State Parks in Oregon (197)

Agate Beach State Recreation Site
Newport, OR
Diggers, this park's for you! Razor clamming is a favorite activity as well as surfing. If you plan to visit prime Newport attractions like the Oregon Coast Aquarium and Hatfield Marine Science Center
Ainsworth State Park
Cascade Locks, OR
Nestled in the awe-inspiring Columbia River Gorge, Ainsworth is equal parts waterfall wonderland, hiker's playground and camper's delight. Situated at the eastern end of the Historic Columbia River Hi
Alderwood State Wayside
Cheshire, OR
Large trees characterize this forested park along Hwy 36 between Junction City and Triangle Lake. There's a picnic area, restroom, and short trail along the Long Tom River. Bring a lunch and relax!
Alfred A. Loeb State Park
Brookings, OR
Alfred A. Loeb State Park, known simply as "Loeb" by the locals, is nestled in a dense grove of Myrtlewood trees, many of which are more than 200 years old. The trees give off a crisp, eucalyptus-like
Alsea Bay Historic Interpretive Center
Waldport, OR
The Historic Alsea Bay Bridge Interpretive Center in Waldport was constructed by the Oregon Department of Transportation as part of the bridge replacement project. It’s operated by the Oregon Parks an
Arcadia Beach State Recreation Site
Arch Cape, OR
A shady grove just off the highway and a few feet from the sandy ocean beach below, Arcadia State Recreation Site is located a mile south of Cannon Beach. Take a lunch break on your way north or sou
Arizona Beach State Recreation Site
Port Orford, OR
Arizona Beach is a two-third mile stretch of sand bookended by two rocky headlands. The headlands shelter the beach from prevailing winds, creating temperatures warm enough to give the site its name.
Bald Peak State Scenic Viewpoint
Hillsboro, OR
Bald Peak (1,629' elev.) is located where the worlds of high-tech and rural Oregon meet. Restaurants, shops, nightlife and a fast pace abound in nearby Hillsboro. Farms, wineries, fruit stands and a s
Bandon State Natural Area
Bandon, OR
Bandon awaits the beachcomber, the explorer, the artist and the dreamer. Bandon State Natural Area comprises several spots to access the beach along Beach Loop Road in Bandon. Parking is ample at all
Banks-Vernonia State Trail
Banks, OR
Where the railroad once was king, the woods now reign again. A century ago, this railway made life better and easier for early Oregonians and the burgeoning lumber industry that fueled their prosperit
Bates State Park
Bates, OR
Bates State Park was once the site of a thriving lumber mill and an adjacent company town set in a lush valley in the Blue Mountains. The mill closed in the mid-1970s. Families--and in some instances
Battle Mountain Forest State Scenic Corridor
Pilot Rock, OR
Battle Mountain Forest State Scenic Corridor -- located on U.S. 395 nine miles north of Ukiah -- was purchased to protect the forest of ponderosa pine, larch, Douglas fir and spruce. It provides prime
Beachside State Recreation Site
Waldport, OR
A few miles south of Waldport and north of Yachats on the central coast, this small, exquisite destination campground is right alongside miles of broad, sandy beach that makes the park perfect for kit
Benson State Recreation Area
Cascade Locks, OR
Benson State Recreation Area stretches along the southern shore of the Columbia River, a mile west of Multnomah Falls. The park features a disc golf course, a reservable group picnic shelter and a pea
Beverly Beach State Park
Newport, OR
Hidden in a forest between Cape Foulweather and Yaquina Head, Beverly Beach State Park’s creekside campground is one of the state’s largest. Some campsites and the park’s day-use area are just steps a
Blue Mountain Forest State Scenic Corridor
Meacham, OR
Blue Mountain Forest State Scenic Corridor lies along the Old Oregon Trail Highway between Deadman's Pass and Spring Creek. The corridor protects one of the few examples of mature evergreen forests on
Bob Straub State Park
Cloverdale, OR
This park is located in Pacific City and provides beach access, parking and restrooms. It's a nice place to go for a walk on the beach and explore the Nestucca sand spit. The Nestucca River is legenda
Boiler Bay State Scenic Viewpoint
Depoe Bay, OR
A miraculous and rugged, basalt-rimmed bay, Boiler Bay is a great place to watch wild surf action on the rocky spurs. This splendid panoramic viewpoint presents a good opportunity to see gray whales y
Bolon Island Tideways State Scenic Corridor
Reedsport, OR
This park is a quiet place with a hiking trail that extends half way around the island. The shoreline along the Umpqua River side of the park has been home to hundreds of Double Crested Cormorants sin
Bonnie Lure State Recreation Area
Eagle Creek, OR
If you want to get off the beaten path, Bonnie Lure State Park along Eagle Creek provides a refreshing getaway. You may catch a rare glimpse of a pileated woodpecker or hook an elusive steelhead trout
Booth State Scenic Corridor
Lakeview, OR
Picnic under old-growth Ponderosa Pines, and keep a watchful eye for abundant wildlife--Mule Deer, Coyote and Cougar drop by every once in a while. You'll find picnic tables and a vault toilet onsite
Bradley State Scenic Viewpoint
Clatskanie, OR
This park was one of the first parcels donated as park land to the Oregon Highway Commission in 1922. One of the few rest stops along Highway 30, you'll find a restroom, monument, and a wondrous Dougl
Brian Booth State Park
Seal Rock, OR
Brian Booth State Park is made up of two distinct areas: Ona Beach Day-use and beach access, and Beaver Creek State Natural Area. A boat launch is located on North Beaver Creek Road, just across High
Brian Booth State Park (Beaver Creek)
Seal Rock, OR
Bring your binoculars and your camera: Beaver Creek State Natural Area is a place to see nature up close. Whether you hike through upland forest or paddle through the lush marsh, signs of life abound.
