List of Oregon state parks

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Crown Point and Vista House, taken from Portland Women's Forum viewpoint
A closeup of the Heceta Head Light tower.
Silver Falls
Smith Rock
Whale watching center at Depoe Bay
North of Cape Falcon in Oswald West State Park
Oswald West State Park's Smuggler Cove
Looking north from Cape Sebastian.

This is a list of state parks and other facilities managed by the State Parks and Recreation Department of the U.S. state of Oregon.

The variety of locales and amenities of the parks reflect the diverse geography of Oregon, including beaches, forests, lakes, rock pinnacles, and deserts. The state parks offer many outdoor recreation opportunities, such as overnight camping facilities, day hiking, fishing, boating, historic sites, and scenic rest stops and viewpoints.

Regions[edit]

The Parks and Recreation Department classifies its parks according to these regions:

State park name Type Region Park
website
Year
round[1]
Camping[2] Close to[3]
Goose Lake State Recreation Area Recreation Area Southern Oregon [1] - Yes Lakeview
Frenchglen Hotel State Heritage Site Heritage Site Eastern Oregon [2] - - Burns
Ontario State Recreation Site Recreation Site Eastern Oregon [3] - - Ontario
Farewell Bend State Recreation Area Recreation Area Eastern Oregon [4] Yes Yes Ontario
Kam Wah Chung State Heritage Site Heritage Site Eastern Oregon [5] - - John Day
Unity Forest State Scenic Corridor Scenic Corridor Eastern Oregon [6] - - John Day
Unity Lake State Recreation Site Recreation Site Eastern Oregon [7] - Yes John Day
Clyde Holliday State Recreation Site Recreation Site Eastern Oregon [8] - Yes John Day
Succor Creek State Natural Area Natural Area Eastern Oregon [9] - Yes Nyssa
Lake Owyhee State Park State Park Eastern Oregon [10] - Yes Nyssa
Catherine Creek State Park State Park Eastern Oregon [11] - Yes Union
Hat Rock State Park State Park Eastern Oregon [12] - - Umatilla
Hilgard Junction State Recreation Area Recreation Area Eastern Oregon [13] - Yes La Grande
Red Bridge State Wayside Wayside Eastern Oregon [14] - Yes La Grande
Ukiah–Dale Forest State Scenic Corridor Scenic Corridor Eastern Oregon [15] - Yes Ukiah
Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area Heritage Area Eastern Oregon [16] yes Yes Pendleton
Wallowa Lake Highway Forest State Scenic Corridor Scenic Corridor Eastern Oregon [17] - - Enterprise
Wallowa River Rest Area Rest Area Eastern Oregon [18] - - La Grande
Minam State Recreation Area Recreation Area Eastern Oregon [19] - Yes Elgin
Wallowa Lake State Recreation Area Recreation Area Eastern Oregon [20] Yes Yes Joseph
Iwetemlaykin State Heritage Site Heritage Site Eastern Oregon [21] Yes No Joseph
Casey State Recreation Site Recreation Site Southern Oregon [22] - - Medford
Prospect State Scenic Viewpoint Scenic Viewpoint Southern Oregon [23] - - Prospect
Joseph H. Stewart State Recreation Area Recreation Area Southern Oregon [24] - Yes Medford
The Cove Palisades State Park State Park Central Oregon [25] Yes Yes Madras
Jasper Point Campground Campground Central Oregon [26] - Yes Prineville
Prineville Reservoir State Park State Park Central Oregon [27] Yes Yes Prineville
Heritage Landing (Deschutes) Boat launch (across from Deschutes River SRA) Portland/Columbia Gorge [28] - - The Dalles
White River Falls State Park State Park Portland/Columbia Gorge [29] - - The Dalles
Deschutes River State Recreation Area Recreation Area Portland/Columbia Gorge [30] Yes Yes The Dalles
Cline Falls State Scenic Viewpoint Scenic Viewpoint Central Oregon [31] - - Redmond
Fort Rock State Natural Area Natural Area Central Oregon [32] - Yes Fort Rock
La Pine State Park State Park Central Oregon [33] Yes Yes La Pine
Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint Scenic Viewpoint Central Oregon [34] - - Bend
Tumalo State Park State Park Central Oregon [35] Yes Yes Bend
Peter Skene Ogden State Scenic Viewpoint Scenic Viewpoint Central Oregon [36] Yes - Redmond
Smith Rock State Park State Park Central Oregon [37] - Yes Redmond
Booth State Scenic Corridor Scenic Corridor Southern Oregon [38] - - Lakeview
Chandler State Wayside Wayside Southern Oregon [39] - - Lakeview
Geisel Monument State Heritage Site Heritage Site South Coast [40] - - Gold Beach
Humbug Mountain State Park State Park South Coast [41] Yes Yes Port Orford
Otter Point State Recreation Site Recreation Site South Coast [42] - - Gold Beach
Paradise Point State Recreation Site Recreation Site South Coast [43] - - Port Orford
Port Orford Heads State Park State Park South Coast [44] - - Port Orford
Cape Blanco State Park State Park South Coast [45] Yes Yes Port Orford
Bandon State Natural Area Natural Area South Coast [46] - - Bandon
Coquille Myrtle Grove State Natural Site Natural Site South Coast [47] - - Myrtle Point
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint Scenic Viewpoint South Coast [48] - - Bandon
Hoffman Memorial State Wayside Wayside South Coast [49] - - Myrtle Point
Seven Devils State Recreation Site Recreation Site South Coast [50] - - Bandon
Bullards Beach State Park State Park South Coast [51] Yes Yes Bandon
Alfred A. Loeb State Park State Park South Coast [52] Yes Yes Brookings
Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor Scenic Corridor South Coast [53] Yes - Gold Beach
Crissey Field State Recreation Site Recreation Site South Coast [54] - - Brookings
McVay Rock State Recreation Site Recreation Site South Coast [55] Yes - Brookings
Pistol River State Scenic Viewpoint Scenic Viewpoint South Coast [56] Yes - Gold Beach
Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor Scenic Corridor South Coast [57] Yes - Brookings
Winchuck State Recreation Site Recreation Site South Coast [58] yes - Brookings
Harris Beach State Recreation Area Recreation Area South Coast [59] Yes Yes Brookings
Alderwood State Wayside Wayside Willamette Valley [60] - - Junction City
Elijah Bristow State Park State Park Willamette Valley [61] - - Eugene
Washburne State Wayside Wayside Willamette Valley [62] Yes - Junction City
Maples Rest Area Rest Area Willamette Valley [63] Yes - Mill City
Mongold Day-Use Area Boat launch (part of Detroit Lake SRA) Willamette Valley [64] - - Detroit
North Santiam State Recreation Area Recreation Area Willamette Valley [65] Yes - Mill City
Detroit Lake State Recreation Area Recreation Area Willamette Valley [66] - Yes Detroit
Cape Arago State Park State Park South Coast [67] Yes - Coos Bay
Golden and Silver Falls State Natural Area Natural Area South Coast [68] Yes - Coos Bay
Shore Acres State Park State Park South Coast [69] Yes - Coos Bay
William M. Tugman State Park State Park South Coast [70] Yes Yes Reedsport
Sunset Bay State Park State Park South Coast [71] Yes Yes Coos Bay
Illinois River Forks State Park State Park Southern Oregon [72] - - Cave Junction
TouVelle State Recreation Site Recreation Site Southern Oregon [73] Yes - Medford
Tub Springs State Wayside Wayside Southern Oregon [74] - - Ashland
Wolf Creek Inn State Heritage Site Heritage Site Southern Oregon [75] Yes - Grants Pass
Valley of the Rogue State Recreation Area Recreation Area Southern Oregon [76] Yes Yes Grants Pass
Bald Peak State Scenic Viewpoint Scenic Viewpoint Portland/Columbia Gorge [77] - - Newberg
Molalla River State Park State Park Portland/Columbia Gorge [78] Yes - Canby
Champoeg State Heritage Area Heritage Area Willamette Valley [79] Yes Yes Newberg
