Dexter Lake and Dam on the Willamette River at Dexter, Oregon
Location within the state of Oregon
|Coordinates: 43°54′58″N 122°49′18″WCoordinates: 43°54′58″N 122°49′18″W|
|Time zone||Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
A post office was established in the locality in 1872 and named “Butte Disappointment”, after a local landmark. The post office was renamed “Dexter” in 1875, apparently after the “Dexter” brand cook stove owned by the postmaster’s family.
Access to Dexter Lake, a popular fishing and boating site, is available at Dexter State Recreation Site. The nearby Dexter Lake Club was used in the filming of the road trip scene in the movie Animal House.