Our Oregon Travel Guide
Oregon is located in the Pacific Northwestern region of the US and is famous for its forests, wildlife, and rocky coastline. It is home to many natural landmarks, including Willamette Valley, Multnomah Falls, and Hells Canyon, the deepest river gorge in North America. Oregon was named ‘the Beaver State’ because early settlers in the region would trap beavers for their fur. Read our travel guides below to plan a trip to this beautiful state.
First, a little history…
The discovery of some prehistoric items has convinced archeologists that humans have lived in the region for at least 15,000 years. Spanish and British explorers arrived in Oregon in the 16th century and claimed the land. In 1803, the United States purchased much of the land from France. Soon, the number of American settlers increased, and European countries had to give up their claim. Oregon became the 33rd U.S state to join the union in 1859.
Travel Guides for this State
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Major Oregon Attractions
Crater Lake National Park
The Crater Lake National Park offers a landscape like no other. This caldera was formed due to an ancient volcanic eruption and is surrounded by 2,000 feet tall lava cliffs. A scenic highway called the Rim Drive circles the lake and is only open during summer due to the heavy snowfall in the area. Inside the Crater Lake National Park, you will also find some of the best hiking trails in Oregon with breathtaking views of the caldera.
This popular destination offers some picturesque views and a vast sandy stretch. The main attraction at the beach is the Haystack Rock, a 235 feet monolithic rock that is the third tallest intertidal structure in the world. Besides the scenery, there are plenty of boutique shops, restaurants, and hotels on Canon Beach.
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Known for its various waterfalls, this river gorge acts as the boundary between Washington and Oregon. Tourists travel up to the gorge through the Historic Columbia River Highway, which has many roadside attractions. In addition, many people travel on the route via bicycles to have a fulfilling experience. The park is also home to the Multnomah Falls, the tallest waterfall in Oregon.
There are various parks and gardens in Portland, but none compares to Washington Park. Located in the middle of the city, the park offers relief from city life. The park has plenty of attractions, including a forestry museum, rose garden, Japanese garden, memorials, and an archery range. From children to adults, the park promises an exciting day for all.
Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve
The Oregon Caves are situated in the northern Siskiyou Mountains and are only accessible through guided tours. These tours are 90 minutes long, and families can safely explore the marble caves. Above the surface, you can set off on the hiking trails through the coniferous forest. There are campsites at the Cave Creek Campground which provides families with a comfortable environment for camping.
Some other notable places and attractions:
Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor
Smith Rock State Park
Silver Falls State Park
Newberry National Volcanic Monument
Mount Hood National Forest
National Park in Oregon
Crater Lake has the bluest water you will ever see! Just be sure to skip the fire season because the smoke can ruin the view!
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