Top 5 Must-See Parks In Oregon

Oregon is a masterpiece of nature. There are many unique attraction sites in the area that will make you appreciate Mother Nature.

While Oregon has only one National Park, it has plenty of other spots where you can indulge in the scenery of this beautiful place.

Here are 5 must-see parks that you should visit.

Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake

Crater Lake National Park is Oregon’s major park and destination. It is home to one of the most unique features in the entire world, Crater Lake. Its name tells of its volcanic history, with the old crater allowing climate conditions to create a lovely fresh-water lake. This is 2,000 feet deep, making it the deepest in America and one of the deepest in the world. The other astonishing thing about this lake is its deep blue water. This is due to the fact that there are no inlets and outlets to the lake. All the water goes through the process of evaporation, filtration and condensation and then falls back as rain. There are also a number of natural features and trails present in the park.

Find out more about Crater Lake national park here.

Ecola State Park

Ecola State Park

Ecola State Park is located north of Cannon Beach town. It is home to a number of attractions with the most notable one being the Haystack Rock. It has a number of trails and is a great place for a quiet beach walk along the coast.

It’s also a great surfing spot thanks to its huge waves that pound the adjacent beach.

Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area

Oregon Dunes Recreational Area

The Oregon Dunes National Recreation area stretches for over 40 miles and is one of the largest coastal sand dunes in North America. The dunes are as high as 150 metres tall and are excellent spots for hiking and off-road driving. There are also a number of trails as well.

Find more here about the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.

Valley Of The Rogue River State Park

Valley of the Rogue River Park

This park is located in the southwest part of Oregon. It’s most famous attraction is the Rogue River which has a rugged terrain, wild rapids and scenic views.




“Wild roses are fairest, and nature a better gardener than art.”

Source: Louisa May Alcott

You can decide to tour the place either via raft or by foot along the Rogue River National Recreation Trail. You can also go fishing here with the most popular fish being salmon and chinook.