List of Oregon State Parks
Agate Beach State Park is a recreational site with a tunnel that leads to the ocean beach and day-use area. Agate Beach State Recreation Site is known as a surfers paradise, located 1 mi. N of Newport, OR.
Ainsworth State Park is noted for having the world's greatest concentration of high waterfalls, like Multnomah Falls. Ainsworth State Park offers a view of St. Peter's Dome, a basalt monolith rising 2,000 feet above the mighty Columbia River. Ainsworth State Park is located 17 miles E of Troutdale, OR.
Alderwood State Park is a day-use park with a short trail along the Long Tom River. Alderwood State Park is located 15 mi SW of Junction City, OR.
Alfred A Loeb State Park is nestled in a grove of trees. Many of the trees in the park are well over 200 years old. There is a self-guided streamside nature trail, Chetco River offers some of the finest fall and winter salmon and steelhead fishing. Alfred A Loeb State Park is located 10 miles NE of Brookings, OR
Arcadia Beach State Park is a recreation site that has a unique feature. Under the right conditions, one may hear the "singing sands" a squeaking or violin-like noise. Arcadia Beach State Park and Recreation Site sits on the Oregon Coast, just off of highway 101, 3 mi. S of Cannon Beach, OR.
Arizona Beach State Recreation Site is located 11 mi. south of Port Orford and 17 mi. north of Gold Beach. Arizona Beach State Recreation Site consists of a two-third mile stretch of sand, bookended by two rocky headlands.
Bald Peak State Park, is a day-use park that offers a stunning view of the Willamette Valley and five snowcapped Cascade peaks: Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Ranier, Mt. Adams in Washington, Mt. Hood and Mt. Jefferson in Oregon. Bald Peak State Park is located near Newberg, OR.
Bandon State Park sits along Bandon's Beach Loop Road, offers several locations with beach access. Bandon State Park is located 5 mi. S of Bandon, OR.
Battle Mountain State Park also called Battle Mountain Forest State Scenic Corridor protects the forest and provides prime habitat for all kinds of wildlife, and is popular for bird watching. Battle Mountain State Park is located 9 mi north of Ukiah.
Beachside State Park has a sandy beach that makes the park perfect for kite flying and beachcombing. Beachside State Park is located 4 miles S of Waldport, OR.
Benson State Park has a disc golf course, and is very popular for freshwater fishing. Thousands of rainbow trout are stocked each month into the lake. Benson State Park is located 1 mi. west of Multnomah Falls, and 30 mi. E of Portland, OR.
Beverly Beach State Park has a well-known walkway that goes under the highway and emerges to the long sandy beach extending from Yaquina Head to the headlands of Otter Rock. From here you can also see the lighthouse. Beverly Beach State Park is located 7 miles N of Newport, OR.
Bob Straub State Park is located in Pacific City. This park provides beach access where you can explore the Nestucca sand spit. The Nestucca River is legendary for 50 pound Chinook salmon.
Boiler Bay State Park offers a scenic viewpoint. Boiler Bay is named for the boiler, still visible at low tide. Boiler Bay State Park is located just north of Depoe Bay, OR.
Bolon Island State Park also called Bolon Island Tideways State Scenic Corridor, has a hiking trail that extends half way around the island, and offers fishing, hiking and bird watching opportunities.
Bowers Rocks State Park is an undeveloped state park located on a bend of the Willamette River, between Corvallis and Albany, OR.
Bradley State Park is a scenic viewpoint, one of the few rest stops along Highway 30. There is historic signs, and a monument. Bradley State Scenic Viewpoint is located 22 mi. E of Astoria, OR.
Bridal Veil Falls State Park is a scenic park that features two different trails: an upper walking trail, and a lower hiking trail that leads to the falls (120' tall) and a magnificent view of the Columbia River Gorge. Bridal Veil Falls can be fully viewed from the deck of a viewing platform. Bridal Veil Falls State Park is located on the Historic Columbia River Scenic Highway, 15 miles east of Troutdale, OR.
Bullards Beach State Park is known for excellent fishing and crabbing opportunities on the Coquille River, and a horse camp that features easy access to the beach and dunes for equestrian campers. The historic Coquille River Lighthouse is located at the end of the beach access road in the park, there are 4.5 miles of open beach to explore, and hard-packed sand along the edge of the surf, popular for mountain biking. Bullards Beach State Park is located 2 miles N of Bandon, OR.
Cape Arago State Park is a scenic headland jutting into the Pacific Ocean. Cape Arago State Park offers a stunning viewing area for spotting migrating whales, as well as fishing boats entering and leaving nearby Coos Bay and the offshore colonies of seals and sea lions at Shell Island. Cape Arago State Park is located 14 mi. SW of Coos Bay, OR
Cape Blanco State Park offers Cape Blanco lighthouse and historic Hughes House tours. Cape Blanco lighthouse is the most southern of Oregon's lights, and is the westernmost point in Oregon. Cape Blanco State Park has 8 mi. of walking trails, 7 miles of horse trails, and is popular for wildlife watching, bird watching, marine mammal watching, and viewing the unique rock formations. Cape Blanco State Park is located 9 miles N of Port Orford, OR.
