Oregon State Parks@oregonstateparks

Play in the places that make Oregon great -- picnic, camp, rest, hike, renew, and everything in between.


Encountering the park wildlife is a great way to start the morning! (Along with coffee and some distance). #roosterrockstatepark #columbiarivergorge #parkrangerlife #skunksofinstagram


Did you know that a lot of Oregon State Parks offer Living History Events?!? These are opportunities for you to go back in time and experience the park from a new (or I guess, old) perspective! Many events offer activities, demonstrations, and programs!
Have you ever been to a living history event? What did you enjoy about it? :)
#Champoegstatepark is one of many parks that offers these events throughout the summer. Check out your parks event calendar to see availability!!


Sometimes, when you least expect it, you stumble upon an amazing hidden treasure. #Champoegstatepark has so many hidden treasures to find, from harvest to history come discover something new today!



Don’t let your parks become poo pastures😨😨. Dog poo piles—you’ve seen them or worse yet, STEPPED in one😠😠. Our spokesdog Max is back with a ‘pawsitive’ plea—pick them up and keep your parks doodie-free. To make your job a bit easier, we provide poo bags at Mutt Mitt or Woof Waste dispensers in most state parks. Pick it up and toss in the closest trash can. Everyone thanks you👏👏😊😊 Visit http://bit.ly/pawsitiveORparks (link in bio) for more pet tips.

Share Instagram photos of you and your dog exploring an Oregon State Park with #OregonPawsitiveParks and the state park name for a chance to win a small and dog-friendly prize at the end of the summer.


Friday June 8th is world oceans day! In celebration of this global event we will be live streaming our cameras located inside the Depoe Bay Whale Watching Center. Gray whales, humpback whales and even orcas aka killer whales have already been sighted this week! Check out the Oregon State Parks YouTube page from 10AM - 4PM tomorrow. #oregonstateparks #depoebaywhalecenter #worldoceansday #whales


JR Beaver wants to see you in an Oregon State Park on State Parks Day, June 2. Free day-use parking and camping, as well as special events at 18 parks. Thanks to our partner @oregonlottery for sponsoring events at Milo McIver State Park, The Cove Palisades State Park and Wallowa Lake State Park. Learn more at oregonstateparks.org.


Meet our favorite good boy and spokesdog Max. He's kicking off summer with this ‘pawsitive’ tip to keep your best friend safe and you citation free. See link in bio for more leash tips. Share photos of you and your dog exploring an Oregon State Park with #OregonPawsitiveParks and the state park name for a chance to win a TBD small and dog-friendly prize at the end of summer.


A beautiful spot for a picnic! #picnic #outdoors #parksandrec #minamstatepark


JR Beaver was out enjoying the sunshine yesterday and practicing his disc golf skills. (He might need a bit more practice) #oregonstateparks #willamettemissionstatepark #jrbeaver #discgolf


Are you enjoying the Gorge Trails this weekend? You might see volunteers with Columbia River Gorge Weed Management promoting boot brushes and ways you can help stop the spread of invasive plants both on the trail and at home!

#oregonstateparks #traveloregon #cwmanagement #oregonexplored #columbiarivergorge


Spring is an excellent time to visit #silverfalls - not just to see the waterfalls, but also the many #wildflowers like these calypso #orchids. Just please don’t pick them - they are very fragile and easily killed. #oregonstateparks #spring


Cobra Lilies are unique to Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park and Darlingtonia State Natural Site. This pair grows along Woahink Trail in Honeyman. #oregonstateparks #cobralily