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  1. Alder Creek Children’s Forest

    Alder Creek is an 80-acre site protected by the Southern Oregon Land Conservancy and dedicated to the residents of Douglas County.  Alder Creek is a great place to experience the wonderful and natural beauty of Southern Oregon.  There are over 2 miles of trails that…

    Location: 749 Canyonville-Riddle Rd., Riddle, OR 97469
  2. Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge

    This 2,796-acre refuge offers excellent wildlife observation areas, trails that meander through wetlands and oak/ash forest, raised boardwalks, interpretive exhibits and obervation/photography blinds. Ankeny is a wildlife refuge, so it is all about the preservation of more than 200 species of wildlife, including geese, herons,…

    Location: 2301 Wintel Road, Jefferson, OR 97352
  3. Ape Cave — Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument

    Over 2,000 years ago, lava poured down the southern flank of Mt. St. Helens.  As the hot lava flowed, the surface cooled, creating a crust, which insulated the lava beneath, allowing it to travel down the Lewis River Valley. The lava in the tube rose…

    Location: Forest Road 8303, 3 miles north Forest Roads 83/90 junction., Cougar, WA 98616
  4. Aufderheide Memorial Drive

    The Aufderheide is truly one of Oregon’s most authentic and scenic byways. It runs from Westfir (on Highway 58) north to Rainbow (on Highway 126), following various rivers and streams up and over a mountain pass. You’ll encounter giant old-growth trees, awesome mountaintop vistas, hiking…

    Location: 46375 Highway 58, Westfir, OR 97492
  5. Avenue of the Boulders

    The Avenue of the Boulders provides visual information as to the power of volcanic eruptions and the strength of water flows.  These boulders were thrown all the way from Mt. Mazama- more than 20 miles distant – when it erupted 7,700 years ago and created the caldera now…

    Location: Mill Creek Drive, Prospect, OR 97536
  6. Bald Eagles on Odell Lake

    Picturesque Odell Lake offers a chance to view the majestic bald eagle in person, and revisit later from wherever you are. When you visit the lake and its rustic lodge, you may spot one or more bald eagles (there have been reports of as many as seven at…

    Location: Odell Lake, Oregon
  7. Barlow Road Tollgate Maples – Heritage Trees

    Near the town of Rhododendron, two bigleaf maple trees stand on each side of the replica tollgate that marks the westernmost and last tollgate operated on the Barlow Road—the branch of the Oregon Trail that crossed Mt Hood.  The construction of this road and subsequent…

    Location: Barlow Toll Gate, Hwy. 26, 1 mi. east of Rhododendron, MP 45-46, Rhododendron, OR 97049
  8. Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge

    The Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge is truly “for the birds.” The site’s managers grow high-protein grasses to attract nesting migratory waterfowl, and they offer a comprehensive informational service for the human visitors that are so important to its ongoing existence. The site emphasises the co-existence of nature and…

    Location: 10995 Hwy 22, Dallas, OR 97338 - 4882
  9. Boundary Springs

    Boundary Springs is the source of the legendary Rogue River, an incredible salmonid and whitewater recreation resource and famed locale of Zane Grey novels.  Just inside the northern boundary of Crater Lake National Park, the river literally leaps from the ground, fully formed as an…

    Location: Crater Lake National Park
  10. Breitenbush Hot Springs

    The Breitenbush community carefully stewards the land that encompasses the geothermal location.  They utilize the geothermal energy, construct buildings that are fitting and unobtrusive, and maintain a system of trails.  There are many facets to the educational experience at Breitenbush.  Many workshops and classes are…

    Location: Breitenbush, OR
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