Beaver Creek State Natural Area State Park Central Coast [80] Yes - Newport
Bolon Island Tideways State Scenic Corridor Scenic Corridor Central Coast [81] - - Reedsport
Darlingtonia State Natural Site Natural Site Central Coast [82] Yes - Florence
Governor Patterson Memorial State Recreation Site Recreation Site Central Coast [83] - - Waldport
Umpqua Lighthouse State Park State Park Central Coast [84] Yes Yes Reedsport
Beachside State Recreation Site Recreation Site Central Coast [85] - Yes Waldport
Carl G. Washburne Memorial State Park State Park Central Coast [86] Yes Yes Florence
Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Viewpoint Scenic Viewpoint Central Coast [87] Yes - Florence
Muriel O. Ponsler Memorial State Scenic Viewpoint Scenic Viewpoint Central Coast [88] Yes - Florence
Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint Scenic Viewpoint Central Coast [89] Yes - Yachats
Smelt Sands State Recreation Site Recreation Site Central Coast [90] - - Yachats
Tokatee Klootchman State Natural Site Natural Site Central Coast [91] Yes - Florence
Stonefield Beach State Recreation Site Recreation Site Central Coast [92] - - Yachats
W. B. Nelson State Recreation Site Recreation Site Central Coast [93] - - Waldport
Yachats Ocean Road State Natural Site Natural Site Central Coast [94] - - Yachats
Yachats State Recreation Area Recreation Area Central Coast [95] - - Yachats
Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park State Park Central Coast [96] Yes Yes Florence
Erratic Rock State Natural Site Natural Site Willamette Valley [97] Yes - Sheridan
Holman State Wayside Wayside Willamette Valley [98] - - Salem
Maud Williamson State Recreation Site Recreation Site Willamette Valley [99] Yes - Salem
Sarah Helmick State Recreation Site Recreation Site Willamette Valley [100] Yes - Monmouth
Willamette Mission State Park State Park Willamette Valley [101] Yes - Salem
Bonnie Lure State Recreation Area Recreation Area Portland/Columbia Gorge [102] - - Estacada
Mary S. Young State Recreation Area Recreation Area Portland/Columbia Gorge [103] Yes - West Linn
Milo McIver State Park State Park Portland/Columbia Gorge [104] - Yes Estacada
Tryon Creek State Natural Area Natural Area Portland/Columbia Gorge [105] Yes - Lake Oswego
Banks–Vernonia State Trail State Trail Portland/Columbia Gorge [106] - - Vernonia
Ainsworth State Park State Park Portland/Columbia Gorge [107] - Yes Multnomah Falls
Benson State Recreation Area Recreation Area Portland/Columbia Gorge [108] - - Multnomah Falls
Bridal Veil Falls State Scenic Viewpoint Scenic Viewpoint Portland/Columbia Gorge [109] - - Multnomah Falls
Crown Point State Scenic Corridor Scenic Corridor Portland/Columbia Gorge [110] - - Troutdale
Dabney State Recreation Area Recreation Area Portland/Columbia Gorge [111] Yes - Troutdale
George W. Joseph State Natural Area (accessible from Guy W. Talbot State Park) Natural Area Portland/Columbia Gorge [112] - - Troutdale
Guy W. Talbot State Park State Park Portland/Columbia Gorge [113] - - Troutdale
Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail State Trail Portland/Columbia Gorge [114] Yes - Cascade Locks
John B. Yeon State Scenic Corridor Scenic Corridor Portland/Columbia Gorge [115] - - Cascade Locks
Koberg Beach State Recreation Site Recreation Site Portland/Columbia Gorge [116] Yes - Hood River
Lewis and Clark State Recreation Site Recreation Site Portland/Columbia Gorge [117] Yes - Troutdale
Mayer State Park State Park Portland/Columbia Gorge [118] - - The Dalles
Memaloose State Park State Park Portland/Columbia Gorge [119] - Yes The Dalles
Portland Women's Forum State Scenic Viewpoint Scenic Viewpoint Portland/Columbia Gorge [120] - - Troutdale
