Park Love

Duckbill Isn't Oregon's Only At-Risk Landmark

Some jerks knocked over Cape Kiwanda's iconic Duckbill formation. They were caught—on video, at least. Now Oregon State Police is on the case. But really, only you can prevent geology crimes.

09/09/2016 By Arlo Voorhees

SPORTS

Is This the Greatest Disc Golf Shot of All Time?

Magic happened in Milo McIver State Park this week.

06/15/2016 By Lisa Dunn

STATE PARKS

Go Wild for Oregon State Parks Day—It's All Free!

This weekend, Oregon goes full-on mad for state parkland—waiving fees for day use, camping, crabbing, and even hot dogs. Here's where to go to get the best park perks.

05/31/2016 By Marisa Russell

OUTDOORS

Free Parking at Oregon State Parks on Black Friday

We've got just one more reason to skip the stores and head out outdoors.

11/25/2015 By Marty Patail

NEWS

Music Video Filmed at 185 Oregon State Parks

The Weather Machine's releases video for “Back O’er Oregon”—gloriously filmed at 185 of our state parks

12/03/2013 By Caitlin Feldman

NEWS

Cottonwood Canyon Slated to Open

On Sept 25, Oregon's newest state park opens to hikers, campers, and fishers, a mere two hours from Portland

09/25/2013 By Caitlin Feldman

OREGON CAMPING

Oregon's Best State Parks: Lite

Natural beauty with a low degree of difficulty, from pet-friendly yurts to deluxe cabins on the coast.

08/01/2013 By John Shewey and Ketzel Levine

OREGON CAMPING

Oregon's Best State Parks for Adventurers

Seeking the trail less traveled? Whether you’re chasing adrenalin or a bit of solitude, these spots deliver.

08/01/2013 By John Shewey and Ketzel Levine

OREGON CAMPING

Oregon's Best State Parks for Day Trippers

Five lightning-fast outdoor getaways for afternoon escapes, from disc golf to waterfall trail hikes.

08/01/2013 By Ketzel Levine

OREGON CAMPING

Oregon's Best State Parks for Families

Nothing bonds the brood like a night (or a weekend) in the great outdoors. (Some “are we there yet?” required.)

08/01/2013 By John Shewey and Ketzel Levine

EDITOR'S NOTE

The Father of Oregon's State Parks

How Samuel Boardman preserved—and created—Oregon's statewide green spaces

08/01/2013 By Randy Gragg

Trail of the Month

L. L. “Stub” Stewart State Park

Mountain bike enthusiasts have a new singletrack trail to cycle through.

05/23/2012 By Brian Barker