List of Oregon state parks
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.
The Parks and Recreation Department classifies its parks according to these regions:
- North Coast – From the Columbia River to just south of Lincoln City
- Central Coast – From Lincoln City to Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
- South Coast – From the Dunes NRA to California
- Willamette Valley – From the south edge of the Portland metro area south to Cottage Grove
- Southern Oregon – South of the Willamette Valley, from the coast range east through Lake County
- Portland/Columbia Gorge – Columbia County and the northern Willamette Valley and east along the Columbia River where it passes through the Cascade Range
- Central Oregon – The northern half of the high plateau Great Basin east of the Cascades
- Eastern Oregon – The eastern forty percent of the state
- 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.
- 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.
- All state campgrounds have tent sites; yurts, cabins, tepees, and RV sites are available at some.
- 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.
- Oregon Secretary of State (January 13, 2012). "Oregon Administrative Rules contain OARs filed through January 13, 2012". Retrieved 2012-02-18.
- Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (official website)
- Oregon State Parks Trust, statewide non-profit organization dedicated to state parks