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Finley National Wildlife Refuge
'Bills Heaven'
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Breathtaking morning light.

Mount Hood National Forest
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Fogarty Creek State Park
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Fogarty Creek State Park
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Smith Rock State Park
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Boiler Bay State Park
'boiler bay'
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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.

Cape Arago State Park
'Cape Aragos'
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Crater Lake National Park
'Crater Lake - Wizard Island'
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Wizard Island seen here from the Watchman Overlook.

Oregon's Willamette Valley Region Parks


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State Forests
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State Fish Hatcherys
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National Forest
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National Wildlife Refuges
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State Parks
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Parks in this region are near these Oregon Cities (click city name to see parks within 25 miles)
SALEM
EUGENE
CORVALLIS
SPRINGFIELD
ALBANY
WOODBURN
LEBANON
DALLAS
COTTAGE GROVE

Adair Tract State Forest
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Alderwood State Park
A forested tract along Hwy 36 west of Junction City. There's a picnic area and short trail along the Long Tom River. Bring a lunch and relax........more >
Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge
Oregon's Willamette Valley was once a rich mix of wildlife habitats. Valley wetlands were once extensive, with meandering stream channels and vast seasonal marshes. Today, the valley is a mix of farmland and growing cities, with few areas remaining for wildlife. Ankeny Refuge was created to provide ........more >
Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge
Oregon's Willamette Valley was once a rich mix of wildlife habitats. Valley wetlands were once extensive, with meandering stream channels and vast seasonal marshes. Today, the valley is a mix of farmland and growing cities, with few areas remaining for wildlife. The 2,492 acre Baskett Slough National ........more >
Bowers Rocks State Park
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Carl G Washburne Memorial State Park
Washburne is located on the east side of Highway 101 with a buffer of native plants between you and the highway. The campsites are spacious. There are several trails of varying difficulty leading from the campsites to the beach, wildlife viewing areas, and second-growth forests. A walking trail leads ........more >
Cascadia State Park
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 campsites, making this a great spot for an intimate getaway. The campground and east picnic area are open May 1-September 30. The west picnic area is open year-round. A ........more >
Champoeg State Park
Situated on the south bank of the scenic Willamette River, Champoeg's acres of forest, fields, and wetlands recreate the landscape of a bygone era. Tour the park's visitor center, Newell House, and Pioneer Mothers Log Cabin museums to discover pioneer life at Champoeg. Take a guided walk to learn what ........more >
Darlington State Park
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 system. This 18-acre botanical park provides parking and a boardwalk trail out into a fen that is ........more >
Detroit Lake State Park
Mongold Day Use area is 1.5 miles west of Detroit Lake State Park. Its the only public boat launch facility on the lake featuring a swimming area, grass beach, picnic facilities and restrooms. Mongold is a year-round fee area. Mongold has 58 single car parking spaces and three fully-accessible parking ........more >
Devils Elbow State Park
Heceta Head State Park which includes Devils Elbow State Park is located in a cove at the mouth of Cape Creek. There are picnic tables sheltered from the wind and a great view of the ocean. A short trail leads to the historic Heceta Head lighthouse and lighthouse keeper's house. A recently-completed ........more >
Fall Creek National Recreation Trail
The Fall Creek Trail is designated as a National Recreation Trail. As a Hiker Only route, it follows Fall Creek for most of the route, allowing the hiker to enjoy the cool valley air and observing the mix of riparian streamside vegetation. Just east of Bedrock Campground, the trail climbs up slope around ........more >
Fall Creek State Fish Hatchery
Visitor facilities are very limited, but it's still worth a stop while traveling through the area. This hatchery is located in the scenic Deschutes National Forest close to major recreation sites and facilities. Fall River is just 12 miles long, but offers excellent fly fishing.........more >
Finley National Wildlife Refuge
William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge was created to provide vital wintering habitat for dusky Canada geese. Unlike other Canada geese, duskies have limited summer and winter ranges. They nest on Alaska's Copper River Delta, and winter almost exclusively in the Willamette Valley. Habitat loss, ........more >
Helmick State Park
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Howard J Morton Memorial State Park
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J E Harris State Park
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Jessie M Honeyman Memorial State Park
Situated half way up the Oregon coast and three miles south of Florence on scenic Highway 101 is the second largest overnight camp in the state. There are two miles of sand dunes between the park and the ocean. Two natural freshwater lakes are within the park. Cleawox -- which is great for swimming ........more >
McDonald State Forest
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McKenzie River National Recreational Trail
The McKenzie River Trail closely follows the McKenzie River, a scenic whitewater river originating in the high Cascade Mountains. The trail crosses over several tributaries of the McKenzie River via log bridges. The lower sections of the trail pass through 600 year old Douglas-fir forests, while upper ........more >
Neptune State Park
Benches set on a cliff above the beach give you an excellent view of Cumming Creek, wildlife and the rock-pounding waves. From this location, you can watch for whales, see a variety of birds, sea lions and the occasional deer in the creek. The creek is also a great place to look for agates. At low tide ........more >
Oregon Island National Wildlife Refuge Oregon Islands Wilderness
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Perkins Peninsula State Park
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Ponsler State Park
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.........more >
Richardson Point State Park
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Roaring River State Fish Hatchery
At the hatchery Roaring River Hatchery has an outdoor display board and interpretive signing on the hatchery ponds. Rainbow trout weighing up to 15 pounds each are a popular viewing feature.........more >
Santiam State Forest
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. North Santiam State Park is an undisturbed day-use area with drinking fountain and restroom facilities. Picnic tables dot the grass, making ........more >
Silver Falls State Park
Nestled in the lower elevation of Oregon's Cascade Mountains lies a temperate rain forest. It's here that the Trail of Ten Falls/Canyon Trail 770k Acrobat required to view map can be found. The Canyon Trail and the falls descend to a forest floor covered with ferns, mosses, and wildflowers. You will ........more >
Sodaville Springs State Park
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Willamette Mission State Park
Willamette Mission is one of the most significant and beautiful historic sites in the Willamette Valley. The park occupies land where the first mission for American Indians was founded in 1834 by the Reverend Jason Lee. Members of the Methodist Mission were later active in the formation of Oregon government. ........more >
Willamette National Forest
Located in Oregon, lies the Willamette National Forest. The forest stretches for 110 miles 177,023 kilometers along the western slopes of the Cascades. The Forest is 1.6 million acres 682,343 hectares in size and extends from the Mt. Jefferson area east of Salem to the Calapooya Mountains northeast ........more >
William Finley National Wildlife Refuge
William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge was created to provide vital wintering habitat for dusky Canada geese. Unlike other Canada geese, duskies have limited summer and winter ranges. They nest on Alaska's Copper River Delta, and winter almost exclusively in the Willamette Valley. Habitat loss, ........more >
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