Introduction to Oregon state parks

Some generalities about Oregon state parks, known for trails, mountains, etc, then list them out.


Silver Falls State Park

Park Address: 20024 Silver Falls Hwy SE, Sublimity, OR 97385

Park Description: It is the largest state park in Oregon with an area of more than 9,000 acres, and it includes more than 24 miles of walking trails, 14 miles of horse trails, and a 4-mile bike path.

Silver Falls State Park Visitors Guide


Cape Lookout State Park

Park Address: 13000 Whiskey Creek Rd, Tillamook, OR 97141

Park Description: It is located in Tillamook County, south of the city of Tillamook, on a sand spit between Netarts Bay and the Pacific Ocean.

Cape Lookout State Park Visitors Guide


The Cove Palisades State Park

Park Address: The Cove Palisades State Park, Culver, OR 97734

Park Description: The park offers two full-service campgrounds, rental cabins, food and supplies for sale, marina access to Lake Billy Chinook with watercraft rentals, fishing, day use and picnic areas, and hiking trails.

The Cove Palisades State Park Visitors Guide


Nehalem Bay State Park

Park Address: 9500 Sandpiper Ln, Nehalem, OR 97131

Park Description: This park has a day-use areas, and a campground for tents, recreational vehicles, horse riders, hikers and bicyclists.

Nehalem Bay State Park Visitors Guide

Sunset Bay State Park 

Park Address: Coos Bay, OR 97420

Park Description: Sunset Bay is home to one of Oregon's ghost forests, created by an earthquake on the Cascadia subduction zone that dropped the shoreline about 1,200 years ago.

Sunset Bay State Park Visitors Guide 

South Beach State Park

Park Address: 5580 SW Coast Hwy, Newport, OR 97366

Park Description: South Beach State Park begins in south Newport and stretches several miles down the Oregon coast.

South Beach State Park Visitors Guide

Smith Rock State Park

Park Address: Terrebonne, OR 97760

Park Description: Smith Rock is generally considered the birthplace of modern American sport climbing, and is host to cutting-edge climbing routes.

Smith Rock State Park Visitors Guide

Ecola State Park

Park Address: Ecola State Park, Cannon Beach, OR 97110

Park Description: Radiocarbon dates taken at the site roughly span a period from ca. 1100 CE to ca. 1700 CE.

Ecola State Park Visitors Guide