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  1. Clear Lake

    Clear Lake, the source of the famous McKenzie River, was formed more than 3,000 years ago when volcanic lava flow blocked a stream bed. The spring-fed lake is exceptionally clear, with visibility to the bottom more than 100 feet down in some spots – with…

    Location: Clear Lake Resort
  2. Climb Mount St. Helens

    Beginners and experienced climbers alike can summit the 8,365-foot active volcano for spectacular views of the caldera and mountains beyond. Though strenuous, the climb is not technical and usually takes 7 to 12 hours round-trip. Mount St. Helens offers a wonderful opportunity to combine recreation…

    Location: Climber's Bivouac, Cougar, , WA 98616
  3. Cloud Cap Inn

    The Cloud Cap Inn (or Chalet) is a special building located in a very beautiful place, at the 6,000 foot level of the north side of Mt. Hood. It is also an old and historic place, built in 1889, that represents a time in the…

    Location: Mt. Hood National Forest, Parkdale, OR 97041
  4. Colliding Rivers Viewpoint

    This confluence is a rare phenomenon: two rivers, the North Umpqua and Little River, meet head-on.  This site was once an important fishing village for the Umpqua Indians, and the area is rich in their culture. The North Umpqua Ranger District cares for the site,…

    Location: 16 Miles East of Roseburg, OR
  5. Collier Memorial State Park

    Collier Memorial State Park & Logging Museum features an outdoor museum of historic logging equipment and a Pioneer Village with nine historic log structures. The park is situated in a beautiful setting among large old-growth ponderosa pines at the confluence of crystal-clear Spring Creek and…

    Location: 46000 Hwy 97 N., Chiloquin, OR 97624
  6. Columbia Center for the Arts

    There is no place like Columbia Center for the Arts in the Gorge area. This venue showcases visual and performance arts as well as adult and youth art classes. More than 100 regional artists are represented, and the Columbia Art Gallery exhibits change monthly, featuring…

    Location: 215 Cascade Street, Hood River, OR 98672
  7. Columbia Gorge Discovery Center

    The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum is the official interpretive center of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.  It rests on a stunning 54-acre point of land overlooking the Columbia River and the Klickitat Hills, and occupies a 50,000-square-foot building recognized with an…

    Location: 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles, OR 97058
  8. Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum

    Located in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum brings to life the human stories and natural history of one our nation’s most compelling landscapes. After seeing the Gorge with your own eyes, the Museum tells…

    Location: 990 SW Rock Creek Drive, Stevenson, WA 98648
  9. Copper Creek Inn

    Copper Creek Lodge is a historic 1919 log building on 6 acres with 750 feet of Copper Creek frontage. Guests enjoy the beauty of the evergreen forest, grassy open areas, trails on the back side of the property and the quiet and peacefulness of being…

    Location: 35707 SR 706 E , Ashford, WA 98304
  10. Cougar Dam

    Cougar Dam, on the south fork of the scenic McKenzie River, is just off the McKenzie/Santiam Pass Scenic Byway.  The dam demonstrates some cutting-edge efforts in support of the Willamette Hatcheries Biological Opinion Project and migrating salmon.  A temperature control tower takes water of various…

    Location: Cougar Dam
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