Seneca Fouts Memorial State Natural Area Natural Area Portland/Columbia Gorge [121] - - Hood River
Shepperd's Dell State Natural Area Natural Area Portland/Columbia Gorge [122] - - Multnomah Falls
Sheridan State Scenic Corridor Scenic Corridor Portland/Columbia Gorge - - - Cascade Locks
Starvation Creek State Park State Park Portland/Columbia Gorge [123] - - Hood River
Viento State Park State Park Portland/Columbia Gorge [124] - Yes Hood River
Vinzenz Lausmann Memorial State Natural Area Natural Area Portland/Columbia Gorge [125] - - Hood River
Wygant State Natural Area Natural Area Portland/Columbia Gorge [126] - - Hood River
Rooster Rock State Park State Park Portland/Columbia Gorge [127] Yes - Multnomah Falls
Bradley State Scenic Viewpoint Scenic Viewpoint North Coast [128] Yes - Astoria
Del Rey Beach State Recreation Site Recreation Site North Coast [129] - - Gearhart
Fort Stevens State Park State Park North Coast [130] Yes Yes Astoria
Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area Natural Area North Coast [131] Yes - Pacific City
Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint Scenic Viewpoint North Coast [132] Yes - Tillamook
Oceanside Beach State Recreation Site Recreation Site North Coast [133] Yes - Tillamook
Bob Straub State Park State Park North Coast [134] Yes - Pacific City
Cape Lookout State Park State Park North Coast [135] Yes Yes Tillamook
Arcadia Beach State Recreation Site Recreation Site North Coast [136] Yes - Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park State Park North Coast [137] - - Cannon Beach
Hug Point State Recreation Site Recreation Site North Coast [138] - - Cannon Beach
Manhattan Beach State Recreation Site Recreation Site North Coast [139] - - Rockaway Beach
Oswald West State Park State Park North Coast [140] - - Cannon Beach
Saddle Mountain State Natural Area Natural Area North Coast [141] - Yes Seaside
Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site Recreation Site North Coast [142] Yes - Cannon Beach
Nehalem Bay State Park State Park North Coast [143] Yes Yes Manzanita
Alsea Bay Historic Interpretive Center Interpretive Center Central Coast [144] - - Waldport
Driftwood Beach State Recreation Site Recreation Site Central Coast [145] Yes - Waldport
Lost Creek State Recreation Site Recreation Site Central Coast [146] Yes - Newport
Ona Beach State Park State Park Central Coast [147] - - Newport
Seal Rock State Recreation Site Recreation Site Central Coast [148] Yes - Newport
Yaquina Bay State Recreation Site Recreation Site Central Coast [149] - - Newport
South Beach State Park State Park Central Coast [150] Yes Yes Newport
Cascadia State Park State Park Willamette Valley [151] - Yes Sweet Home
Silver Falls State Park State Park Willamette Valley [152] Yes Yes Silverton
Agate Beach State Recreation Site Recreation Site Central Coast [153] - - Newport
Boiler Bay State Scenic Viewpoint Scenic Viewpoint Central Coast [154] - - Depoe Bay
D River State Recreation Site Recreation Site North Coast [155] - - Lincoln City
Devils Lake State Recreation Area Recreation Area North Coast [156] Yes Yes Lincoln City
Devils Punch Bowl State Natural Area Natural Area Central Coast [157] - - Newport
Ellmaker State Wayside Wayside Central Coast [158] - - Newport
Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area Recreation Area Central Coast [159] - - Depoe Bay
Gleneden Beach State Recreation Site Recreation Area Central Coast [160] - - Lincoln City
H. B. Van Duzer Forest State Scenic Corridor Scenic Corridor North Coast [161] - - Lincoln City
Neskowin Beach State Recreation Site Recreation Site North Coast [162] - - Neskowin
Otter Crest State Scenic Viewpoint Scenic Viewpoint Central Coast [163] - - Newport
