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  1. Huckleberry Flats ORV Park

    This designated recreation area for off-road vehicles (ORVs) provides a dedicated environment for people to enjoy riding vehicles in nature. It’s a great way to see nature and not destroy other areas designated for wildlife. As one local put it, “It’s an off-roaders dream… open…

    Location: High Prairie Rd/ Forest Rd 1928, Oakridge, OR 97463
  2. Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens

    Set in the gardens of a 19th century farmhouse, this festival is dedicated to the fragrant lilacs of the area. Each year, thousands of visitors step back in time to discover the 1880’s Victorian farmhouse, country garden and gorgeous lilacs that comprise the estate. The woodshed,…

    Location: 115 S Pekin Rd, Woodland, WA 98674
  3. Ike Kinswa State Park

    Endless family fun is available at Ike Kinswa State Park, situated along the shores of Mayfield Lake.  Enjoy camping in private, forested sites, explore the many hiking trails, and discover the boating, fishing and swimming opportunities in this special place.  It is common to see…

    Location: US 12 at milepost 80.3, Mossyrock, WA 98564
  4. Indigo Springs

    This natural site, located near Oakridge, is one of only a few examples in the state where a stream emerges from the ground at full force. Cold, clean water springs from the ground at your feet. There’s a pleasant campground at this historic Oregon Trail location as well.…

    Location: Hills Creek Reservoir, OR
  5. Iron Mountain

    Culturally, this was a Kalapuya vision quest site, and then a Forest Service lookout until 2003.  As far as natural resources go, this has the most diverse wildflower species anywhere in the area; peak viewing is mid-July. At Iron Mountain Lookout Site there is now a viewing…

    Location: Iron Mountain, OR
  6. Jackson F. Kimball State Park

    J.F. Kimball State Park is situated in a pristine forest setting at the headwaters of the Wood River. The river emerges as bubbling springs from a rocky mountainside into a beautiful, large, clear-blue lagoon. The park features 10 primitive campsites, canoe access to the Wood River…

    Location: Sun Pass Highway, Fort Klamath, OR 97626
  7. Jefferson Park

    Jefferson Park is a high sub-alpine basin with dozens of lakes within the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness Area.  In the opinion of many it is the most beautiful alpine ecosystem in the Oregon Cascades. It is a popular wilderness destination for many Oregonians and visitors from elsewhere. Seasonal access,…

    Location: Mt. Jefferson Wilderness
  8. Kitson Hot Springs / Camp Huntington

    Kitson Hot Springs was once privately owned by Dave Kitson, who was introducted to it by local Native Americans.  He built cabins on the property, and folks from Eugene would ride the train to Oakridge, then take a horse-and-buggy ride out on a dirt road…

    Location: 50522 Hills Creek Road, Oakridge, OR
  9. Larch Mountain

    Larch Mountain is the highest viewpoint that is easily accessible for viewing the Columbia River Gorge. A volcano itself, Larch Mountain helps in understanding the unique geology of the area – the Cascade volcanoes and the Columbia River cutting through the mountain range. There are…

  10. Latourell Falls – Historic Columbia River Highway

    Latourell Falls is usually the first waterfall seen along the Columbia Gorge Scenic Highway. Because of this, it usually leaves quite an impression on first-time visitors. The falls plunge 224 feet over a massive wall of columnar basalt – some of the best formations in…

    Location: Latourell Falls, OR
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