Bridal Veil Falls State Scenic Viewpoint
Bridal Veil, OR
Located just off the Columbia River Highway, at the site of an old lumber mill, this state park features two short hikes, one to beautiful Bridal Veil Falls and the other showcasing views of the Colum
Bullards Beach State Park
Bandon, OR
Bullards Beach is a large, family-oriented park located at the mouth of the Coquille River, two miles north of Bandon. The campground is nestled among shore pines and protected from strong ocean breez
Cape Arago State Park
Coos Bay, OR
Cape Arago may be the end of the road (the road out of Coos Bay goes no further), but it's really only the beginning of your south coast exploration. Located at the end of Cape Arago Highway about 15
Cape Blanco State Park
Port Orford, OR
Located at the state's westernmost tip, and perched over the Pacific Ocean, Cape Blanco features a 19th-century lighthouse and an early Irish settler's home. Use our private, sheltered campsites as yo
Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area
Pacific City, OR
Cape Kiwanda is part of the Three Capes Scenic Route (along with Cape Meares and Cape Lookout). Kiwanda is the smallest of the three, but it is one of the best places to experience spectacular wave ac
Cape Lookout State Park
Tillamook, OR
A popular campground and day-use area, Cape Lookout is located on a sand spit between Netarts Bay and the ocean. This scenic park is a destination for hiking, beachcombing and visiting sites along the
Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint
Tillamook, OR
A must-see when driving the Three Capes Scenic route, Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint is situated on a headland over 200 feet above the ocean. Cape Lookout and Cape Kiwanda are the other two capes
Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor
Gold Beach, OR
Cape Sebastian ... the very name invokes images of early Spanish explorers and long journeys. The cape was named in honor of Saint Sebastian in 1603 by the Spanish navigator Sebastian Vizcaino. The
Carl G. Washburne Memorial State Park
Florence, OR
Washburne is located on the east side of Highway 101 with a buffer of native plants and trees between you and the highway. The campsites are spacious and are available on a first come first served bas
Cascadia State Park
Cascadia, OR
The first thing that strikes you when you arrive at Cascadia is the tranquility. While the park is quite large, there are barely two dozen first come, first served campsites, making this a great spot
Casey State Recreation Site
Trail, OR
Picture yourself reeling in a salmon, steelhead or trout at Casey State Park. Cradled in the arms of the wild and scenic Rogue River, bring your family and have a picnic on the lush, tree-ringed lawns
Catherine Creek State Park
Union, OR
Tranquil, crystal-clear waters and towering ponderosa pines frame the landscape at Catherine Creek State Park. Cradled in a canyon created by the creek, the park provides visitors a cool, quiet and pe
Champoeg State Heritage Area
St Paul, OR
Champoeg State Heritage Area features a rare combination of history, nature, and recreation. Situated south of Newburg along the scenic Willamette River, Champoeg's forests, fields, and wetlands recre
Chandler State Wayside
Lakeview, OR
Take a break from the open road and pull into this uncharacteristically wooded area. Have a spot of lunch alongside a cool stream or rest in the shade of large Ponderosa pine. The park has picnic tabl
Clay Myers State Natural Area at Whalen Island
Cloverdale, OR
The Clay Myers State Natural Area at Whalen Island is a remarkable place. A virtually untouched coastal estuarine ecosystem, it is bounded by the Sand Creek estuary. This is critically valuable habita
Cline Falls State Scenic Viewpoint
Redmond, OR
On the banks of the Deschutes River lies a quaint rest area that provides plenty of shade for picnickers. An ideal place to stop for a break, lunch or simply to relax in the warm sun. The park provide
Clyde Holliday State Recreation Site
Mt Vernon, OR
Clyde Holliday State Recreation Site is an oasis along the sparkling John Day River and a base camp for exploring the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness and the region's many historical sites. The park f
Collier Memorial State Park
Chiloquin, OR
Collier Memorial State Park features a campground, outdoor museum of historic logging equipment, relocated pioneer village and a new four-corral, primitive horse camp and trailhead. At the state's fin
Coquille Myrtle Grove State Natural Site
Myrtle Point, OR
Coquille Myrtle Grove will bring out the Huckleberry Finn in you. Located along the Powers Highway, this secluded swimming hole has a shaded myrtlewood grove near the parking area and a sandy beach al
Cottonwood Canyon State Park
Wasco, OR
Cottonwood Canyon State Park is rugged and vast, from the vertical cliffs carved by the John Day River to deep side canyons and arid, rocky grasslands that extend for miles in all directions. The park
Crissey Field State Recreation Site
Brookings, OR
Perched between the California border and the Winchuck River, this 40-acre park features a sandy beach, wetlands, and a small stand of mature trees. The Welcome Center embodies Oregon's finest virtues
Crown Point State Scenic Corridor
Corbett, OR
Millions of visitors driving along I-84 through the Columbia River Gorge zip right below the famous building atop a cliff near Exit 22. This rocky promontory perched 693 feet above the Columbia River
D River State Recreation Site
Lincoln City, OR
Billed as the shortest river in the world, D River flows a mere 120 feet from Devils Lake into the roaring ocean. This beach is directly west of Highway 101, smack dab in the heart of Lincoln City. Pa
Dabney State Recreation Area
Corbett, OR
This shaded park is located on the Sandy River southeast of the Stark Street Bridge on the Historic Columbia River Highway (Hwy 30). A popular destination for fishing, boating and swimming, the park f
Darlingtonia State Natural Site
Florence, OR
Darlingtonia State Natural Site is the only Oregon state park property dedicated to the protection of a single plant species. Concurrently, the plants it protects are the only carnivorous flora in the
Del Rey Beach State Recreation Site
Warrenton, OR
The ocean is a just a short walk from Del Rey's quiet, secluded parking area. If ever there was a place to play, fly a kite, build a sand castle or picnic, this is it. The sunsets can be spectacular,
Deschutes River State Recreation Area
Wasco, OR
