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Cape Arago State Park
'Cape Aragos'
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Bandon State Park
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Painted Hills State Park
'Painted Hills'
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Painted Hills State Park
'Painted Hill'
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Fogarty Creek State Park
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Fogarty Creek State Park
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Finley National Wildlife Refuge
'Bills Heaven'
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Breathtaking morning light.

Smith Rock State Park
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Boiler Bay State Park
'boiler bay'
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Mount Hood National Forest
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Crater Lake National Park
'Crater Lake - Wizard Island'
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Wizard Island seen here from the Watchman Overlook.

Siuslaw National Forest
'Thors wrath'
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Witness the awe and power of this natural phenomenon, known to the locals as Thors Well. This massive hole embedded in the porous volcanic rock near the coast of central Oregon swells with sea water during high tides and drains below with immense speed. Formed over hundreds of years, this dangerous yet beautiful spectacle shows off the Pacific Oceans never-ending ability carve and shape the land.

Oregon's Central & Eastern Region Parks


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National Recreation Area
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State Parks
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locales
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State Fish Hatchery
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flats
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State Wildlife Area
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trails
9
National Forests
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National Wildlife Refuges

Parks in this region are near these Oregon Cities (click city name to see parks within 25 miles)
BEND
REDMOND
HERMISTON
PENDLETON
THE DALLES
ONTARIO
PRINEVILLE
LA GRANDE

