Guide to Oregon State Parks
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Top Oregon State Parks
Beverly Beach State Park
Beverly Beach State Park is a fun family attraction. Visitors walk under the highway on the walkway to access the long sandy beach, which stretches from Yaquina Head to Otter Rock. The sandy beach is great for all sorts of beach activities, including building sand castles, surfing, and especially flying kites when the wind is good.
Cape Blanco State Park
Visitors to Cape Blanco State Park can explore the lighthouse and historic home on a lighthouse tour, or on one of the Hughes House tours. The lighthouse and historic home are open from April to October. There are over eight miles of trails with views of the ocean, and which travel through the woods and wetlands and more.
Cape Lookout State Park
Cape Lookout State Park is a fun little park to stop and enjoy the beach, old growth forests and much more for a bit after doing some driving. The park has access to the beautify Oregon coast and has nature trails passing through its acreage. Cape Lookout State Park's beaches are a fun spot to do some beachcombing. The region is also great for hang gliding.
Collier Memorial State Park
This park is a a fantastic destination for learning about the history of the region. Visitors can explore the best logging museum in the state, with plenty of antique logging equipment, with artifacts dating as far back as the 1880s. The park is also home to a relocated pioneer village. Visitors can also enjoy the primitive horse camp. Another feature of the park is the convergence of the Williamson River and Spring Creek, which is a wonderful destination for fishing and more.
Ecola State Park
Visitors to Ecola State Park will enjoy the adventure getting to this park. There is a paved road from Cannon Beach that travels through the Sitka spruce forest to get to this stunning park. Travelers can enjoy hiking along the Clatsop Loop Trail, which follows the path of the first explorer to reach this park. Visitors can also explore Indian Beach and all of it's wildlife.
Nehalem Bay State Park
This Oregon state park is a wonderful destination for recreation. Visitors to the park will find Nehalem Bay, which is a wonderful spot for kayaking. Another feature of the park is the beach, which has amazing sunsets, and is also wonderful for plenty of beach activities. Visitors can also enjoy walking over the sand dunes as well as spending time crabbing and fishing.
Shore Acres State Park
Located on a beautiful sandstone cliffs, this park offers visitors a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the region's natural features. This park was once an estate and now visitors can enjoy the amazing gardens. There is a formal garden with a pond, rose gardens and more. There are also trails that lead to the beach, the ocean cove and the edge of a cliff. At the shoreline travelers can enjoy views of the ocean and more.
Silver Falls State Park
Silver Falls State Park is located in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon. One of the most amazing features of this park is the Canyon Trail. This trail travels through the temperate rain forest, along Silver Creek. As visitors walk through the forest they can see different types of trees, including Douglas Fir, cedar and more. Also along this trail visitors will see 10 amazing waterfalls. These waterfalls include South Falls which is 177 feet tall, and Drake Falls at just 27 feet. Visitors can even walk behind some of these waterfalls for a fantastic experience.
Smith Rock State Park
Smith Rock State Park is filled with amazing views of canyons and cliffs. This park is known for it's amazing rock climbing. There are thousands of routes in this park, from simple to extreme, and over a thousand of these routes are bolted. Visitors will also enjoy the miles of trails within the park, which offer plenty of opportunities to enjoy the wildlife of the region.
Umpqua Lighthouse State Park
Umpqua Lighthouse State Park is located right on Lake Marie, near to the beautiful sand dunes of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Visitors to this park can enjoy staying in the parks cabins or yurts, which come with beds, kitchen facilities and bathrooms. Visitors will enjoy the beach and water at Lake Marie. In addition, travelers can tour and learn about the Umpqua River Lighthouse at the lighthouse and museum..