National Parks in Oregon

crater lake national park, oregon, sunset

crater lake national park, oregon, sunset

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California

National Historic Trail, OR and CA, CO, ID, KS, MO, NE, NV, OR, UT, WY

Crater Lake

National Park, Crater Lake, OR

Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

You can comb the states over and not come across a body of water more mind-blowingly beautiful than Crater Lake National Park in southern Oregon. “The lake is the purest shade of blue, surrounded by striking, 2,000-foot cliffs,” Vawser says. Formed in a dormant volcano’s crater, the magnificent blue lake is entirely filled from direct precipitation of rain or snow – the crater receives an average 44 feet of snow a year! “You can make your way down the Cleetwood Trail for a swim, try your hand at fishing, or have a relaxing picnic while enjoying the view,” says Vawser. Just don’t put off your summertime visit – Crater Lake’s first snowfall is often in September.

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Fort Vancouver

National Historic Site, Vancouver, OR and WA

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Washington State, USA

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Danita Delimont

Ice Age Floods

National Geologic Trail, OR and WA, ID, MT

John Day Fossil Beds

National Monument, Kimberly, OR

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Oregon, Usa. (Photo by Marka/UIG via Getty Images)

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Marka

Lewis & Clark

National Historic Trail, OR and ID, IL, IA, KS, MO, MT, NE, ND, SD, WA

Lewis and Clark

National Historical Park, Long Beach to Cannon Beach, OR and WA

Nez Perce

National Historical Park, OR and ID, MT, WA

Nez Perce Trail

Photo by: Marilyn Angel Wynn

Marilyn Angel Wynn

Oregon

National Historic Trail, OR and ID, KS, MO, NE, OR, WA, WY

Oregon Caves

National Monument & Preserve, Cave Junction, OR

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