Battle Mountain State Park
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 habitat for all kinds of wildlife. The name commemorates one of the last battles between native Americans ........more >
Catherine Creek State Park
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 peaceful setting for outdoor activities. Camp in the campground next to Catherine Creek and enjoy the ........more >
Chandler State Park
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 tables, drinking water, flush toilets, and access to Crooked Creek, home to rainbow trout and crayfish.........more >
Cline Falls State Park
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 provides fishing access to the river.........more >
Clyde Holiday State Park
Think of Clyde Holliday State Recreation Site as an oasis. Its tall, willowy cottonwood trees provide shade and serenity. Each campsite is clothed with a variety of trees and other plants to give you that private, secluded feeling. The park borders the beautiful John Day River and is surrounded on all ........more >
Cold Springs National Wildlife Refuge
In the arid but seasonally-cold desert of northeastern Oregon, an oasis for wildlife has appeared where water and desert mingle. The 3,117 acre Cold Springs Refuge consists of rich and diverse wetland habitats surrounded by upland habitat of big sagebrush and native steppe grasses. A riparian component ........more >
Corbett Memorial State Park
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Crane Mountain National Recreation Trail
This trail, located east of Lakeview, Oregon, is 36 miles in length. It connects into the Fremont National Recreation Trail at the South Fork Crooked Creek Trailhead. The Crane Mountain Trail offers many scenic vistas and diverse environments as it traverses the slopes and summit of rugged Crane Mountain, ........more >
Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge
Nestled in the rolling sagebrush hills of southwest Idaho, the watery oasis at Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge provides an important breeding area for birds and mammals, as well as other wildlife. The refuge is also a significant resting and wintering area for birds migrating along the Pacific Flyway, ........more >
Deschutes National Forest
Located in Central Oregon, the Deschutes National Forest extends for about 100 miles along the east side of the Cascade Mountains, encompassing more than 1.6 million acres, encompassing more than 1.6 million acres. Enjoy a scenic backdrop of volcanic mountains that form the crest of the Cascade Mountains, ........more >
Emigrant Spring State Park
Perched near the summit of the Blue Mountains, Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area offers visitors an opportunity to camp and explore a popular pioneer stop over along the Oregon Trail. The park is nestled in an old-growth forest. Camp in the campground, or bring your horse and camp in the reservable ........more >
Farewell Bend State Park
Historic Farewell Bend State Recreation Area, located on the Oregon/Idaho border north of Ontario, offers a beautiful desert experience on the banks of the Snake Rivers Brownlee Reservoir. Pioneers on the Oregon Trail took a final rest here before leaving the Snake River to travel wearily inland on ........more >
Fort Rock State Park
Like a desert mirage, this monolith rises huge out of the barren, immense flatness of Oregons high desert. An enormous near-circle of towering jagged rock walls make it seem like a fort. Hike around and you'll soon realize it's even bigger than it looks It's an old shield volcano set in what was a shallow ........more >
Fremont National Forest
If you are interested in getting away from it all, you may wish to visit the Fremont-Winema National Forests in Southern Oregon. Administratively combined in 2002, the Fremont-Winema National Forests offer 2.3 million acres to explore The heavily timbered western portion of the forests is bordered by ........more >
Hat Rock State Park
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 landmark passed by the Lewis and Clark Expedition on their journey down the Columbia, and is one of the few ........more >
Headquarters Malheur National Wildlife Refuge
Malheur Refuge is located in the southeastern corner of Oregon in a geographic region known as the Northern Great Basin. The refuge is shaped like a lopsided T and spans an area 40 miles long and 39 miles wide. Over 187,000 acres of wetlands, riparian areas, meadows, and uplands are managed by the refuge. Refuge ........more >
Hells Canyon National Recreation Area
Welcome to the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area managed by the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. Hugging the borders of northeastern Oregon and western Idaho, this national showcase holds 652,488 acres of beauty and adventure, where you can let your senses run as wild as the landscape. The deepest ........more >
Hilgard Junction State Park
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 amongst the cottonwood and ponderosa pine. The Grande Ronde River flows through the park, enticing anglers, rafters and swimmers. Beaver, ........more >
J S Burres State Park
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John Day Fossil Beds State Park
John Day, a Virginian, came to Oregon in 1812 with the Overland Expedition of the Pacific Fur Company Astorians. John Day traveled primarily in Northern Oregon, and a river was named for him due to an incident near the mouth along the Columbia River, where John Day was robbed by American Indians. Other ........more >
Lake Owyhee State Park
Lake Owyhee State Park lies next to a 53-mile-long lake formed by Owyhee Dam. Breathtaking views of the Owyhee Mountains await. A boat trip up the lake we sell fuel, ice, and food to help you stock up from the park is one of the many not-to-be-missed experiences in eastern Oregon. Look closely Bighorn ........more >
Lava River Caves State Park
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Malheur National Forest
In the Blue Mountains of Eastern Oregon lies the 1.46-million acre Malheur National Forest, a place of dramatic landscape and scenery Solitude, tranquility, and beauty abound in this Forest where there is no fast lane. On over 200 miles of trails, you can walk through forests of pine and fir, climb ........more >
Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters
Malheur Refuge is located in the southeastern corner of Oregon in a geographic region known as the Northern Great Basin. The refuge is shaped like a lopsided T and spans an area 40 miles long and 39 miles wide. Over 187,000 acres of habitat which includes wetlands, riparian areas, meadows, and uplands ........more >
Mayer State Park