Cape Lookout State Park sits on a sand spit between Netarts Bay and the ocean, with easy access to the beach. Outdoor activities include beachcombing and The Cape Lookout trail, which follows the headland for more than 2 miles. Cape Lookout State Park is very popular among hang gliders and paragliders. Cape Lookout State Park is located 12 miles SW of Tillamook, OR
Cape Meares State Park is a state scenic viewpoint park that features tours of an 1890s lighthouse. Cape Meares State Park sits on a headland 200 feet above the ocean, and provides an excellent location for viewing whale migrations, and enjoying over 3 miles of hiking trails. Cape Meares State Park has one of the most populous colonies of nesting sea birds on the continent. Cape Meares State Park is located 10 mi. W of Tillamook, OR.
Cape Sebastian State Park features the south parking vista, where you can see to the north Humbug Mountain filling the view and you can see nearly 50 miles toward Crescent City, California and Point Saint George Lighthouse. A 1.5 mile walking trail takes you out to the cape, where you can often see migrating gray whales. Cape Sebastian State Park is located 7 mi. S of Gold Beach, OR.
Carl G Washburne Memorial State Park has several trails leading to wildlife viewing areas, and second-growth forests. A walking trail leads you under the highway to a five-mile sandy beach day-use area, and another trail connects you to the Heceta Head trail, which you can use to reach the historic Heceta Head lighthouse. This state park is also popular to hunt for agates, and for beachcombing. Carl G Washburne Memorial State Park is located 14 miles N of Florence, OR.
Cascadia State Park has a .75 mile trail that leads to the spectacular Soda Creek Falls, and a newer trail leading through historic Douglas-fir trees along the South Santiam River. The Historic Santiam Wagon Road shows wagon wheel ruts (the trail was used as a military route in the 1800s). Cascadia State Park is located 14 miles E of Sweet Home, OR.
Casey State Park is a recreation site cradled in the scenic Rogue River. This park is popular for freshwater fishing for salmon, steelhead and trout. Casey State Park is located 29 mi. NE of Medford, OR.
Catherine Creek State Park is cradled in a canyon created by the creek. Catherine Creek is popular for freshwater fishing rainbow trout. Catherine Creek State Park is located 8 mi. SE of Union, OR.
Champoeg State Park is full of history. Champoeg State Heritage Area sits on the south bank of the scenic Willamette River. This is where you can walk or bike along the Willamette River. The park features the Historic Butteville Store, considered the oldest operating store in Oregon, founded in 1863. Discover pioneer life at Champoeg by visiting the Newell House, Pioneer Mothers Log Cabin museums and the visitor center. Champoeg State Park is located 7 mi. E of Newberg, OR.
Chandler State Park provides access to Crooked Creek, home to rainbow trout and crayfish. Chandler State Park is 16 mi. N of Lakeview, OR.
Cline Falls State Park sits on the banks of the Deschutes River. The park also provides fishing access to the river. Cline Falls State Park is located 4 mi. W of Redmond, OR.
Clyde Holiday State Park borders the John Day River, and lies in the shadow of the Strawberry Mountain Range. Clyde Holiday State Park is located 8 miles W of John Day, OR.
Collier Memorial State Park features an outdoor museum of historic logging equipment and a relocated pioneer village. The Williamson River and Spring Creek converge in the park. The Williamson River is famous for it's trophy fish. In the summer the the park naturalists show old logging movies, and guide you on nature walks. Collier Memorial State Park is located 30 miles N of Klamath Falls, OR.
Coquille Myrtle Grove State Park has a secluded swimming hole and a sandy beach along the Coquille River, this river area is popular for floating on an innertube float. Coquille Myrtle Grove State Natura Site is located 14 mi. S of Myrtle Point, OR.
Crown Point State Park has a famous building that sits on the top of Crown Point; the Vista House, built in 1916. Vista House serves as the symbol of the Columbia River Gorge. The octagonal building with its copper dome houses a museum and interpretive displays of historic and geologic points of interest in the Columbia River Gorge. Crown Point State Scenic Corridor is located 11 mi. E of Troutdale, OR.
D River State Park is a recreation site that includes D River, the shortest river in the world. D River flows a 120 feet from Devils Lake into the Pacific Ocean. D River State Park has a sandy beach, and is home to the world's largest kite festivals every spring and fall which gives Lincoln City the name Kite Capital of the World. D River State Park is located right off the highway in Lincoln City, OR
Dabney State Park features an asphalt trail leading down to a classic swimming hole and has trails winding through tall bamboo, cottonwoods and alders. Dabney State Park is located 4 mi. E of Troutdale, OR.
Darlington State State Park is an 18-acre botanical park, the only Oregon state park property dedicated to the protection of a single plant species, the Darlingtonia californica, also called a cobra lily. Nearby scenery includes a lush assortment of vegetation that includes rhododendron, spruce, cedar and shore pine. Darlington State State Park is located 5 mi. N of Florence, OR.
Del Rey Beach State Park is a recreation site popular for building sandcastles and kite flying. Del Rey Beach State Park is located 2 mi. N of Gearhart, OR.
Deschutes River State Park is a recreation area where the Deschutes River converges with the Columbia River. This park is known for rafting and it's world-class steelhead and trout fishing. Deschutes River State Park activities include hiking, mountain biking, and equestrian trail riding. The mountain bike trail follows the Deschutes River for 17 miles, the trail, itself, is an old railroad bed. The Atiyeh Deschutes River Trail is a favorite for hikers. The Deschutes, is both a national and state scenic waterway that twists through canyons 700 to 2,200 feet deep, great for whitewater rafting and kayaking. Jetboating is allowed on the lower segment of the Deschutes River. Deschutes River State Park is located 17 miles E of The Dalles, OR.