Roads End State Recreation Site Recreation Site North Coast [164] - - Lincoln City
Beverly Beach State Park State Park Central Coast [165] Yes Yes Newport
Collier Memorial State Park State Park Southern Oregon [166] - Yes Klamath Falls
Jackson F. Kimball State Recreation Site Recreation Site Southern Oregon [167] - Yes Fort Klamath
OC&E Woods Line State Trail State Trail Southern Oregon [168] - - Klamath Falls
South Jetty (South Beach) Beach access (adjacent to South Beach State Park) Central Coast [169] - - Newport
Blue Mountain Forest State Scenic Corridor Scenic Corridor Eastern Oregon [170] - - La Grande
Battle Mountain Forest State Scenic Corridor Scenic Corridor Eastern Oregon [171] - - Ukiah
Sumpter Valley Dredge State Heritage Area Heritage Area Eastern Oregon [172] - - Baker City
Fall Creek State Recreation Site Recreation Site Willamette Valley [173] - Yes Springfield
Lowell State Recreation Site Recreation Site Willamette Valley [174] Yes - Springfield
Jasper State Recreation Site Recreation Site Willamette Valley [175] - - Springfield
Dexter State Recreation Site Recreation Site Willamette Valley [176] Yes - Springfield
Munson Creek Falls State Natural Site Natural Site North Coast [177] - - Tillamook
Willamette Stone State Heritage Site Heritage Site Portland/Columbia Gorge [178] Yes - Portland
Umpqua State Scenic Corridor Scenic Corridor South Coast [179] Yes - Reedsport
Clay Myers State Natural Area at Whalen Island Natural Area North Coast [180] - - Pacific City
Fort Rock Cave (Near Fort Rock State Natural Area) National Historic Landmark Central Oregon [181] - - Fort Rock
Government Island State Recreation Area Recreation Area Portland/Columbia Gorge [182] Yes Yes Portland
Sunset Beach State Recreation Site Recreation Site North Coast [183] Yes - Astoria
Whale Watching Center Guided ocean viewpoint Central Coast [184] - - Depoe Bay
Rocky Creek State Scenic Viewpoint Scenic Viewpoint Central Coast [185] - - Depoe Bay
Fort Yamhill State Heritage Area Heritage Area Willamette Valley [186] Yes - Grand Ronde
L. L. "Stub" Stewart State Park State Park Portland/Columbia Gorge [187] Yes Yes Vernonia
Thompson's Mills State Heritage Site Heritage Site Willamette Valley [188] - - Shedd
State Capitol State Park State Park Willamette Valley [189] - - Salem
Arizona Beach State Recreation Site Recreation Site South Coast [190] Yes - Port Orford
Bates State Park State Park Eastern Oregon [191] - - Prairie City
Ochoco State Scenic Viewpoint Scenic Viewpoint Central Oregon - - Prineville
Dyer State Wayside Wayside Eastern Oregon - - Condon
Pete French Round Barn State Heritage Site Heritage Site Eastern Oregon - - New Princeton
Cottonwood Canyon State Park State Park Central Oregon [192]  ?  ? Moro

Bibliography[edit]

  • Jan Bannan. Oregon State Parks: A Complete Recreation Guide, second edition. Seattle: The Mountaineers Books. 2002. ISBN 0-89886-794-0
  • Oregon Parks & Heritage Guide 2008. October 2007. Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Year round is the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department designation for the site; it probably reflects whether maintenance is performed. The site may be accessible and of interest even when closed.
  2. ^ All state campgrounds have tent sites; yurts, cabins, tepees, and RV sites are available at some.
  3. ^ This is the nearest incorporated city referenced in the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department website driving directions (though the site may actually be in another, unincorporated, community) except for the gorge locations where the OSPRD website is inconsistent. For those, the nearest incorporated city or Multnomah Falls is used as a reference.

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