OAK HILL CEMETERY -- A LANE COUNTY HISTORIC TREASURE
Oak Hill Cemetery is one of Lane County's oldest and most beautiful historic cemeteries. Founded in 1850, Oak Hill is situated on a gently sloping west-facing hillside overlooking Fern Ridge Lake and the coast range of the Cascade Mountains. Deer, squirrels, numerous species of birds, and other wildlife are often seen in this quiet, pastoral setting. Although far from busy roadways, Oak Hill Cemetery can be easily accessed from the Eugene area (see Directions), since it is only two miles west of the Eugene city limits.
The cemetery is one of the first in Oregon to actively encourage natural burials and the use of biodegradable urns and coffins. Its location is well-suited for bird habitat, and the local Lane County wildlife find a ready home in this secluded and gently managed landscape.