The Deschutes River State Recreation Area is a tree-shaded, overnight oasis for campers. The Deschutes River converges with the Columbia here at this hub for hiking, mountain biking, camping, rafting
Detroit Lake State Recreation Area
Detroit, OR
Detroit Lake's campground offers nearly 300 sites on the shore of a forest-ringed canyon reservoir in the Cascade Mountains. The nine-mile-long lake is a popular destination for fishing, boating, and
Devil's Lake State Recreation Area
Lincoln City, OR
Devil’s Lake State Recreation Area consists of two parks on opposite sides of Devils Lake. On the west shore is the campground, located just minutes from downtown Lincoln City and a short walk to the
Devils Punchbowl State Natural Area
Otter Rock, OR
Surfers and surf watchers energize this area! During winter storms, water from the restless ocean slams with a thundering roar into a hollow rock formation shaped like a huge punch bowl. The surf chur
Dexter State Recreation Site
Dexter, OR
Dexter State Recreation Site, on the western edge of Dexter Reservoir, provides convenient access to the reservoir with docks and a two lane launch ramp. A picnic area with bbq stands and fire rings
Driftwood Beach State Recreation Site
Seal Rock, OR
Driftwood Beach State Wayside provides access to the ocean and picnic facilities scattered among the shore pine. The area offers a wide, flat, sandy beach. A great place for beachcombing and enjoying
Ecola State Park
Cannon Beach, OR
Wrapping around Tillamook Head, between Seaside and Cannon Beach, Ecola State Park stretches along 9 miles of coastline and offers outstanding sightseeing and recreation opportunities combined with a
Elijah Bristow State Park
Dexter, OR
Elijah Bristow State Park is located on the Middle Fork of the Willamette River, and is easy to reach via State Highway 58 southeast of the Eugene. The park was named for one of the first pioneer sett
Ellmaker State Wayside
Blodgett, OR
On the highway between Newport and Corvallis, this land works equally well as a highway rest stop and tree preserve. Fruit trees are still found on the south side. Four picnic tables border a spacious
Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area
Meacham, OR
Near the summit of the Blue Mountains, Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area preserves a site where travelers on the Oregon Trail once replenished their water supplies. Now visitors find a refreshing p
Erratic Rock State Natural Site
McMinnville, OR
This 90-ton rock was deposited during an Ice Age flood. It floated over 500 miles in an iceberg 12,000 to 17,000 years ago, by way of the Columbia River. When the ice melted, the rock was left behind
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint
Bandon, OR
There is an American Indian legend about this spot. Some say they hear a maiden's voice on the wind, and standing on the cliff overlooking the ocean you can easily pick out the face on Face Rock. Ther
Fall Creek State Recreation Area
Fall Creek, OR
Fall Creek Reservoir is a prime recreation area surrounded by day-use parks and a primitive campground. Together these six parks comprise Fall Creek State Recreation Area. On the south side of the tr
Farewell Bend State Recreation Area
Huntington, OR
Historic Farewell Bend State Recreation Area is located on the Oregon/Idaho border northwest of Ontario. The park features a beautiful desert experience on the banks of the Snake River's Brownlee Rese
Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area
Depoe Bay, OR
Where the creek and ocean meet, you'll find a grassy day-use area and access to a cliff-rimmed beach. Discover this park's perfect wind-sheltered picnic areas. In case of rain, head for the covered pi
Fort Rock Cave
Fort Rock, OR
The Fort Rock Basin has served as a vital part of the Native American lifestyle. Fort Rock Cave is near Fort Rock State Natural Area, and is the site of an archaeological discovery of several 9,000 to
Fort Rock State Natural Area
Fort Rock, OR
Like a desert mirage, this National Natural Landmark rises huge out of the barren, immense flatness of Oregon's high desert. An enormous near-circle of towering jagged rock walls make it seem like a f
Fort Stevens State Park
Hammond, OR
One of the nation’s largest public campgrounds, Fort Stevens marks the site of a military installation once used to guard the mouth of the Columbia River. The fort saw service for 84 years, from the C
Fort Yamhill State Heritage Area
Grand Ronde, OR
Built in 1856 to regulate the eastern border of the Grand Ronde Indian Reservation, Fort Yamhill represented a time of transition for the people of the Northwest. The fort served to ease tension betwe
Frenchglen Hotel State Heritage Site
Frenchglen, OR
Frenchglen Hotel is a small slice of peace and quiet in southeastern Oregon at the gateway to the mighty Steens Mountain. You don't need to drive to the Sierra Nevada or Montana to get that glorious w
Geisel Monument State Heritage Site
Gold Beach, OR
Within this historic site of a Rogue Indian war skirmish, the park contains the grave sites of the Geisel family. It is a peaceful, secluded picnic area to enjoy, while traveling along Highway 101. A
George W. Joseph State Natural Area
Corbett, OR
Access to George Joseph State Park is possible by using the trail from Latourell Falls and Guy Talbot State Park. A trail leads from the parking lot to the top of lower Latourell Falls. Beyond this po
Gleneden Beach State Recreation Site
Lincoln Beach, OR
It's not your imagination ... those really are seal heads peering at you from the surf! A short paved trail descends from the parking and picnic area through the shore pine forest to a soft sand beach
Golden and Silver Falls State Natural Area
Coos Bay, OR
A hidden gem in the dense coastal forests of southwest Oregon, Golden and Silver Falls State Natural Area may be hard to find, but it's well worth the 24-mile drive from Highway 101. The final 3-miles
Golden State Heritage Site
Wolf Creek, OR
At its peak, the 19th century mining town of Golden, now a ghost town, was home to 100 people and served as a hub for many others who worked the land in more remote locations. The 1850s mining camp ev
Goose Lake State Recreation Area
New Pine Creek, OR
Goose Lake State Recreation Area is a cool, shady destination teeming with wildlife on the Oregon-California border. Its grassy expanses make it an inviting place to camp. The campground sits on the
Government Island State Recreation Area
Portland, OR
Government Island State Recreation Area encompasses three islands in the Columbia River north of Portland, and accessible only by boat. The largest and most developed is 1,760-acre Government Island.
