Oregon Natural Park Wonders

National and State Wonders Found in the Beaver State:

Oregon, known for its 1,932 feet deep volcanic Crater Lake (the deepest lake in the U.S.) as well as dormant volcano Mount Hood, is home to rocky ocean coasts, acres and acres of forested land, mountain peaks, and numerous rivers (including the Columbia, Snake, and Willamette).

Let us be your guide to discovering these natural wonders. Follow the links below to obtain more information, insider tips, and pictures, as well as ideas for where to stay when visiting.

Oregon Welcome Sign National Parks:

  • Crater Lake National Park
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    National Monuments:
  • Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. Established: 2000. [Official Site]
  • John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. Established: 1974. [Official Site]
  • Oregon Caves National Monument. Established: 1909. [Official Site]
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    National Scenic Trails:
  • Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail [Official Site]
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    Crater Lake National Park National Recreation Trails:
  • Badger Creek Trail
  • Boundary Trail
  • Crane Mountain National Recreation Trail
  • Fall Creek Trail
  • Fremont National Recreation Trail
  • Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail
  • McKenzie River Trail
  • Metolius-Windiogo Trail
  • North Fork John Day Trail
  • Old Growth Ridge Trail
  • Oregon High Desert Trail
  • Peter Skene Ogden Trail
  • Ridgeline Trail
  • Rogue River Trail
  • Row River Trail
  • Saint Perpetua National Recreation Trail
  • Salmon River Trail
  • Tahkenitch Dunes National Recreation Trail
  • Upper Rogue River Trail
  • Western Rim/Summit Ridge Trail
  • Wildwood Trail
  • Woodpecker Loop Trail
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    National Recreation Areas:
  • Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. Location: northeast Oregon and western Idaho, home to the deepest river gorge in North American, and administered by the Forest Service as part of the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. [Official Site]
  • Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Location southwest Oregon (coast), adjoining Honeyman State Park, and administered by the Forest Service as part of the Siuslaw National Forest. [Official Site]
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    Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Oregon National Scenic Areas:
  • Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area [Official Site]
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    National Forests:
  • Deschutes National Forest. Location: Bend, Oregon. [Official Site]
  • Fremont-Winema National Forest. Location: Lakeview, Oregon. [Official Site]
  • Klamath National Forest. Location: Yreka, California (as well as Oregon). [Official Site]
  • Malheur National Forest. Location: John Day, Oregon. [Official Site]
  • Mount Hood National Forest. Location: Sandy, Oregon. [Official Site]
  • Ochoco National Forest. Location: Prineville, Oregon. [Official Site]
  • Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest. Location: Medford, Oregon (as well as California). [Official Site]
  • Siuslaw National Forest. Location: Corvallis, Oregon. [Official Site]
  • Umatilla National Forest. Location: Pendleton, Oregon (as well as Washington). [Official Site]
  • Umpqua National Forest. Location: Roseburg, Oregon. [Official Site]
  • Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. Location: Baker City, Oregon (as well as Idaho). [Official Site]
  • Willamette National Forest. Location: Springfield, Oregon. [Official Site]
  • Willamette National Forest

     

