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Finley National Wildlife Refuge 'Bills Heaven' © C. Ammon Cheney
Breathtaking morning light.
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Finley National Wildlife Refuge
'Bills Heaven'
© Photo by C. Ammon Cheney salmonammongmail.com

Breathtaking morning light.

Bandon State Park
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Painted Hills State Park
'Painted Hill'
© Tom Miller

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Fogarty Creek State Park
© 2008 rick stasel - rstasel photography

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Crater Lake National Park
'Crater Lake - Wizard Island'
© Copyright 2007-2010 Benjamin Prepelka All Rights Reserved

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Wizard Island seen here from the Watchman Overlook.

Painted Hills State Park
'Painted Hills'
© Tom Miller

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Smith Rock State Park
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Mount Hood National Forest
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Siuslaw National Forest
'Thors wrath'
© Copyright 2011 Damon D. Edwards

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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.

Fogarty Creek State Park
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Cape Arago State Park
'Cape Aragos'
© 2009 Dima Barashkov. All rights reserved.

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Boiler Bay State Park
'boiler bay'
© Lesli Dawn Stok

Oregon's Mt. Hood and the Gorge Region Parks


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National Forest
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National Historic Site
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State Parks
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State Natural Areas

Parks in this region are near these Oregon Cities (click city name to see parks within 25 miles)
OREGON CITY
PORTLAND
GRESHAM
WEST LINN
HAPPY VALLEY
LAKE OSWEGO
CANBY
TROUTDALE
WILSONVILLE
CLACKAMAS
HOOD RIVER
SANDY
MOLALLA

Ainsworth State Park
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 Historic Highway 30, from Ainsworth to Crown Point to the west, you'll find the world's greatest concentration of high waterfalls ........more >
Benson State Park
Simon Benson was a lumber magnate, philanthropist, and one of the principal promoters of the Historic Columbia River Gorge Highway. Located one mile west of Multnomah Falls on I-84 at milepost 30 eastbound access only, picnickers love this park there's even a disc golf course and a reservable shelter ........more >
Bonneville State Scenic Corridor
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Bridal Veil Falls State Scenic Viewpoint
Bridal Veil Falls State Park is located near milepost 28 on the Historic Columbia River Scenic Highway and is accessed off I-84 at Exit 28. Travel west on the Historic Columbia River Highway about 3/4 of a mile to the entrance of Bridal Veil Falls State Park. The park offers a nice parking area, ........more >
Crown Point State Park
Millions of visitors driving from Portland through the Columbia River Gorge don't realize the full impact of its beauty until they come around the bend near Corbett at exit 22 and see the famous building on the top of the cliff to the right. This is Crown Point and the building is the Vista House. Just ........more >
Dabney State Park
The classic summer place, Dabney has been a popular cooling-off swimming and picnic spot for over 50 years. It's easy to see why when you visit. The lower, older part of the park at the west end features an asphalt trail leading down to a classic swimming hole. Large picnic tables and electric cooking ........more >
George W Joseph State Park
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 point on the trail, you've entered the enchanted forest of George Joseph State Park where sword fern, ........more >
Guy W Talbot State Park
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John B Yeon State Park
John B. Yeon Scenic Corridor honors a man who gave generously of his time and professional skills. He was one of the principal architects of the Historic Columbia River Highway US 30 a major portion of the scenic highway joins I-84 westbound at Yeon State Park. Here is a hiker's paradise with a gentle ........more >
Lang Forest State Park Wayside
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Lausmann State Park
The family of Vinzenz Lausmann gave 126 acres of rugged scenic land to the State of Oregon in his memory. This park adjoins two other state parks tract near Mitchell Point located about 5 miles west of Hood River on Interstate 84. A plaque honoring Mr. Lausmann is at the foot of the park, where a trail ........more >
Lewis and Clark State Park
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Lindsey Creek State Park
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McLoughlin House National Historic Site
He was known in Oregon City as the Doctor - a trained physician who once presided over British fur trade interests in a vast area stretching from California to Alaska. John McLoughlin, former Chief Factor at Fort Vancouver in the Oregon Country from 1825-1845, possessed both business acumen and compassion. ........more >
McLoughlin State Natural Area
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Milo McIver State Park
Situated along the scenic Clackamas River, McIver State Park is only 45 minutes away from Portland. This beautiful park provides a variety of outstanding recreational opportunities. Within this little-known gem, you can spend a day or a week exploring the river, forest and fields. River-lovers can ........more >
Molalla River State Park
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. This natural area sits at the confluence of the Willamette, Molalla and Pudding rivers. The floodplains ........more >
Mount Hood National Forest
Located twenty miles east of the city of Portland and the northern Willamette River valley, the Mt. Hood National Forest extends south from the strikingly beautiful Columbia River Gorge across more than sixty miles of forested mountains, lakes and streams to Olallie Scenic Area, a high lake basin under ........more >
Portland Womens Forum State Scenic Viewpoint
The view is absolutely breathtaking and its one of the best spots to soak in a view of one of the most beautiful places on earth the magnificent, awesome Columbia River Gorge. Any visit to the Gorge would be nearly perfect with Women's Forum as the starting place to a fun-filled day of adventure and ........more >
Rocky Butte State Park
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Rooster Rock State Park
Spring at Rooster Rock is where spring fever happens. Imagine the first warm, sunny days of spring where meadows of wild roses and the spicy scent of Oregon grape combine with an endless panorama of the Cascade mountains, blue sky and the deep blue waters of the Columbia River. During the first sunny ........more >
Seneca Fouts State Park
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 together at Mitchell Point also see Wygant and Vinzenz Lausmann.........more >
Shepperds Dell State Park
In 1915, a local dairy farmer named George Shepperd gave all that he had this tract of land to the City of Portland as a memorial to his wife. Today, thousands of visitors along the Historic Columbia River Highway visit this beautiful spot, with its roaring waterfall cascading down steep cliffs into ........more >
Sheridan Wayside State Park
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Starvation Creek State Park
Zooming down Interstate 84 eastbound, you might very well miss this tiny park. Nestled at the base of the sheer walls of the Columbia Gorge, Starvation Creek is much more than it appears. Recently re-opened after reconstruction of the aging and failing water system, Starvation Creek is a feast for the ........more >
Tryon Creek State Natural Area
The High Bridge connecting the North and West horse loops is closed to horses until further notice. The bridge remains open to hikers. Nearby state parks with riding areas include Milo McIver State Park and Willamette Mission State Park. Located only minutes from downtown Portland is Oregon's only ........more >
Viento State Park
Appropriately enough for a park in the blustery Columbia River Gorge, the park's name, pronounced vee-EN-toe, is Spanish for wind. Just an odd coincidence, actually. In this case, the Viento comes from the first letters of three railroad tycoons - Villard, Endicott, and Tollman -who put the first railroad ........more >
Willamette Stone State Park
Every bit of Oregon and the United States, for that matter, is divided into a grid. At several places across the nation, the government established a land survey starting point called a meridian and drew the grid lines from there. What is the Willamette Stone It's the starting point for all the land ........more >
Wygant State Park
The Wygant trail -- six miles west of Hood River -- was a gift to Oregon honoring the memory of the Wygant family. This park adjoins two other state parks near Mitchell Point 5 miles west of Hood River on Interstate 84. A trail strikes through the park in a dense, hilly wilderness area that was once ........more >
Ziba Dimmick State Park
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