Governor Patterson Memorial State Recreation Site
Waldport, OR
Governor Patterson State Park is a beachcomber's delight ... miles of flat, sandy beach and just a short hike from the mouth of Alsea Bay where you can windsurf, crab, or just watch the seals. Excelle
Guy W. Talbot State Park
Corbett, OR
Guy W. Talbot State Park — also called Latourell State Park — is a peaceful picnic site located on the Historic Columbia River Highway across from the trail to Upper Latourell Falls. The secluded par
H.B. Van Duzer Forest State Scenic Corridor
Otis, OR
Enjoy your drive through this scenic corridor surrounding Highway 18. Along the way, there's a place to pull off, stretch your legs and enjoy a spot of lunch amid a captivating ancient forest. If the
Harris Beach State Park
Brookings, OR
Located on Oregon’s rugged south coast, Harris Beach offers a splendid seascape for sightseers, several trails, and miles of sandy beaches and rocky outcroppings to explore. From the day-use area, enj
Hat Rock State Park
Hermiston, OR
Hat Rock State Park, located off U.S. Highway 730 nine miles east of Umatilla, lies on the south shore of Lake Wallula behind McNary Dam on the Columbia River. Hat Rock was the first distinctive landm
Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Viewpoint
Florence, OR
Named for its crowning feature, the iconic Heceta Head Lighthouse, this park also features an historic bed and breakfast, a sheltered beach that's easy to access from the parking lot, and a challengin
Heritage Landing (Deschutes)
The Dalles, OR
Heritage Landing is a popular boat launch and day use area. It provides access to the Deschutes and Columbia Rivers. This is where river guides meet their clients, families gather to head out onto the
Hilgard Junction State Park
La Grande, OR
Hilgard Junction State Park is next to Interstate 84 at its intersection with Highway 244 near the Grande Ronde River. The park offers camping and daytime activities among the cottonwood and ponderosa
Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail
Hood River, OR
Visitors can enjoy stunning views of the Columbia River Gorge from the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail. The trail comprises three disconnected paved paths along stretches of historic Highw
Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail - Bridge of the Gods Trailhead
Cascade Locks, OR
The Bridge of the Gods Trailhead in Cascade Locks marks the east end of the 5.5-mile Bonneville Segment of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail that connects with John B. Yeon trailhead. T
Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail - Tooth Rock Trailhead
Cascade Locks, OR
The Toothrock Trailhead provides access to the 5.5-mile Bonneville Segment of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail. Head west 1 mile to John B. Yeon trailhead. The trail crosses to the nor
Hoffman Memorial State Wayside
Myrtle Point, OR
Hoffman Memorial Myrtle Grove is a shaded glen canopied with spectacular myrtlewood trees. There's no drinking water at the park. The myrtlewood tree is a relative of the bay laurel. Many people cook
Hug Point State Recreation Site
Arch Cape, OR
Please be aware of the tide when exploring the beach and headlands of Hug Point State Recreation Site! It is possible to become stranded by the incoming tide when exploring the point. Tide and sand co
Humbug Mountain State Park
Port Orford, OR
Humbug Mountain State Park includes one of the Oregon coast’s highest headlands, which shelters an inviting, forest-ringed campground along Brush Creek. A trail from the campground leads under Highway
Illinois River Forks State Park
Cave Junction, OR
Heading to or from the Oregon coast or the giant redwoods on Hwy. 199, you may want to stop for a picnic at this lovely day-use park. Located at the confluence of the east and west forks of the Illino
Iwetemlaykin State Heritage Site
Joseph, OR
Set amidst the stunning backdrop of the Wallowa Mountains, the entire area is part of the ancestral homeland of the Nez Perce Tribe, and is a sacred place to the Nez Perce Tribe, the Confederated Trib
Jackson F. Kimball State Recreation Site
Chiloquin, OR
J. F. Kimball State Park is a pristine site located at the headwaters of the Wood River. This stream flows from the pine forest into open meadow land laced with picturesque quaking aspen surrounded by
Jasper Point (Prineville Reservoir)
Prineville, OR
Jasper Point campground is one of two campgrounds at Prineville Reservoir State Park. Small and quiet, the park has 27 first-come, first-served campsites with electricity and water hook ups. The lake
Jasper State Recreation Site
Pleasant Hill, OR
Jasper State Recreation Site is a beautiful riverside park that is very popular for weddings, reunions, and large family picnics. There are 4 reservable group picnic areas with covered cooking areas,
Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park
Florence, OR
This versatile coastal park is tucked in the dunes three miles south of the city of Florence and two miles from the ocean. Known simply as "Honeyman," the park includes the second largest Oregon state
John B. Yeon State Scenic Corridor
Cascade Locks, OR
John B. Yeon is a parking area and trailhead for hikes to two of the most beautiful and secluded waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge: Elowah Falls and McCord Creek Falls. The trailhead also marks
Joseph H. Stewart State Recreation Area
Trail, OR
Joseph H. Stewart State Recreation Area overlooks the Rogue River’s scenic Lost Creek Reservoir, a popular destination for hikers, bikers, anglers and boaters. The park is about 40 miles from Crater
Kam Wah Chung State Heritage Site
John Day, OR
A Chinese medical clinic, general store, community center and residence, Kam Wah Chung gives you an incomparable glimpse into the past. This remarkable site, a National Historic Landmark, is located i