Detroit Lake State Park is a recreation area that is the gateway to the over nine miles long Detroit Lake. Detroit Lake State Park offers water recreation: fishing, boating, water skiing, and personal watercraft are popular activities. Detroit Lake State Park is located 50 miles E of Salem, OR.
Depoe Bay Wayside Ocean State Park
Devil's Lake State Park is a recreation area located in the midst of a city, Lincoln City. Devil's Lake is the center of water activities; boaters, skiers, swimmers, and personal watercraft users enjoy this park. .
Devil's Punch Bowl State Park is a natural area that offers beach access, popular for surfing and whale watching. The park get it's name from the hollow rock formation shaped like a huge punch bowl. Devil's Punch Bowl State Natural Area is located in Newport, OR
Dexter State Park is a day-use recreation site on the western edge of Dexter Reservoir. You can reach nearby Elijah Bristow State Park through a system of connecting trails. Dexter State Park is popular for boating and fishing. Dexter State Park is located 16 mi. E of Eugene, OR.
Driftwood Beach State Park is a day-use recreation site that offers a wide, flat, sandy beach. This is a great park for beachcombing. Driftwood Beach State Park is located 3 mi. N of Waldport, OR.
Ecola State Park offers year-round recreation with a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean. Ecola State Park has miles of trails. At Indian Beach is "The Clatsop Loop Trail", a interpretive trail that leads you in the footsteps of Capt. Clark and his men. Surfers ride the waves at Indian Beach. Ecola State Park is also a popular park for spotting migrating gray whales during winter and spring. Ecola State Park is located 2 mi. north of Cannon Beach, OR
Elijah Bristow State Park sits on the shoreline of the Willamette River, 16 mi. SE of Eugene. Elijah Bristow State Park is comprised of 847 acres of scattered meadows, woodlands, islands and sloughs, with more than 10 miles of trails; hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding trails. Elijah Bristow State Park is great for outdoor education, birdwatching, and the park is home to several threatened species, including the Western pond turtle and the Oregon chub.
Ellmaker State Park is a wayside park with fruit trees, on the highway between Newport and Corvallis. Ellmaker State Park is located 31 mi. E of Newport, OR.
Emigrant Springs State Park is a state heritage area perched near the summit of the Blue Mountains, nestled in an old-growth forest, that offers visitors an opportunity to explore what was a popular pioneer stop over, along the Oregon Trail. There is an Oregon Trail display in the park. Emigrant Springs State Park is often used as a base camp for those wanting to visit nearby attractions; the Blue Mountain Crossing Oregon Trail interpretive park, the Pendleton Woolen Mills, the Pendleton underground tours, where you can experience the life of Chinese emigrants of the 1800s and other destinations within a short driving distance include the Union County Museum in Union, Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, the Lehman Hot Springs, and in winter the Blue Mountain Crossing Nordic Ski park. Emigrant Springs State Park is located 26 miles SE of Pendleton, OR.
Erratic Rock State Park is a day-use natural site, with a 40-ton rock deposited during a prehistoric flood. This rock was carried here on an iceberg some 20,000 years ago. The trail to the rock provides an excellent view of Yamhill Valley Vineyards. Erratic Rock State Park is located 18 mi. E of Sheridan, OR.
Face Rock State Park is a scenic viewpoint park that has an is an American Indian legend. Some say they hear a maiden's voice in the wind, and overlooking the ocean you can easily pick out the face on Face Rock. Face Rock State Park located 1 mi. SW of Bandon, is popular for surf fishing, tide pooling and wildlife watching.
Fall Creek State Park is a prime recreation area with five day-use areas, campground and Fall Creek Reservoir. Fall Creek Reservoir is very popular lake for boating, fishing, swimming areas, wildlife viewing, bird watching and just relaxing. Winberry day-use area is open May 1 - Sept. 30. North Shore Day use-area is open year-round, Lakeshore I and II Day use-area is open May 1 - Sept. 30, and Free Meadows day-use area is open May 1 - Sept. 30. Fall Creek State Park is located 27 miles SE of Eugene, OR.
Farewell Bend State Park sits in a desert environment, on the banks of the Snake River's Brownlee Reservoir. Brownlee Reservoir is popular for fishing, boating and water skiing. Historic markers and displays provide visitors with information on Farewell Bend's significance on the Oregon Trail. Farewell Bend State Park is located 25 mi. NW of Ontario, OR.
Fogarty Creek State Park is a recreation area that is unique in that it has wooden footbridges arching through the Sitka spruce, western hemlock, shore pine and alder forest. This park has some of the best birdwatching and tidepooling on the Oregon coast. Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area is located 2 miles north of Depoe Bay, OR.
Fort Rock State Park is a natural area with a National Natural Landmark. Some think the landmark, in this remote area of desert setting, is a mirage. The landmark consists of towering jagged rock walls, that looks like a fort. It's an old tuff ring, set in what was a island in a shallow sea in prehistoric times. Sandals were found in a nearby cave, these sandals are the oldest ever discovered, dating back around 9,000-13,000 years. Fort Rock State Park is located 2 mi. from Fort Rock, OR.