    National Grasslands:
  • Crooked River National Grassland [Official Site]
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    National Wildlife Refuges:
  • Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge
  • Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge
  • Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge
  • Bear Valley National Wildlife Refuge
  • Cape Meares National Wildlife Refuge
  • Cold Springs National Wildlife Refuge
  • Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge
  • Klamath Marsh National Wildlife Refuge
  • Malheur National Wildlife Refuge
  • McKay Creek National Wildlife Refuge
  • Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge
  • Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge
  • Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge
  • Three Arch Rocks National Wildlife Refuge
  • Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge
  • Upper Klamath National Wildlife Refuge
  • William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge
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    John Day Fossil Beds National Monument National Wilderness Areas:
  • Badger Creek Wilderness
  • Black Canyon Wilderness
  • Boulder Creek Wilderness
  • Bridge Creek Wilderness
  • Bull of the Woods Wilderness
  • Clackamas Wilderness
  • Copper Salmon Wilderness
  • Cummins Creek Wilderness
  • Diamond Peak Wilderness
  • Drift Creek Wilderness
  • Eagle Cap Wilderness
  • Gearhart Mountain Wilderness
  • Grassy Knob Wilderness
  • Hells Canyon Wilderness
  • Kalmiopsis Wilderness
  • Lower White River Wilderness
  • Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness
  • Menagerie Wilderness
  • Middle Santiam Wilderness
  • Mill Creek Wilderness
  • Monument Rock Wilderness
  • Mount Hood Wilderness
  • Mount Jefferson Wilderness
  • Mount Thielsen Wilderness
  • Mount Washington Wilderness
  • Mountain Lakes Wilderness
  • Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway
  • North Fork John Day Wilderness
  • North Fork Umatilla Wilderness
  • Opal Creek Wilderness
  • Oregon Badlands Wilderness
  • Oregon Islands Wilderness
  • Red Buttes Wilderness
  • Roaring River Wilderness
  • Rock Creek Wilderness
  • Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness
  • Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness
  • Sky Lakes Wilderness
  • Soda Mountain Wilderness
  • Spring Basin Wilderness
  • Steens Mountain Wilderness
  • Strawberry Mountain Wilderness
  • Table Rock Wilderness
  • Three Arch Rocks Wilderness
  • Three Sisters Wilderness
  • Waldo Lake Wilderness
  • Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness
  • Wild Rogue Wilderness
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    Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway National Scenic Roads and Byways:
  • Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway
  • Hells Canyon Scenic Byway
  • Historic Columbia River Highway
  • McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass Scenic Byway
  • Mt. Hood Scenic Byway
  • Outback Scenic Byway
  • Pacific Coast Scenic Byway
  • Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway
  • Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway
  • West Cascades Scenic Byway
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    Oregon State Parks, Campgrounds, Recreational Areas:
  • Agate Beach State Recreation Site
  • Ainsworth State Park
  • Alderwood State Wayside
  • Alfred A. Loeb State Park
  • Alsea Bay Historic Interpretive Center
  • Arcadia Beach State Recreation Site
  • Bald Peak State Scenic Viewpoint
  • Bandon State Natural Area
  • Banks-Vernonia State Trail
  • Battle Mountain Forest State Scenic Corridor
  • Beachside State Recreation Site
  • Benson State Recreation Area
  • Beverly Beach State Park
  • Blue Mountain Forest State Scenic Corridor
  • Bob Straub State Park
  • Boiler Bay State Scenic Viewpoint
  • Bolon Island Tideways State Scenic Corridor
  • Bonnie Lure State Recreation Area
  • Ecola State Park
  • Booth State Scenic Corridor
  • Bradley State Scenic Viewpoint
  • Bridal Veil Falls State Scenic Viewpoint
  • Bullards Beach State Park
  • Cape Arago State Park
  • Cape Blanco State Park
  • Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area
  • Cape Lookout State Park
  • Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint
  • Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor
  • Carl G. Washburne Memorial State Park
  • Cascadia State Park
  • Casey State Recreation Site
  • Catherine Creek State Park
  • Champoeg State Heritage Area
  • Chandler State Wayside
  • Cline Falls State Scenic Viewpoint
  • Clyde Holliday State Recreation Site
  • Collier Memorial State Park
  • Coquille Myrtle Grove State Natural Site
  • Crissey Field State Recreation Site
  • Crown Point State Scenic Corridor
  • D River State Recreation Site
  • Dabney State Recreation Area
  • Darlingtonia State Natural Site
  • Del Rey Beach State Recreation Site
  • Deschutes River State Recreation Area
  • Detroit Lake State Recreation Area
  • Devils Lake State Recreation Area
  • Devils Punch Bowl State Natural Area
  • Dexter State Recreation Site
  • Driftwood Beach State Recreation Site
  • Fort Rock State Natural Area
  • Ecola State Park
  • Elijah Bristow State Park
  • Ellmaker State Wayside
  • Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area
  • Erratic Rock State Natural Site
  • Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint
  • Fall Creek State Recreation Area
  • Farewell Bend State Recreation Area
  • Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area
  • Fort Rock State Natural Area
  • Frenchglen Hotel State Heritage Site
  • Ft. Stevens State Park
  • Geisel Monument State Heritage Site
  • George W. Joseph State Natural Area
  • Gleneden Beach State Recreation Site
  • Golden and Silver Falls State Natural Area
  • Goose Lake State Recreation Area
  • Governor Patterson Memorial State Recreation Site
  • Guy W. Talbot State Park
  • H.B. Van Duzer Forest State Scenic Corridor
  • Harris Beach State Park
  • Hat Rock State Park
  • Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Viewpoint
  • Heritage Landing
  • Hilgard Junction State Recreation Area
  • Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail
  • Hoffman Memorial State Wayside
  • Holman State Wayside
  • Hug Point State Recreation Site
  • Humbug Mountain State Park
  • Illinois River Forks State Park
  • Painted Hills State Park
  • Jackson F. Kimball State Recreation Site
  • Jasper Point
  • Jasper State Recreation Site
  • Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park
  • John B. Yeon State Scenic Corridor
  • Joseph H. Stewart State Recreation Area
  • Kam Wah Chung State Heritage Site
  • Koberg Beach State Recreation Site
  • La Pine State Park
  • Lake Owyhee State Park
  • Lewis and Clark State Recreation Site
  • Lost Creek State Recreation Site
  • Lowell State Recreation Site
  • Manhattan Beach State Recreation Site
  • Maples Rest Area
  • Mary S. Young State Recreation Area
  • Maud Williamson State Recreation Site
  • Mayer State Park
  • McVay Rock State Recreation Site
  • Memaloose State Park
  • Milo McIver State Park
  • Minam State Recreation Area
  • Molalla River State Park
  • Mongold (Detroit Lake)
  • Munson Creek State Natural Area
  • Muriel O. Ponsler Memorial State Scenic Viewpoint
  • Nehalem Bay State Park
  • Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint
  • Neskowin Beach State Recreation Site
  • North Santiam State Recreation Area
  • OC&E Woods Line State Trail
  • Oceanside Beach State Recreation Site
  • Officers' Inn Bed and Breakfast (Fort Stevens)
  • Ona Beach State Park
  • Ontario State Recreation Site
  • Oswald West State Park
  • Otter Crest State Scenic Viewpoint
  • Otter Point State Recreation Site
  • Smith Rock State Park
  • Painted Hills State Park
  • Paradise Point State Recreation Site
  • Peter Skene Ogden State Scenic Viewpoint
  • Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint
  • Pistol River State Scenic Viewpoint
  • Port Orford Heads State Park
  • Portland Women's Forum State Scenic Viewpoint
  • Prineville Reservoir State Park
  • Prospect State Scenic Viewpoint
  • Red Bridge State Wayside
  • Roads End State Recreation Site
  • Rooster Rock State Park
  • Saddle Mountain State Natural Area
  • Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor
  • Sarah Helmick State Recreation Site
  • Seal Rock State Recreation Site
  • Seneca Fouts Memorial State Natural Area
  • Seven Devils State Recreation Site
  • Shepperds Dell State Natural Area
  • Shore Acres State Park
  • Silver Falls State Park
  • Smelt Sands State Recreation Site
  • Smith Rock State Park
  • South Beach State Park
  • South Jetty (South Beach)
  • Starvation Creek State Park
  • Stonefield Beach State Recreation Site
  • North Umpqua River, Oregon
  • Succor Creek State Natural Area
  • Sumpter Valley Dredge State Heritage Area
  • Sunset Bay State Park
  • The Cove Palisades State Park
  • Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site
  • Tou Velle State Recreation Site
  • Tryon Creek State Natural Area
  • Tub Springs State Wayside
  • Tumalo State Park
  • Ukiah-Dale Forest State Scenic Corridor
  • Umpqua Lighthouse State Park
  • Unity Forest State Scenic Corridor
  • Unity Lake State Recreation Site
  • Valley of the Rogue State Park
  • Viento State Park
  • Vinzenz Lausmann Memorial State Natural Area
  • W. B. Nelson State Recreation Site
  • Wallowa Lake Highway Forest State Scenic Corridor
  • Wallowa Lake State Park
  • Wallowa River Rest Area
  • Washburne State Wayside
  • White River Falls State Park
  • Willamette Mission State Park
  • William M. Tugman State Park
  • Winchuck State Recreation Site
  • Wolf Creek Inn State Heritage Site
  • Wygant State Natural Area
  • Yachats Ocean Road State Natural Site
  • Yachats State Recreation Area
  • Yaquina Bay State Recreation Site
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    Mount Hood, Oregon State Scenic Roads and Byways:
  • Blue Mountain Scenic Byway
  • Charleston-Bandon Loop Tour Route
  • Christmas Valley Back Country Byway
  • Cottage Grove Covered Bridge Tour Route
  • Cow Creek Tour Route
  • Diamond Loop Back Country Byway
  • East Steens Tour Route
  • Elkhorn Scenic Byway
  • Emigrant Trail
  • Galice to Hellgate Back Country Byway
  • Grande Tour Route
  • Grave Creek to Marial Back Country Byway
  • High Desert Discovery Scenic Byway
  • Journey Through Time Scenic Byway
  • Lakeview to Steens Mountain Back Country Byway
  • Lower Crooked River Back Country Byway
  • Lower Deschutes River Back Country Byway
  • Myrtle Creek-Canyonville Tour Route
  • Nestucca River Back Country Byway
  • Over the Rivers - Through the Woods Scenic Byway
  • Quartzville Road Back Country Byway
  • Rogue-Coquille Scenic Byway
  • Silver Falls Tour Route
  • Snake River-Mormon Basin Back Country Byway
  • South Fork-Alsea River Back Country Byway
  • South Fork John Day River Back Country Byway
  • State of Jefferson Scenic Byway
  • Steens Loop Tour Route
  • Steens Mountain Back Country Byway