Koberg Beach State Recreation Site
Hood River, OR
Once upon a time — from about 1915 to about 1950 — a giant wonderful dance hall and outdoor resort existed at Koberg Beach. When the town of Hood River wanted to cool off or go ballroom dancing to the
L.L. Stub Stewart State Park
Buxton, OR
Just 34 miles west of Portland is the best backyard imaginable. Set on a forested hillside, Stub Stewart State Park offers a variety of camping opportunities and boundless trails for hiking, mountain
Lake Owyhee State Park
Adrian, OR
Lake Owyhee State Park is a remote oasis on the eastern edge of Oregon that offers camping and boating on the shore of a scenic desert canyon reservoir. The park contains two campgrounds along Owyhee
LaPine State Park
La Pine, OR
LaPine State Park occupies a scenic spot along the trout-filled Upper Deschutes River in a high desert subalpine forest. The quiet, shady campground connects to 14 miles of multi-use trails that follo
Lewis and Clark State Recreation Site
Troutdale, OR
Located at the western gateway of the Columbia River Gorge, Lewis & Clark State Park is situated near the mouth of the Sandy River where it spills into the mighty Columbia River and at the west end of
Lost Creek State Recreation Site
South Beach, OR
Lost Creek State Park is located seven miles south of Newport, Oregon. The park is developed for picnicking and beach access. Great for beachcombing, whale watching and incredible sunsets. In 1933, t
Lowell State Recreation Site
Lowell, OR
Lowell State Recreation Site sits on the North shore of Dexter Lake, next to the city of Lowell. This day use park has it all! A reservable picnic shelter overlooks the lake and a wooded picnic area
Luckiamute Landing State Natural Area
Albany, OR
This park near Albany is a quiet oasis for boating, paddling and hiking. It's made up of a north and south parcel, with parking lots at each. The Luckiamute River meanders through the 615-acre north
Manhattan Beach State Recreation Site
Rockaway Beach, OR
You'll find this day-use park just off of Highway 101 north of Rockaway. Picnic tables are nestled into small cul-de-sacs surrounded by shore pine to provide a break from the wind. After a leisurely l
Maples Rest Area
Gates, OR
The Maples Rest Area is the only rest area between Sisters, Oregon and Salem. It is a well- maintained rest stop with large grass lawns and a pet exercise area. There is plenty of parking for every ty
Maud Williamson State Recreation Site
Salem, OR
Maud Williamson occupies a flat edge of cultivated Willamette Valley farm land on the west side of the Salem-Dayton highway. It's covered by a fine stand of second-growth Douglas fir. The park also in
Mayer State Park
Mosier, OR
Located on the east end of the Gorge near The Dalles, Mayer State Park has access to windsurfing on the windy Columbia as well as boating and swimming in a sheltered cove. From I-84 exit 74, you have
McVay Rock State Recreation Site
Brookings, OR
McVay is a well-hidden park noted for surf fishing, clamming, whale watching, and plenty of space to walk on the beach. The large lawn has a nine-hole disc golf course overlooking the ocean. The park
Memaloose State Park
Mosier, OR
The stars seem to shine brighter at this campground on the east end of the Columbia River Gorge, 11 miles west of The Dalles. Campsites look over the river and the park’s namesake, Memaloose Island, a
Milo McIver State Park
Estacada, OR
Situated along the scenic Clackamas River, Milo McIver State Park is only 45 minutes from Portland. This beautiful park provides a variety of outstanding recreational opportunities. You can spend a da
Minam State Recreation Area
Elgin, OR
Minam State Recreation Area makes the most of the picturesque Wallowa River, attracting anglers, boaters, rafters and those seeking solitude and simplicity. The river links two park areas: the Minam
Molalla River State Park
Canby, OR
Imagine combining a scenic drive, hiking, picnicking, fishing, boating, and wildlife viewing and a ferry ride all in one location. You can do it all at Molalla River State Park near Canby, Oregon. Th
Mongold (Detroit Lake)
Detroit, OR
Mongold Day Use area is 1.5 miles west of Detroit Lake State Park. It's the only public boat launch facility on the lake, and features a swimming area, grass beach, picnic facilities and restrooms. M
Munson Creek Falls State Natural Site
Munson Creek Falls, OR
Munson Creek Falls tumbles 319' over several tiers, making it the tallest waterfall in the Coast Range. A short trail winds along Munson Creek through an old-growth forest to the base of the waterfall
Muriel O. Ponsler Memorial State Scenic Viewpoint
Florence, OR
Picnicking with whale watching, beachcombing and a view of the beach. There are approximately five miles of sandy beach with China Creek to the south of the park. J.C Ponsler donated the land in 1938
Nehalem Bay State Park
Nehalem, OR
Set between the ocean and the bay, Nehalem Bay State Park is situated on a 4-mile sand spit. The campground sits among shore pines, just a sand dune away from the beach. A forested 1.8 mile long bi
Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint
Florence, OR
Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint encompasses four pull offs from Highway 101. The northernmost does not have an official name but is located next to Gwynn Creek. This spot offers access to a small iso
Neskowin Beach State Recreation Site
Neskowin, OR
The long beach and Cascade headland are delightfully pristine. In the town of Neskowin, you'll find a general store, restaurant and two golf courses amid the lovely ocean cottages. A bit north, you ca
North Santiam State Recreation Area
Lyons, OR