Fort Rock Cave is in a remote desert area near Fort Rock State Park. Fort Rock Cave is the site of an archaeological discovery of several 9,000 to 13,000 year-old sagebrush sandals. Fort Rock Cave is a National Heritage site, open only by a state park guided tour. April 1 through November 1. Inorder to preserve and protect Fort Rock Cave, the location of the Fort Rock Cave is not disclosed online by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. We honor this decision, we visited this cave by reserving a tour, you can reserve a tour of Fort Rock Cave by calling the High Desert Management Unit Office at (541) 388-6055.
Fort Stevens State Park offers historic and recreational opportunities. The historic shipwreck and the historic military area make Fort Stevens a unique park. Fort Stevens was the primary military defense installation at the mouth of the Columbia River. Throughout the year, you can browse through displays dating back to the Civil War at the museum. During the summer you can tour a rare 90-year old underground gun battery, and take a truck tour of the fortifications spanning the Spanish-American War and World War II. Fort Stevens State Park offers 9 mi of bicycle trails and 6 mi of hiking trails. Fort Stevens State Park is located 10 miles W of Astoria, OR.
Fort Yamhill State Park is a heritage area, that was the site of an American military fort, Fort Yamhill, built in 1856. Now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The outpost consisted of a wooden blockhouse, sentry box, barracks, officer's quarters, carpenter's shop, hospital, cook houses, blacksmith shop, barn, sutler痴 store, and laundress quarters. Exhibits and cultural restoration are provided in partnership with the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde. Fort Yamhill State Park is located 1 mile north of Valley Junction, OR.
Frenchglen Hotel State Heritage Site sits as the gateway to the Steens Mountain. The historic building has been preserved and offers rooms for rent during the summer season. Frenchglen Hotel State Heritage Site is located 60 miles S of Burns, OR.
Geisel Monument State Park provides a peaceful and secluded picnic area along Highway 101, 7 mi. N of Gold Beach, OR.
George W Joseph State Park is a natural area, with adjacent waterfalls. This park is accessible by using the trail from Latourell Falls and Guy Talbot State Park. The trail leads to the top of lower Latourell Falls, then into George W Joseph State Park, and if you continue on the trail you will be lead to the upper Latourell Falls. George W Joseph State Park is located 12 mi. E of Troutdale, OR.
Golden and Silver Falls State Park is a small park where you can hike to the top of Golden Falls to get a view of the cascading waterfall and giant old-growth forest. Activities available at this scenic park include hiking, fishing and bird watching. Golden and Silver Falls State Park is located 24 mi. NE of Coos Bay on Coos River Highway.
Golden State Heritage Area is where you can explore the ghost town of Golden. In the 1850's Golden was a mining town. Now the entire property is in the National Register of Historic Properties, and used by visitors to explore the remaining four buildings: a church, a former residence, a shed and a structure that once housed a post office and store. Golden State Heritage Area is located 3 mi. E of Wolf Creek, OR.
Goose Lake State Park is a lakeside recreation area and home to many species of birds and other wildlife including a large herd of mule deer. Goose Lake State Recreation Area14 miles S of Lakeview, OR.
Governor Patterson State Park is a Memorial State Park with miles of flat, sandy beach. It's a great place to watch migrating whales, windsurf, fly kites, take photos, and Governor Patterson State Park is a wonder place to have a wedding, as my friend did. The beautiful panoramic ocean view was perfect for their wedding backdrop. Governor Patterson State Park is located 1 mi. S of Waldport, OR.
Guy W Talbot State Park has a trail underneath the Historic Columbia River Highway bridge, that leads directly to the 250' tall, Latourelle Falls. Guy W Talbot State Park is located 12 mi. E of Troutdale, OR.
Harris Beach State Park boasts the largest island off the Oregon coast. Bird Island (also called Goat Island). Popular activities include wildlife and marine wildlife watching: migrating gray whales, harbor seals, california sea lions and sea birds. Harris Beach State Park is located on the north side of Brookings, OR.
Hat Rock State Park lies on the south shore of Lake Wallula behind McNary Dam on the Columbia River. Water recreation is popular: Boating, waterskiing and jetskiing. Hat Rock State Park has its own pond stocked with rainbow trout. Hat Rock State Park is located 9 mi. E of Umatilla, OR.
Heceta Head Lighthouse State Park is a scenic viewpoint park, which includes Devils Elbow State Park, located in a cove at the mouth of Cape Creek. A short trail leads to the historic Heceta Head lighthouse and lighthouse keeper's house. the lighthouse is one of the most photographed on the coast. Heceta Head trail is part of a 7-mile network. This a great park for seeing migrating whales, and there is several wildlife refuge islands. Heceta Head Lighthouse State Park is located 13 mi. N of Florence, OR.
Heritage Landing (Deschutes) State Park provides access to the Deschutes and Columbia Rivers and is popular for jetboaters to launch, float tubes, and to fish for salmon. Heritage Landing (Deschutes) State Park is located 17 miles E of The Dalles, OR.
Hilgard Junction State Park The Grande Ronde River flows through the park. Beaver, mink, deer, herds of elk, deer and a variety of birds inhabit the park. Hilgard Junction State Park is located 8 miles W of LaGrande, OR.
Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail has two disconnected paved ribbons along abandoned stretches of the historic Columbia River Highway 30, that includes Twin Tunnels. The trail is popular for hikers and bicyclists, with more than 10 miles of sightseeing the geologic formations that tell the story of the Columbia Gorge's creation. The Columbia River Highway served millions of travelers and became one of the grandest highways in the nation. When transportation needs required faster and larger roads, sections of the old highway were bypassed.
Hoffman Memorial State Park is a wayside park that has a myrtlewood grove of trees, with interpretive signing. Hoffman Memorial State Park is located 3 mi. S of Myrtle Point, OR.
Holman State Park is a wayside park popular for bicycling, jogging or walking along the paved path that begins four miles to the east in West Salem.
Hug Point State Park has some history and easy access to the beach point. Stagecoaches traveled along the beach (before the highway was built), You can still walk along the original trail carved into the point by the stagecoaches. Hug Point State Park is located 5 mi. S of Cannon Beach, OR.
Humbug Mountain State Park is dominated by Humbug Mountain. Hiking to the top of Humbug Mountain is a popular activity, also Humbug Mountain State Park is very popular for windsurfing, scuba diving and has some of the warmest weather on the Oregon coast. Humbug Mountain State Park is located 6 mi. S of Port Orford, OR
Illinois River Forks State Park is a day-use park, located at the confluence of the east and west forks of the Illinois River. Illinois River Forks State Park is located 1 mi. S of Cave Junction, OR.
Jackson F Kimball State Park sits at the headwaters of the Wood River, surrounded by the southern Cascade Mountains. Wood River is great for fishing, and a walking trail leads you to a clear spring that bubbles from a rocky hillside. Jackson F Kimball State Park is located 3 miles N of Fort Klamath, OR.
Jessie M Honeyman State Park is the second largest overnight camp in the state. Jessie M Honeyman State Park has 2 mi. of sand dunes between the park and the ocean, and 2 natural freshwater lakes: Cleawox Lake which is great for swimming and Woahink Lake which is used for all water sports. Jessie M Honeyman State Park is located 3 miles S of Florence, OR.
John B Yeon State Park also called John B Yeon State Scenic Corridor honors a man who was one of the principal architects of the Historic Columbia River Highway (US 30). John B Yeon State Park offers some of the best hiking and viewing opportunities available in the Gorge. This park is a hiker's paradise, with access to two of the most beautiful and secluded waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge: Elowah Falls and McCord Creek falls. John B Yeon State Park is located off the Historic Columbia River Highway, 40 mi. E of Portland, OR.
Joseph H. Stewart State Park is a recreation area overlooking Lost Creek Reservoir. There is a 11-mile trail system, and 10-mile lake for trout and bass fishing. Joseph H. Stewart State Park is located 35 miles NE of Medford, OR.
Kam Wah Chung State Park is a State Heritage Site with the Kam Wah Chung Museum. This museum preserves the legacy of the Chinese workforce in Oregon. The structure was built as a trading post on The Dalles Military Road in the mid-1800s. Kam Wah Chung State Park is located in John Day, OR.
Koberg Beach State Park is a wayside park with a beach. Koberg Beach State Park is located 3 mi. E of Hood River. There is a Koberg Beach historical exhibit at the Hood River County Museum in Hood River.
Lake Owyhee State Park lies next to a 53-mile-long lake formed by Owyhee Dam. This park is popular for rockhounds, hikers and boaters. The road to Lake Owyhee Reservoir is a very scenic drive. Lake Owyhee State Park is located 33 miles SW of Nyssa, or.
LaPine State Park sits in the middle of dozens of high-mountain lakes and in winter, near some of the best ski-spots in Oregon. There is a river in the park with trout and there is a legendary fly fishing spot nearby. LaPine State Park is also home to Oregon's largest ponderosa pine, named "Big Red," the tree is 162' tall, 28.9' around. LaPine State Park is located 27 miles SW of Bend, OR.
Lava River Caves is located 12 miles south of Bend and 1 mile south of the Lava Lands Visitor Center. The cave is an excellent example of a lava tube. At 5,211 feet in length, the northwest section of the cave is the longest continuous lava tube in Oregon. Even though this park is part of the Newberry National Volcanic Monument, which is managed by the United States Forest Service, I am including it here, this spot in Oregon should not be missed.
Lewis and Clark State Park is a recreation site situated near the mouth of the Sandy River where it spills into the mighty Columbia River and at one of the entrances to the Historic Columbia River Highway, 16 mi. E of Portland, OR.
Lost Creek State is a Oregon State recreation site that is great for beachcombing and whale watching. Lost Creek State is located 7 mi. S of Newport, OR.
Lowell State Park is Oregon State recreation site that sits on a reservoir, 17 mi. SE of Eugene, OR.
Manhattan Beach State Park is a day-use park. There is a short walk down the access trail to the ocean beach. Manhattan Beach State Park is located 2 mi. N of Rockaway Beach, OR.
Mary S. Young State Park is a recreation area that offers numerous trails, and a place to walk by the Willamette River. Mary S. Young State Park is located 9 mi. S of Portland, OR.
Maud Williamson State Park includes a historic farm house in the Willamette Valley farm land. Maud Williamson State Park is located 12 mi. N of Salem, OR.
