewart Bridge) For information regarding these bridges and all covered bridges in Lane County visit the Lane County Covered Bridge web page. The web site contains history, pictures and other information on each bridge.
Grove is located on Interstate 5 (I-5) which is the region's major
highway. Cottage Grove is approximately 20 miles from the major
center of the area (Eugene-Springfield) and serves an immediate labor
of approximately 35,000 people.
Grove was selected as an All-America
City in 1968 and 2004. Cottage Grove is one
of only two cities in the State of Oregon to have received the
All-America City award twice. No other city in Oregon has
the award more than twice.
All the usual
service clubs, fraternal organizations and veterans groups are active.
more than 30 churches, offering a broad range of denominations.
many things to do in Cottage Grove. Boating, swimming, fishing and
water skiing are
available at two lakes, each about six miles from the City's center.
are six covered bridges in the area, over 20 varied restaurants, two
courses, many antique and second hand shops, a local theater, two
museums , and a bowling
community events include Historic Home Tours, the Cottage Grove Rodeo,
Bohemia Mining Days and the Family Fun Fair-Western Oregon
AND THE LOCAL ECONOMY
Once thought of as a timber dependent community, Cottage Grove has successfully begun to diversify its economy. Diversification seems to be helping Lane County's economy, as well as Cottage Grove's. There have been significant impacts on the area from increased employment in small technology related firms. Also, tourism in Lane County has increased over the last three to five years. Cottage Grove has seen some new eating establishments and remodeling of old ones.
The average high temperature in July and August is 77 degrees with the average low on summer nights in the 50's. The coldest month is January, with an average low of 34 degrees and highs in the 40's.
|Oregon has a reputation for heavy rain, but tends to be gentle enough not to disrupt most outdoor activities. In winter, days are mostly cloudy and early morning fog or overcast skies are common. Summers are sunny and dry, with rain on only three or four days in July and August. Snow within Cottage Grove is rare, but the nearby mountains accumulate a snowpack that enhances the view from the City and provides winter recreation areas close at hand.|
Cottage Grove has the council-manager form of government. There is a seven-member council including the Mayor. Click here to visit the Mayor and City Councilors webpages.
provides full-time police and operates the water
and wastewater systems serving the City. The City also operates a
is open six days a week, and provides planning and development, and
maintenance. The City has just completed a $11 million upgrade to
the wastewater treatment system. The state-of -the-art treatment
plant reflects the community's commitment to protecting and improving