Monthly Archives: July 2013

How many Oregon State Parks are in the Gorge?

Did you know that…

In the Columbia River Gorge alone the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) manages 15 parks, six natural areas, three scenic view points, six scenic corridors, and 47 trailheads connecting visitors with over 150 miles of spectacular trails.


Dabney State Recreation Site: Day-use area with Picnic Shelter

ORPD land and management responsibilities include trailheads, like at Angels Rest; camping and day use activity areas at Dabney State Recreational Area, Rooster Rock and Ainsworth State Parks; natural resources and scenic landscape views on all its park lands including Vista House and Women’s Forum; and, in partnership with ODOT, the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail.

The first set of public meetings is this August. Come learn more about your opportunity to contribute to the future of state parks in the region and share your experience and insights about your Columbia River Gorge Oregon State Parks experience.


Your Parks. Your Vision.

Come Join the Comprehensive Planning Process for Oregon State Parks in the Columbia River Gorge

How do you get involved?

Come to a public meeting

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Call: 503.986.0723

Smith Rock State Park Master Plan

Join Oregon Parks and Recreation Department in Master Planning for Smith Rock State Park.

Tryon Naturalist Notes

Tryon Creek Management Unit

The Cove Rattler


Cottonwood Canyon State Park

Help make an Oregon State Park

Celebrate the Shore

2013 marks 100 years of Oregon's public shore.

Your Parks "Go Guide"

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

Columbia River GORGEOUS

Ranger's blog for state parks in the Columbia River Gorge

Volunteer Voice

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

Gorge Parks Plan

Comprehensive Planning for Oregon State Parks in the Columbia River Gorge