Mayer State Park sits by a beautiful lake, and has a trail to Rowena Crest. Mayer State Park is located 10 mi. W of The Dalles is popular for swimming, boating and fishing.
McVay Rock State Park is noted for surf fishing, clamming and seasonal whale watching. McVay Rock State Park is located S of Brookings, OR.
Memaloose State Park sits in the hottest part of the Columbia River Gorge, with Memaloose Island in the middle of the Columbia River. McVay Rock State Park is located 11 mi. W of The Dalles, OR.
Milo McIver State Park sits along the Clackamas River, and offers a variety of recreational opportunities. This park is very popular for whitewater river-lovers with rafts, canoes or kayaks. Memaloose State Park is located 4 miles W of Estacada, OR.
Molalla River State Park sits at the confluence of the Willamette, Molalla and Pudding rivers. One of the largest blue heron rookeries in the Willamette Valley is located here. Fishing is a popular activity and you can cross the river on the Canby Ferry, located a quarter mile downstream. Molalla River State Park is located 2 mi. N of Canby, OR.
Munson Creek State Park has a trail system that winds through the hills to Munson Creek Falls, the tallest waterfall in the Coast Range tumbles 319'. Munson Creek State Park is located 6 mi. S of Tillamook, OR.
Nehalem Bay State Park in known for beutiful sunsets, serenity and a breathtaking view of the bay. Nehalem Bay State Park offers dunes, sandy beach and biking trails. Crabbing and fishing on Nehalem Bay are popular. Northwest Equine Outfitters operates a horse concession from the day-use area in the park during spring break and in the summer. Nehalem Bay State Park is located 3 miles S of Manzanita Junction, OR.
Neptune State Park has Cumming Creek, a popular rockhounding location for Agates. This park is a great place to watch for whales, sea lions and sea birds. There is a natural cave and tidepools you can walk to in low tide. Neptune State Park is located 3 mi. S of Yachats, OR.
North Santiam State is a day-use area recreation area, known as one of the finest steelhead fishing spots on the North Santiam River. Hiking trails show the beauty of the large old-growth trees and the river. North Santiam State is located 4 mi. W of Mill City
Ona Beach State Park is a forested ocean flat, now developed for extensive daytime shore use. Ona Beach State Park is located 8 mi. S of Newport is very popular for fishing and beachcombing.
Oswald West State Park has several different trails to the beach and lead you to the Cape Falcon overlook or to the Oregon Coast Trail. The beach is popular with surfboarders and boogie boarders. Oswald West State Park is located 10 miles S of Cannon Beach, OR.
Otter Crest State Park is a scenic viewpoint park that sits on a white sandy beach, 500' above the ocean. The park is a popular whale watching spot. Otter Crest State Park is located 10 mi. N of Newport, OR
Peter Skene Ogden State Park sits at the top of a striking canyon, with basalt cliffs and scenic river canyons. Peter Skene Ogden State Park is located 9 mi. N of Redmond, OR.
Pilot Butte State Park is a scenic viewpoint park, with trails to the summit that offers a panoramic view of snowcapped Cascade mountains, Three Sisters, Mt. Jefferson, Black Butte and Mt. Hood. Pilot Butte State Park is located in Ben, OR.
Pistol River State Park sits in the dunes of the southern Oregon coast. Ocean windsurfing is so good here national championships have been held three years in a row. Pistol River State Park is located 11 mi. S of Gold Beach, OR.
Port Orford Heads State Park is located in Port Orford, has the Port Orford Lifeboat Station constructed in 1934 by the Coast Guard. Now there's a museum housed in the station.
Prineville Reservoir State Park supports fishing for rainbow & cutthroat trout, small & largemouth bass, catfish, crappie, and crayfish. Prineville Reservoir State Park is located 14 miles SE of Prineville, OR.
Red Bridge State Park sits on the banks of the Grande Ronde River, in the in the heart of the Blue Mountains. This park is often used as a base camp for big game hunting, mushrooming, exploring the miles of national forest, and relaxing in the hot mineral water of nearby Lehman Hot Springs. Red Bridge State Park is located 16 mi. SW of LaGrande, OR.
Road's End State Park is a State recreation site that has tidepools, islands, and the headland. This beach is very very popular for sailboarders, and graeat for birdwatchers. Fragments of lava form ragged islands that are populated with shore birds. Road's End State Park is located just 1 mi. N of Lincoln City, OR.
Rooster Rock State Park sits on the deep blue waters of the Columbia River, with 3 mi. of sandy beaches, numerous trails and two disc golf courses. Rooster Rock State Park has one of the largest swimming areas near Portland and located just east is where you will find one of Oregon's 2 designated nude beaches. By design, the nude beach area is completely separate and not visible from the clothing-required area of the large park. Rooster Rock State Park is located 22 mi. E of Portland, OR.
Saddle Mountain State Park offers a unique landscape from the summit of Saddle Mountain. Saddle Mountain State Park is located 8 miles NE of Necanicum Junction, OR.
Samuel H Boardman State Park is a 12 mile linear park with a rugged coastline, small secluded coves, sandy beaches and old mining sites. There is 300-year old sitka spruce trees. The views of Arch Rock and several Natural Bridges are stunning. Samuel H Boardman State Park is located 4 mi. N of Brookings, OR.