f you need an open invitation to go explore a peaceful tree-lined lake in the summertime, consider yourself invited. Go see lower Mayer State Park from the top of Rowena Crest and soak in a view of the most beautiful lake around. Both are actually within Mayer State Park, but few people know that. From ........more >
McKay Creek National Wildlife Refuge
Nestled between the plains and the Blue Mountains of eastern Oregon, McKay Creek National Wildlife Refuge offers habitat for rare and endangered species and is a haven for breeding and migratory birds. The lack of other local wetland habitats elevates the importance of this refuge as a home to a variety ........more >
Memaloose State Park
The Chinook Indian tribes of the Columbia Gorge used to lay the bones of their dead on open pyres on Memaloose Island in the middle of the Columbia River near The Dalles. A granite monument visible from Memaloose State Park campground marks the resting place where a local pioneer named Victor Trevitt ........more >
Ochoco Lake State Park
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Ochoco National Forest
The Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests along with the Crooked River National Grassland encompass just over 2.5 million acres of Central Oregon. These public lands extend about 100 miles along the east side of the Cascade Mountains crest and eastward into the Ochoco Mountains. They are rich in human ........more >
Ochoco National Forest Supervisor Headquarters
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Ochoco Wayside State Park
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Ontario State Park
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 visitors stopping to boat, fish, swim or picnic for the day. Majestic cottonwood trees, sumac and fragrant ........more >
Painted Hills State Park
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Peter Skene Ogden State Park
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........more >
Pilot Butte State Park
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 at the top, get ready for a grand panoramic view of the high desert. To the west at sunset, the ........more >
Prineville Reservoir State Park
Need a place to play Where you can enjoy nature viewing at its finest This is a place where those weary of hectic schedules and jangling telephones can find peace, a place where life can be pondered from a different and unique perspective. Most of all, a place carefully designed and maintained for people ........more >
R A Booth Memorial State Park
Picnic under a stand of old-growth ponderosa pine. You'll find all the conveniences picnic tables, drinking water and modern restrooms. The mixed forest which borders the highway through an area the locals call Drews Gap, is especially colorful in the fall thanks to stands of quaking aspen. Keep ........more >
Red Bridge State Park
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 ponderosa pine and cottonwoods. Uncrowded, quiet summer evenings greet campers and day-users alike. Enjoy ........more >
Robert W Sawyer State Park
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Siskiyou National Forest
Located in southwestern Oregon, along the California/Oregon state line, the Forest ranges from the crest of the Cascades Mountains west into the Siskiyou Mountains, nearly to the Pacific Ocean. The Forest covers almost 1.8 million acres portions of the Applegate and Illinois River drainage's extend ........more >
Sisters State Park
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Smith Rock State Park
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 also offer miles of hiking and mountain biking trails. Along your trip through the canyon, you might ........more >
Summer Lake State Wildlife Area
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The Cove Palisades State Park
The Cove Palisades State Park is a year-round recreational destination for the entire family. Located in our high desert region, the weather is sunny and warm in the summer months and chilly but generally mild in the winter. The park is situated among towering cliffs that surround beautiful Lake Billy ........more >
Tumalo State Park
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 grocery store, but far enough away to escape the commotion. Its location makes it an ideal stepping stone ........more >
Umatilla National Forest
Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge, was established in 1969 for wildlife habitat lost to flooding caused by the construction of the John Day Lock and Dam. The 25,347 acre refuge, located in the arid Columbia Basin of northeast Oregon and southeast Washington astride the Columbia River, includes open ........more >
Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge
Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge, was established in 1969 for wildlife habitat lost to flooding caused by the construction of the John Day Lock and Dam. The 25,347 acre refuge, located in the arid Columbia Basin of northeast Oregon and southeast Washington astride the Columbia River, includes ........more >
Unity Lake State Park
The high desert surroundings of this park offer a unique experience to its guests. The fragrant smell of juniper lingers in the air and thrills the senses. The cool grass of the park is a vibrant contrast to the sagebrush and cheatgrass of the bordering lands. The Burnt River comes to rest behind the ........more >
Wallowa Lake Highway Forest State Scenic Corridor
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 the road and is frequented by deer, elk and bear. The slopes of the canyon are forested primarily with ........more >
Wallowa Lake State Park
With a campground surrounded on three sides by 9,000' tall snow-capped mountains and a large, clear lake, this is the area for you. The lake is a popular fishing and boating site. Around the Wallowa Lake area, you can enjoy hiking wilderness trails, horseback riding, bumper boats, canoeing, miniature ........more >
Wallowa National Forest
The Wallowa -Whitman National Forest contains 2.3 million acres ranging in elevation from 875 feet in Hells Canyon, to 9845 feet in the Eagle Cap Wilderness. Our varied forests are managed as sustainable ecosystems providing clean water, wildlife habitat and valuable forest products. And, for things ........more >
Wallowa Whitman National Forest
The Wallowa -Whitman National Forest contains 2.3 million acres ranging in elevation from 875 feet in Hells Canyon, to 9845 feet in the Eagle Cap Wilderness. Our varied forests are managed as sustainable ecosystems providing clean water, wildlife habitat and valuable forest products. And, for things ........more >
Wallowa-Whitman National Forest Supervisor Headquarters
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Western Rim National Recreation Trail
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Whitman National Forest
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Wizard Falls State Fish Hatchery
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