Oregon Country Settlement

  • 73370 E. Buggy Trail Lane, Rhododendron, OR 97049
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This unique property consists of 17.5 acres of preserved land, including critical natural resources – rich wildlife fish and wildlife habitats – and numerous cultural and historical sites as revealed in its archaeological evidence.  This landscape features the Oregon Trail, American Indian, pioneer and historical sites. 

Historical buildings are on a small footprint of the acreage and are utilized as a living history village. This was a former logging camp, with some of its  buildings dating back to the 1880s. Other structures  and replicas also depict rustic frontier architecture and complement the natural environment.  The resources of this property transition you back in time; here, in its meadows, you envision  Native Americans fishing and camping, as well as peeling cedar trees used  to make their huckleberry baskets.

This land has had three planned developments; it was saved  through fundraising.  Because this acreage is situated in a high-development area, the existing natural, cultural and historical resources only survive here. Wildlife and stream habitats continue to be restored; seven historical buildings have been restored [each having its own museum]. Because the entire acreage is an archaeological site,  serious protection mechanisms have always been in place.  What has been preserved on this acreage tells the stories of Indians, trappers, homesteaders and early-day resort developers. Its resources and Storytelling Lodge reveal the history of the heritage of the Cascade Mountain Range.  The entire acreage has always been open for schools because of its unique educational laboratories. It is all volunteer-operated.

  • Guided tours availalbe
  • Visitor center nearby
  • Located on private land

Get more information on this area from TravelOregon.com

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