Seal Rock State Park is a day-use park that has a sandy beach and large off-shore rock formations, which are the habitat of seals, sea lions and sea birds. Seal Rock State Park is located 10 mi. S of Newport, OR.
Shepperds Dell State Park is a day-use park that has one of the most beautiful and historic highway bridges that crosses the canyon and a trail that leads to roaring waterfalls that cascade down steep cliffs into Youngs Creek and out to the Columbia River. The upper fall is 42' tall. The lower falls is 50' tall. Shepperds Dell State Park is located 14 mi. E of Troutdale.
Shore Acres State Park sits high above the ocean and features a formal garden with plants and flowers from all over the world, an oriental-style pond, two rose gardens and a large Monterey pine, the pine is 95 feet tall, 74-foot crown spread and it shares co-champion honors with a Monterey pine in Carmel, California. Simpson Acres State Park was once the grand estate of pioneer timber baron Louis Simpson, now on this site is a fully enclosed observation building that allows you to view the ocean, and from this vantage point you can often see migrating grey whales passing by. There is a trail to a secluded ocean cove at Shore Acres State Park, located 13 mi. SW of Coos Bay, OR.
Silver Falls State Park is nestled in Oregon's Cascade Mountains with 10 beautiful waterfalls. The Canyon Trail is a nationally recognized trail system that leads hikers along the banks of the north and south forks of Silver Creek and leads you to the waterfalls. Four of these falls have an amphitheater-like surrounding where you can walk behind the falls. Bring your camera, this park provides unique views for photographers. Silver Falls State Park is located 26 miles E of Salem, OR.
Smelt Sands State Park is a recreation site that has an excellent whale watching viewpoint. You can walk a short historic trail to the beach. Smelt Sands State Recreation Site is known for tidepooling and rock fishing. Smelt Sands State Park is located in Yachats, OR.
Smith Rock State Park sits in the high desert near the town of Terrebonne. Smith Rock State Park has sheer cliffs of tuff and basalt, ideal for difficulty levels of rock climbing. Smith Rock is generally considered the birthplace of modern American sport rock climbing. There are several thousand climbs in the park. In addition to the world-famous rock climbing, Smith Rock State Park is host to many miles of hiking trails, and Crooked River, with views of the volcanic peaks of Oregon's Cascade Range. Smith Rock State Park is located 9 mi. NE of Redmond, WA.
South Beach State Park offers a variety of recreational opportunities. South Beach State Park offers kayak tours, during the summer. The South Beach State Park supplies the kayaks, paddles, lifejackets, and interpretive hosts as kayak tour guides. Other activities at South Beach State Park include fishing, crabbing, boating, windsurfing and beachcombing. South Beach State Park is located 2 miles S of Newport, OR.
Starvation Creek State Park is a small day-use park at the base of the sheer walls of the Columbia Gorge. There is a beautiful waterfall at Starvation Creek. Starvation Creek State Park is located 10 mi. W of Hood River, OR.
State Capitol State Park features historic buildings, stone plaques set in the mall sidewalks that list the county seat and establishment date for each of Oregon's counties, a Douglas-fir grown from a seed carried to the moon by Apollo 14 in 1971, plants favored by Oregonians and Fountains. State Capitol State Park is located in downtown Salem, OR.
Stonefield Beach State Park is a recreation site with sandy beach, a popular place to watch for whales. Stonefield Beach State Park is located 6 mi. S of Yachats, OR.
Succor Creek State Park is a natural area with a no-fee primitive camping area along Succor Creek. Succor Creek State Park is located 30 miles S of Nyssa, OR.
Sunset Bay State Park features beautiful sandy beaches protected by towering sea cliffs. A network of hiking trails allow easy access for beachcombing, fishing, boating and to nearby Shore Acres State Park and Cape Arago State Park. Sunset Bay State Park is located near the fishing village of Charleston, 12 miles SW of Coos Bay, OR.
Sunset Beach State Park is a recreation site that provides visitors with direct access to the Pacific Ocean. Sunset Beach State Park marks the west trailhead of the historic Fort-to-Sea Trail, which is a 6.5 mile route that recreates the experience Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery encountered as they traveled between Fort Clatsop and the Pacific Ocean during the famous winter of 1805-6. Sunset Beach State Park is located 10 mi south of Astoria, OR
The Cove Palisades State Park features water recreational opportunities. The Cove Palisades State Park sits towering cliffs that surround by Lake Billy Chinook, 15 miles SW of Madras, OR.
Thompson's Mills State Park has the oldest water-powered grain mill in the state and where you will see antique milling machinery. The park is located 1 mile east of Shedd, OR.
Tokatee Klootchman State Park is located 16 mi. N of Florence, and sits above the ocean. A popular place to watch for whales.
Tolovana Beach State Park has a beach where you can view and stroll to Haystack Rock, a natural rock formation with tidepools at the base. Tolovana Beach State Park is located 1 mi. S of Cannon Beach, OR.
Tou Velle State Park is a day-use recreation park located on the bank of the Rogue River at the foot of the Table Rocks. An ideal spot to fish, hike and watch wildlife. Tou Velle State Park is located 9 mi. N of Medford, OR.
