Congratulations to our #oregonpawsitiveparks photo contest winner! Corgi Nellie, shown here taking a water break during a hike at L.L. Stub Stewart State Park with her pawrents, sets a pawsitive example by staying leashed. Keep up the good work Nellie!
Meanwhile in Depoe Bay... it has continued to be an excellent summer for wildlife viewing along the central Oregon coast. Yesterday visitors at the whale watching center were greeted by a couple of very energetic humpback whales! This weekend should be great! #depoebaywhalecenter#humpback whales #harborseals#getoutside
#Corndogs, #Cottoncandy, and us! Be sure to visit Oregon State Parks at the #OregonStateFair. We’re in the Natural Resource Area with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Oregon Department of Forestry, and Keep Oregon Green.
$7 discount for electrical and full-hookup RV campsites at selected Oregon State Parks. Good for September and October. See which parks, find the special online code and make a reservation http://bit.ly/fall4fun #oregon #camping #fallfun
Where were you Aug. 21, 2017? Waiting in an Oregon State Park for the Total Solar Eclipse? Here’s a reason for you to visit today--Commemorative Eclipse Coins! Beginning now (9 a.m., Aug. 21, 2018), look for a coin in the 26 parks (LIST BELOW) within the 2017 totality path. Three coins are randomly placed in the day-use area of each park. They are visible without moving anything or traipsing through the trees or bushes. Hint: Pack a lunch and enjoy it at one of our many picnic tables or take a stroll and then rest on a bench. Find one? Tag us in an Instagram photo with #OregonEclipseCoin. Good luck! Coast • Beverly Beach State Park • Brian Booth State Park • Devil's Lake State Recreation Area • Devil’s Punchbowl State Natural Area • Gleneden Beach State Recreation Site • Lost Creek State Recreation Site • South Beach State Park • Whale Watching Center • Yaquina Bay State Recreation Site
Willamette Valley • H.B. Van Duzer Forest State Scenic Corridor • Maud Williamson State Recreation Site • Sarah Helmick State Recreation Site • State Capitol State Park • Willamette Mission State Park
Cascade Mountain foothills • Cascadia State Park • Detroit Lake State Recreation Area • North Santiam State Recreation Area • Silver Falls State Park
Central Oregon • Smith Rock State Park • The Cove Palisades State Park
Eastern Oregon • Bates State Park • Clyde Holliday State Recreation Site • Kam Wah Chung State Heritage Site • Farewell Bend State Recreation Area • Sumpter Valley Dredge State Heritage Area • Unity Lake State Recreation Site
Remember the excitement leading up to the eclipse? Well, something’s coming next Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, at 9 a.m. to 26 state parks that were in the 2017 path of totality. Stay tuned! #flashbackfriday
Firefighting helicopters helped to extinguish the Silver Falls State Park fire in July. Statewide, firefighting crews are very busy responding to lightning-caused fires. Don’t add human-caused wildfires to the mix. You can predict the outcome if you toss that match, park your car on dry grass, or dispose of BBQ coals improperly. Could your action create a spark? When in doubt, don’t. #DoYourPart #ORFire #OnlyYou #KeepOregonGreen #GoTeam #FireSeason2018
It’s World Cat Day, so meet Regal Cat Bucky. He’s the resident feline and part-time mouser at Thompson’s Mills State Heritage Site. The mill is the last water-powered mill in the state and is open for free guided tours 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Look for Bucky on your next visit. #worldcatday#catoftheday#instacat