SISTERS STATE PARK
Sisters State Park is a breathtaking natural haven that offers an array of outdoor activities. The park boasts stunning landscapes characterized by towering pine trees and rugged mountain peaks including the Three Sisters Mountains from which it derives its name. It features numerous hiking trails winding through lush forests teeming with diverse wildlife species for nature enthusiasts to explore. Visitors can also enjoy camping under starlit skies or partake in thrilling adventures like rock climbing and horseback riding during their stay at this serene sanctuary nestled amidst pristine wilderness settings.
Located in the city of Sisters, Oregon, this natural haven was established as a state park by the State Parks and Recreation Department. The area is known for its stunning landscapes that include dense forests, clear streams and an abundance of wildlife.
The land where it now stands has been inhabited by Native American tribes such as Warm Springs long before European settlers arrived. These indigenous people used to hunt game animals like deer or elk within these lands while also gathering various plants for food and medicinal purposes.
In 1943, during World War II era when many parks were being developed across America under Franklin D Roosevelt's New Deal program; local residents donated around 32 acres to create what would become one of Oregon's most beloved outdoor spaces.
Over time additional parcels have been added increasing its size significantly with current estimates putting it at approximately over 1000 acres making it one among largest state parks in central part region.
Today visitors can enjoy numerous recreational activities including hiking on miles-long trails through old-growth forest areas filled with Douglas fir trees along scenic Whychus Creek which flows year-round providing habitat for native fish species like rainbow trout & bullhead catfish besides attracting birdwatchers who come here spotting different types avian fauna from bald eagles down tiny hummingbirds etc., camping facilities are available too plus picnic spots near water bodies offering panoramic views surrounding mountains especially Three Sister Peaks after whom town itself got named originally hence indirectly giving name our subject matter herein discussed i.e., aforementioned public recreation site managed ORPRD (Oregon Park & Recreational Dept.).