Tryon Creek State Park is an urban park that provides trails between Boones Ferry Road and Terwilliger Boulevard in southwest Portland. There is a paved trail on the park's eastern edge, great for biking. Tryon Creek is one of the only streams in the metro area with a run of steelhead trout.
Tub Springs State Park is a wayside park to stretch your legs before you head down the mountain pass into Ashland. Tub Springs State Park is located 18 mi. E of Ashland, OR.
Tumalo State Park rests along the Deschutes River, 5 mi. NW of Bend, OR.
Ukiah-Dale Forest State Park is a scenic corridor that follows the North Fork of the John Day River and Camas Creek. Camas Creek and the John Day river offer fisherman excellent fishing for trout, steelhead and salmon.The nearby Bridge Creek Elk Wildlife Area provides hunters with plenty of big game hunting opportunities. Ukiah-Dale Forest State is located 3 mi. SW of Ukiah.
Umpqua Lighthouse State Park is centered around Lake Marie and towering sand dunes. Some of these dunes reach heights of 500 feet or more and are ideal for the off-road enthusiast. The Umpqua River Lighthouse towers above the entrance to Winchester Bay. 6 miles S of Reedsport.
Unity Lake State Park is a recreation site where the Burnt River comes to rest behind the Unity Dam. Unity Lake State Park is popular for water sports, especialy the water skier and fisherman. Unity Lake State Park is located in the high desert 50 miles E of John Day, OR.
Valley of the Rogue State Park has 3 mi. of shoreline on the Rogue River, with a self-guided interpretive walking trail that you can stroll along the river's edge. Valley of the Rogue State Park is located 12 miles E of Grants Pass, OR.
Viento State Park Columbia River provides easy access to the Columbia River and some of the best windsurfing in the Gorge. There is a 1 mi. trail from Viento to Starvation Creek that takes you along a section of the Historic Columbia River Highway, great for hiking, there has been no auto traffic on this section of the Columbia River Highway for more than 50 years. Viento State Park is located 8 miles W of Hood River, OR.
W. B. Nelson State Park has a small freshwater lake for fishing bass and stocked pan-sized trout. W. B. Nelson State Park is located 1 mi. E of Waldport, OR.
Wallowa Lake State Park has a popular fishing and boating lake and is where you can enjoy hiking wilderness trails and horseback riding. Nearby there is a tramway to the top of one of the mountains (rise of 4,000'). Wallowa Lake State Park is located 6 miles S of Joseph, OR.
Whale Watching Center provides exhibits on the history and behaviors of whales, a free theater showing whale movies, and is home to the Whale Watching Spoken Here program. The Whale Watching Center is dedicated to sharing information about whales. Whale Watching Center is located along the seawall in Depoe Bay, OR.
White River Falls State Park offers excellent viewpoints of the White River falls. The park is popular for hiking and fishing. There is a quarter-mile trail that leads hikers down the canyon to the historic hydroelectric power plant at the base of the falls.
Willamette Mission State Park occupies land where the first mission for American Indians was founded in 1834. There is a monument that provides information on this settlement. The original mission buildings are represented by framed outlines called ghost structures. Some of Willamette Mission's 1,680 acres hold filbert and walnut orchards and the nation's largest black cottonwood is in the park. The Mission Lake and the Willamette River in the park is popular among boaters and fisherman. There are 8 mi. of trails and are areas set aside for volleyball, horse shoes and softball. Willamette Mission State Park is located 8 mi. N of Salem, OR.
Willamette Stone State Park is a heritage site that is the starting point (called a meridian) for all the land surveyed west of the Cascade Mountains in both Oregon and Washington. There is historical markers and signs. Willamette Stone State Park is located 4 miles W of downtown Portland, OR.
William M. Tugman State Park sits on the shoreline of Eel Lake. A trail around the south end of the lake allows hikers to explore the lakes and many inlets. Eel Lake offers fishing, canoeing, sailing and boating activities. William M. Tugman State Park on Oregon's south coast is located 8 miles S of Reedsport, OR.
Winchuck State Park is a recreation site that provides access to the Winchuck River and ocean beach for fishing, clamming, and observing marine life. Winchuck State Park is located 5 mi. south of Brookings, OR.
Wolf Creek Inn State Park is a heritage site that presents the Wolf Creek Inn, built around 1883. The Inn is preserved in its original state. The Wolf Creek Inn is the oldest continuously operated hotel in the Pacific Northwest, land isted in the National Register of Historic Places. Wolf Creek Inn State Park is located 20 miles N of Grants Pass, OR.
Wygant State Park is a natural area thst offers Wygant trail, an ideal trail for backpackers who want seclusion. Wygant trail travels through a dense forest hillside along a creek. Wygant State Park is located 7 mi. W of Hood River, OR.
Yachats Ocean Road State Park exposes one of the most scenic viewpoints on the Oregon coast and is where you can enjoy the beach, tidepools, blowholes and whale watching. Yachats Ocean Road State Park is located in Yachats, OR.
Yachats State Park is a recreation area popular for salmon fishing, tidepools and provides a great view of the Yachats river as it meets the Pacific Ocean. Yachats State Park is located in Yachats.
Yaquina Bay State Park is a recreation site that has a historic lighthouse. The lighthouse later used as a Coast Guard Lifeboat Station has been restored and is open to the public. Yaquina Bay State Park and Recreation Site is located in Newport, OR.
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