North Santiam State Park plays host to some of the most beautiful riverfront in the area. It is one of the finest steelhead fishing spots on the North Santiam River. The park features primitive campgr
OC and E Woods Line State Trail
Klamath Falls, OR
Welcome to the OC&E Woods Line State Trail -- Oregon's longest linear park! This 109-mile, rail-to-trail conversion is built on the old rail bed of the Oregon, California, and Eastern Railroad. The tr
Ocean Shore State Recreation Area
Newport, OR
Oregon's shoreline is a geologic mix of sandy beaches, rocky shores and towering capes rising from the sea. All of it — stretching from the Columbia River south to the Oregon/California border and bet
Oceanside Beach State Recreation Site
Tillamook, OR
Located in the center of the community of Oceanside, this park offers some of the best agate hunting during the winter season when the sand is stripped away by ocean currents. During the summer season
Ontario State Recreation Site
Ontario, OR
Ontario State Recreation Site is a restful day-use park situated on the west bank of the historic Snake River just north of Ontario, Oregon. Green grass, clean grounds, and modern restrooms greet visi
Oswald West State Park
Arch Cape, OR
Stretching along four miles of coastline in dense, temperate rainforest, Oswald West State Park has a beautifully secluded sandy beach and miles of trails leading to breathtaking views of the Pacific
Otter Crest State Scenic Viewpoint
Otter Rock, OR
Soak in the view from 500' above the ocean on the breathtaking crescent sweep of white sandy beach stretching to the south. Cape Foulweather is stunning and inspirational with its picturesque panorami
Otter Point State Recreation Site
Gold Beach, OR
Excellent walking and hiking trails overlooking pristine beaches and unusual sandstone rock formations sculpted by wind and waves. The land was obtained between 1960 and 1976 through litigation and p
Paradise Point State Recreation Site
Port Orford, OR
A parking area with an expansive coastal vista stretching from Port Orford Heads to Orfords offshore reef and distant Cape Blanco and the lighthouse there. The beach is great for beachcombing; it's no
Pete French Round Barn State Heritage Site
Diamond, OR
The Pete French Round Barn stands in the heart of Harney County and remains a monument to one man’s livestock empire. Peter French arrived in 1872 and began amassing land and cattle. By the mid-1880s,
Peter Skene Ogden State Scenic Viewpoint
Terrebonne, OR
If you enjoy vertical basalt cliffs and scenic river canyons, the Ogden Wayside is for you. The park is perched at the top of a striking canyon. Bring a camera! Acquired between 1925 and 1930. The Or
Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint
Bend, OR
Come and explore an old cinder cone located just east of Bend. Hike up and around on one of three trails. The trails wind through stands of juniper and sage. All of the trails lead to the summit. Once
Pistol River State Scenic Viewpoint
Gold Beach, OR
Pistol River State Park is set in the dunes of the southern Oregon coast. The river supposedly got its name when a militia soldier lost his pistol in the river during the infamous Rogue River Indian
Port Orford Heads State Park
Port Orford, OR
This small park in the southern Oregon coastal town of Port Orford boasts big views and a rich wartime history. The park preserves the site of the Port Orford Lifeboat Station, constructed in 1934 by
Portland Women's Forum State Scenic Viewpoint
Corbett, OR
No trip to Vista House is complete without a stop at Portland Women’s Forum for a stunning view of the historic landmark framed by the Columbia River Gorge. The same view that attracts visitors from
Prineville Reservoir State Park
Prineville, OR
Scenic beauty, camping and water recreation at its finest in the High Desert. Mountain waters flowing out of the Ochoco Mountain Range join to form the Crooked River. The river, confined by its canyo
Prospect State Scenic Viewpoint
Prospect, OR
Come enjoy the beautiful, quiet secluded forest. This area has picnic tables and a hiking trail leading to Pearsony Falls, the amazing Rogue River gorge and Mill Creek Falls. No drinking water at this
Red Bridge State Wayside
La Grande, OR
Red Bridge State Wayside lies along Oregon Highway 244 and offers visitors overnight camping and daytime opportunities. Situated along the banks of the Grande Ronde River, the park is forested with po
Roads End State Recreation Site
Lincoln City, OR
A fine place for a romantic stroll with tidepools, islands, and the headland with its hidden cove. Sailboarders come from everywhere! When Lincoln City's beaches are crowded or over-windy, this shelte
Rocky Creek State Scenic Viewpoint
Depoe Bay, OR
Rocky Creek is a spectacular ocean-front park on a forested bluff overlooking the ocean. Offshore rocks provide spectacular wave action in storms and are nesting areas for birds and sea lions and harb
Rooster Rock State Park
Corbett, OR
Stretching alongside the Columbia River and just 22 miles east of Portland, Rooster Rock is a perfect place to spend a day away from the city. When east winds rush down the Columbia Gorge at 25 to 40
Saddle Mountain State Natural Area
Seaside, OR
Saddle Mountain State Natural Area is cherished for its hiking trails, wildflowers and breathtaking scenery. A small, seasonal campground, day-use picnic area, a two and a half mile trail to the summ
Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor
Brookings, OR
Craggy bluffs, secluded beaches, and offshore rock formations await visitors along the 12 ocean-hugging miles of Samuel H Boardman State Scenic Corridor, located between Brookings and Gold Beach along
Sarah Helmick State Recreation Site
Monmouth, OR
Sarah Helmick is located six miles south of Monmouth off Highway 99W. The small, shady park is situated along the Luckiamute River. Two picnic areas for groups up to 150 people each can be reserved.
