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Fort Rock Cave

Book Early for Your Fort Rock Cave Adventure


The Fort Rock Basin has long served as a vital part of Native American lifestyle in Oregon. Fort Rock Cave, near Fort Rock State Natural Area, is the site of […]

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New Website

Check Out the New Oregon State Parks Website!


Oregon Parks and Recreation Department has streamlined the design of its website, making it easier for you to quickly find a place to play and camp. Each park page features […]

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Oregon's Tidepools

Explore Oregon’s Tidepools Online


    Want to visit Oregon’s amazing tidepools before you even leave home? Visit the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department’s new Oregon Tidepools website, which includes photos of tidepool residents […]

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View of Heceta Head Lighthouse

Let There Be Light! Heceta Head Lighthouse Reopens


After almost two years of restoration work, Oregon’s iconic Heceta Head Lighthouse reopened earlier this month. Nearly 200 people attended the official unveiling on June 8 to celebrate the first […]

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Yale Day of Service - Group Shot

Giving Back: OSPF Hosts Yale Day of Service


This May, the Oregon State Parks Foundation teamed up with the Yale University Alumni Association of Oregon & Southwest Washington to host a volunteer service project at Cottonwood Canyon as […]

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From Our Exec Dir - View From Boat

Floating The John Day River In Oregon’s Newest State Park


By John Hoffnagle, Executive Director  Enriching the experience of Oregon state parks for generations to come! One of the primary ways we carry out our mission here at the Foundation […]

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View of the sunset at Silver Strand State Beach

Silver Strand State Beach Campground to Install Electrical & Water Hookups


Reserve Soon for May 17, 2013 and Beyond! Campers waiting to make summer reservations at the popular Silver Strand State Beach in San Diego, one of the favorites in the […]

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Earth Share Oregon

Oregon State Parks Foundation and EarthShare Oregon


Did you know that Oregon State Parks Foundation is a member of EarthShare Oregon?  We are, and have been for a number of years.  If you are one of those […]

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Trade beads used by Native Americans

Champoeg History Cache series focuses on local history and crafts


Champoeg State Heritage Area plays host to a series of interpretive talks and demonstrations on the lives of the native peoples, settlers and traders on the Willamette River. Mark your […]

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Western Pond Turtle Nesting Habitat Sign

Luckiamute Landing–reflection amidst restoration


Now is a great time to visit Luckiamute Landing State Natural Area. The leaves crunch underfoot and the gold colors offer a sharp contrast to the blue sky. It’s also […]

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