Spectacular Wildwood Falls – Row River

Wildwood Falls

Spectacular Wildwood Falls are located on Willamette Foothills in Lane County, 20 miles east of Cottage Grove. The scenic destination on the Row River features wide beautiful waterfalls, basalt cliffs, hard rocks and colorful deep pool. Wildwood provides great opportunities for hiking, climbing, swimming, cliff jumping, scuba diving and picnicking.…

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Fall Creek Lake – Willamette National Forest

Fall Creek Lake

A man-made Fall Creek Lake is part of what you see along the Fall Creek Recreation Area which is famed for its ample waters bordered by the lush greenery of the Willamette National Forest. A rockfill structure, Fall Creek Dam was built in 1966 to serve for the purposes of…

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Fall Creek Corridor – Willamette National Forest

Fall Creek

Fall Creek Corridor is a beautiful 3,300-acre recreation area along the stunning national forest, deep crystal-clear pools, and rapids of the low-elevation Fall Creek. The scenic area offers a variety of recreation opportunities including camping, picnicking, swimming, fishing, and, certainly, exciting hiking along the 14-mile-long Fall Creek National Recreation Trail…

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Quartzville Creek – National Wild and Scenic River

Quartzville Creek

A tributary of the Middle Santiam River 28 miles (45 km) in length, Quartzville Creek was recognized as a National Wild and Scenic River for its stunning scenic view, resource and recreational opportunities. Running along the crystal-clear emerald waters of Quartzville Creek, the Quartzville Corridor northeast of the end of Green…

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Foster Reservoir – Willamette Valley

Foster Reservoir

Nestled between the western slope of the Cascade Range and the folding hills of the Willamette Valley near Sweet Home, Foster Reservoir is one of the 13 reservoirs in the Willamette Valley that was built between 1961 and 1968 by the U.S. Corps of Army Engineer. The reservoir confines water…

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Total Solar Eclipse 2017 will Hit Oregon

Solar Eclipse Oregon

Total Solar Eclipse 2017 in Oregon The world’s greatest natural phenomena, the solar eclipse is coming to the United States on August 21, 2017, creating a 90-mile wide total pathway in Oregon before sweeping to Idaho, Idaho, Missouri, Indiana, Ohio, New York, Vermont, and Maine. The next total solar eclipse…

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Sea Lion Caves – Central Oregon Coast

Sea Lion Caves

The privately owned since 1932 wildlife preserve, Sea Lion Caves is a part of the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve. Made from Basalt Rock, the grotto has the height of a 12-story building (125-foot) and the floor size of a football field (two acres). The world’s largest Sea Lion Caves is located…

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Mount Hood – Cascade Range in Oregon

Mount Hood

Author: Olga Karavaeva The highest mountain in Oregon and the 4th highest in the Cascade Range, Mount Hood is located about 50 miles (80 km) east of the Portland metropolitan area. The mountain serves as a major contributor of water, scenic, and recreational resources sustaining the agricultural and tourist sectors…

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Simpson Reef & Shell Island – Oregon Coast

Cape Arago State Park

Part of the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Simpson Reef, Shell Island, and the surrounding rocks and reefs are the largest haul-out for marine mammals on the Oregon Coast. Due to the reefs and islands are breeding and resting areas for sea lions, seals, and seabirds, they are closed to public access at…

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Cape Arago State Park – Oregon Coast

Cape Arago

Located at the end of Cape Arago Highway, about 14 miles southwest of Coos Bay, and 5 miles of Charleston, the park is a part of the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge. Bordered on the south by Shore Acres State Park, Cape Arago was a part of Louis J. and Lela Simpson estate.…

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