Seal Rock State Recreation Site
Seal Rock, OR
Located south of Newport, Seal Rock State Wayside features large off-shore rock formations that provide habitat for seals, sea lions, sea birds and other marine life. The beach includes interesting ti
Seneca Fouts Memorial State Natural Area
Hood River, OR
This would be a great place for a convention if you were a bighorn sheep. In other words, the terrain is rocky, mountainous, desolate and beautiful. This is the third leg of state parks joined togethe
Seven Devils State Recreation Site
Bandon, OR
Seven Devils Wayside is the jumping-off point for sandy beach adventure. At this access point, you can travel several miles up and down the open beach. Agates are often the beachcombing goal of visito
Shepperd's Dell State Natural Area
Corbett, OR
This beautiful falls along the Historic Columbia River Highway is worth a quick stop as you explore the bigger-name waterfalls along the highway. A two-tiered roaring waterfall cascades down steep cli
Shore Acres State Park
Coos Bay, OR
Perched on rugged sandstone cliffs high above the ocean, Shore Acres State Park is an exciting and unexpected combination of beautiful natural and constructed features. Once the grand estate of pionee
Silver Falls State Park
Sublimity, OR
People call it the “crown jewel” of the Oregon State Parks system, and once you visit, you know why. Silver Falls State Park is the kind of standout scenic treasure that puts Oregon firmly onto the na
Smelt Sands State Recreation Site
Yachats, OR
An excellent whale watching and photography viewpoint. Walk the historic 804 Trail (.75 miles one-way with resting benches scattered along the way). The park is known for tidepooling, rock fishing and
Smith Rock State Park
Terrebonne, OR
If you enjoy scenic views of deep river canyons or rock climbing, Smith Rock State Park is the place for you. There are several thousand climbs in the park. More than a thousand are bolted routes. We
South Beach State Park
Newport, OR
Situated next to the Yaquina Bay Bridge, South Beach State Park begins in south Newport and stretches several miles down the Oregon coast. This historic park offers access to miles of broad, sandy oce
South Jetty (South Beach)
Newport, OR
Adjacent to South Beach State Park, South Jetty offers horse access to the beach, fishing, clamming, surfing, scuba diving and (for the advanced) windsurfing, when conditions permit. South Jetty is a
Starvation Creek State Park
Cascade Locks, OR
Zooming eastbound down Interstate 84, you might very well miss this tiny park. Nestled at the base of the sheer walls of the Columbia Gorge, the park’s namesake Starvation Creek Waterfall is just over
State Capitol State Park
Salem, OR
The park features not only cherry trees and other plants favored by Oregonians, but tells a little history as well. Stone plaques set in the mall sidewalks list the county seat and establishment date
Stonefield Beach State Recreation Site
Florence, OR
Stonefield has easy beach access. Tenmile Creek is just to the north. A great place to sit in the sun and watch for whales. The property was acquired by purchase and litigation from private owners bet
Succor Creek State Natural Area
Jordan Valley, OR
Succor Creek State Natural Area lies in a deep, rocky canyon and is a remote haven for rock hounds and wildlife watchers. Limited souvenir collecting by rock hounds is permitted in the park. A rough
Sumpter Valley Dredge State Heritage Area
Sumpter, OR
The Sumpter Valley Dredge is nestled at the base of the majestic granite peaks of the Elkhorn Mountain Range. The Powder River is born deep within the range and picks up speed as it spills down the Su
Sunset Bay State Park
Coos Bay, OR
Situated in one of the most scenic areas on the Oregon coast, Sunset Bay State Park features beautiful sandy beaches protected by towering sea cliffs. Only a short walk from the beach, the campground
Sunset Beach State Recreation Site
Warrenton, OR
Sunset Beach State Recreation Site comes with a very famous past. The park marks the west trailhead of the historic Fort-to-Sea Trail - a 6.5 mile route that recreates the experience Lewis and Clark a
The Cove Palisades State Park
Culver, OR
Located in the heart of central Oregon and encompassing the Deschutes and Crooked River canyons, The Cove Palisades State Park is a popular year-round destination for camping and water sports. Campin
Thompson's Mills State Heritage Site
Shedd, OR
Thompson's Mills is a unique survivor of times past, chronicling 160 years of Oregon rural life and honoring the owners who continually adapted the mill to the changing world around it. It is the las
Tokatee Klootchman State Natural Site
Florence, OR
Tokatee Klootchman sits a few feet above the ocean with an excellent view. A great place to watch for whales. Two parcels of land purchased from private landowners between 1971 and 1975 to protect th
Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site
Cannon Beach, OR
Tolovana State Recreation Site is conveniently located on the ocean front of one of Oregon's most scenic beaches, Cannon Beach. Situated at the south end of Cannon Beach, Tolovana offers a place to p
TouVelle State Recreation Site
Central Point, OR
This beautiful day-use park is located on the banks of the Rogue River and at the foot of geologically prominent Table Rock. You can picnic, fish, launch your boat, swim and hike on a 2-mile trail. De
Tryon Creek State Natural Area
Portland, OR
Imagine stepping into a lush forest where woodpeckers forage, squirrels leap from limb to limb, owlets wait quietly for their next meal, and wildflowers paint the understory as the seasons change. Dis
Tseriadun State Recreation Site
Port Orford, OR
Tseriadun (pronounced serry-AH-dun) is popular with visitors stretching their legs on the miles-long beach, agate collectors (there's a reason the community calls it Agate Beach) and photographers int
Tub Springs State Wayside
Ashland, OR
In 1846, a wagon train led by Jesse Applegate traversed southern Oregon along what became known as the Applegate Trail. Tub Springs Wayside is one of the stopping points before you head down the mount
Tumalo State Park
Bend, OR
Nestled in the heart of sunny central Oregon, Tumalo rests along Oregon's spectacular Deschutes River. The campground is simultaneously close enough to the town of Bend to make an quick jaunt to the g
Ukiah-Dale Forest State Scenic Corridor
Ukiah, OR
Ukiah-Dale Forest State Scenic Corridor along Highway 395 follows the North Fork of the John Day River and Camas Creek. Winding through a stately ponderosa pine, Douglas fir and western larch forest t
Umpqua Lighthouse State Park
Reedsport, OR
Umpqua Lighthouse State Park is located less than a mile from the famous Salmon Harbor on Winchester Bay. The campground and developed day use areas are centered around beautiful Lake Marie. Access to
Umpqua State Scenic Corridor
Reedsport, OR
This small park contains a couple of picnic tables, a vault-style restroom and a short boat ramp leading into the Umpqua River. There's a small amount of room for trailer parking, but the parking lot
Unity Forest State Scenic Corridor
Ironside, OR
Unity Forest State Scenic Corridor is home to a wide variety of wildlife. Elk, mule deer, antelope, cougar, bobcat and black bear can be seen along this stretch. The forest is heavily treed with ponde
Unity Lake State Recreation Site
Unity, OR
Unity Lake State Recreation Site is an oasis of green in Oregon's high desert that offers boating and angling. The small campground is the perfect jumping-off point for visiting nearby historical site
Valley of the Rogue State Park
Gold Hill, OR
A pleasant getaway awaits you in southern Oregon's Rogue Valley. Valley of the Rogue Park has both a day-use picnic area and an overnight campground along three miles of shoreline on the Rogue River.
Viento State Park
Cascade Locks, OR
Viento is Spanish for wind — an apt name for a park in the blustery Columbia River Gorge. But this is just a happy coincidence. Viento (pronounced vee-EN-toe) actually comes from the first letters of
Vinzenz Lausmann Memorial State Natural Area (Seven Streams Staging Area)
Hood River, OR
Seven Streams Staging Area, located 5 miles west of Hood River, is gateway to the Post Canyon Trail System, a network of hiking, equestrian, mountain biking, and ATV trails. The trails traverse a patc
W. B. Nelson State Recreation Site
Waldport, OR
W.B. Nelson provides a small freshwater lake and fishing dock. Bass and stocked pan-sized trout are the most common fish. The area is known for abundant waterfowl. Adjacent to the Alsea River, there's
Wallowa Lake Highway Forest State Scenic Corridor
Wallowa, OR
This day-use site is located along the Wallowa River and is a popular fishing and wildlife viewing area. Steelhead fishing is good during the spring and fall. The canyon rises steeply on both sides of
Wallowa Lake State Park
Joseph, OR
Situated between the south end of a scenic glacial lake and the towering peaks of the Wallowa Mountains, Wallowa Lake State Park is an ideal base camp for wilderness treks and watersports fun. The la
Wallowa River Wayside
Wallowa, OR
This rest area is located in a canyon alongside the Wallowa River. Fishing is the activity of choice in the clear, cool medium-sized river. There is abundant wildlife on the pine and fir tree-laden sl
Whale Watching Center
Depoe Bay, OR
During the busiest weeks, thousands of gray whales migrate past our windows on their way to and from the waters of Alaska and Mexico. We keep watch all year long, you never know who might swim by. Man
White River Falls State Park
Maupin, OR
Central Oregon's White River Falls plunges 90' over a basalt shelf, testament to the violent geological forces that carved the region millions of years ago. An overlook is a short walk from the parkin
Willamette Mission State Park
Gervais, OR
A gorgeous retreat for birdwatchers, horseback riders, disc golfers and kayakers, Willamette Mission State Park has something for everyone. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the park
Willamette River Greenway
Dexter, OR
Visit the Willamette River Water Trail interactive recreation map for vehicle access and parking, boat launches and camping locations. The Willamette River and its middle and coast forks extend more
Willamette Stone State Heritage Site
Portland, OR
With the exception of portions of the eastern United States and Texas, the United States is divided into a grid of six-mile squares called Townships and Ranges, commonly known as the rectangular surve
William M. Tugman State Park
Lakeside, OR
Despite its close proximity to Highway 101, Tugman State Park is relatively unknown — a private hideaway on the wondrous south coast. Situated on Eel Lake near the community of Lakeside, Tugman offers
Winchuck State Recreation Site
Brookings, OR
Winchuck provides a parking area and access to the Winchuck River and ocean beach for fishing, exploring, clamming, strolling, photographing seascapes and observing marine life. There is a multi-agen
Wolf Creek Inn State Heritage Site
Wolf Creek, OR
Imagine yourself as a traveler along a section of the Applegate Trail in the late 1800s. You have just arrived by stagecoach to the Wolf Creek Inn, a welcome refuge from the perilous journey over moun
Wygant State Natural Area
Hood River, OR
Michell Point Trailhead provides access to two trails that wind through Wygant State Natural Area: Wygant Trail starts on the west end of the parking lot and Michell Point Trail takes off from the eas
Yachats Ocean Road State Natural Site
Yachats, OR
Yachats Ocean Road makes a one-mile loop, exposing one of the most scenic viewpoints on the coast: the Yachats Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Limited parking along the loop provides access to this expansi
Yachats State Recreation Area
Yachats, OR
This small-town park with a big view is just a short stroll from central Yachats down Ocean View Road. Watch for whales and storming waves from the easily-accessible viewing platform. On calmer days,
Yaquina Bay State Recreation Site
Newport, OR
Yaquina Bay State Park is located in Newport at the north end of Yaquina Bay near its outlet to the Pacific Ocean. The bluff is forested with spruce and pine, and a large deck provides views of Yaquin