Oregon State Park Challenge

Our little band of characters has come up with a fun family challenge: to visit all of the 194 Oregon State Parks!

The Rules

  1. “Visiting” means camping at the campgrounds, and thoroughly exploring the day use parks.
  2. At least two of us have to be present to check each park off the list.

Ben is a total nerd, and although wordpress.com won’t let him embed it here, he wants to show off his cool tracking system!

Current progress: 46/194 (24%)

  1. Agate Beach State Recreation Site
  2. Ainsworth State Park
  3. Alderwood State Wayside
  4. Alfred A Loeb State Park
  5. Alsea Bay Historic Interpretive Center
  6. Arcadia Beach State Recreation Site
  7. Arizona Beach State Recreation Site
  8. Bald Peak State Scenic Viewpoint
  9. Bandon State Natural Area
  10. Banks-Vernonia State Trail
  11. Bates State Park
  12. Battle Mountain Forest State Scenic Corridor
  13. Beachside State Recreation Site
  14. Benson State Recreation Area
  15. Beverly Beach State Park
  16. Blue Mountain Forest State Scenic Corridor
  17. Bob Straub State Park
  18. Boiler Bay State Scenic Viewpoint
  19. Bolon Island State Scenic Corridor
  20. Brian Booth State Park
  21. Brian Booth State Park (Beaver Creek)
  22. Bridal Veil Falls State Scenic Viewpoint
  23. Bullards Beach State Park
  24. Cape Arago State Park
  25. Cape Blanco State Park
  26. Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area
  27. Cape Lookout State Park
  28. Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint
  29. Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor
  30. Carl G Washburn Memorial State Park
  31. Cascadia State Park
  32. Casey State Recreation Site
  33. Catherine Creek State Park
  34. Champoeg State Heritage Area
  35. Chandler State Wayside
  36. Clay Myers State Natural Area at Whalen Island
  37. Cline Falls State Scenic Viewpoint
  38. Clyde Holliday State Recreation Site
  39. Collier Memorial State Park
  40. Coquille Myrtle Grove State Natural Site
  41. Cottonwood Canyon State Park
  42. Crissey Field State Recreation Site
  43. Crown Point State Scenic Corridor
  44. D River State Recreation Site
  45. Dabney State Recreation Area
  46. Darlingtonia State Natural Site
  47. Del Rey Beach State Recreation Site
  48. Deschutes River State Recreation Area
  49. Detroit Lake State Recreation Area
  50. Devils Lake State Recreation Area
  51. Devils Punch Bowl State Natural Area
  52. Dexter State Recreation Site
  53. Driftwood Beach State Recreation Site
  54. Ecola State Park
  55. Elijah Bristow State Park
  56. Ellmaker State Wayside
  57. Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area
  58. Erratic Rock State Natural Site
  59. Face Rock Scenic Viewpoint
  60. Fall Creek State Recreation Area
  61. Farewell Ben State Recreation Area
  62. Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area
  63. Fort Rock Cave
  64. Fort Rock State Natural Area
  65. Fort Stevens State Park
  66. Fort Yamhill State Heritage Area
  67. Frenchglen Hotel State Heritage Site
  68. Geisel Monument State Heritage Site
  69. George W Joseph State Natural Area
  70. Gleneden Beach State Recreation Site
  71. Golden State Heritage Site
  72. Golden and Silver Falls State Natural Area
  73. Goose Lake State Recreation Area
  74. Government Island State Recreation Area
  75. Governor Patterson Memorial State Recreation Site
  76. Guy W Talbot State Park
  77. HB Van Duzer Forest State Scenic Corridor
  78. Harris Beach State Park
  79. Hat Rock State Park
  80. Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Viewpoint
  81. Heritage Landing (Deschutes)
  82. Hilgard Junction State Park
  83. Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail
  84. Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail – Bridge of the Gods Trailhead
  85. Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail – Tooth Rock Trailhead
  86. Hoffman Memorial State Wayside
  87. Hug Point State Recreation Area
  88. Humbug Mountain State Park
  89. Illinois River Forks State Park
  90. Iwetemlaykin State Heritage Site
  91. Jackson F Kimball State Recreation Site
  92. Jasper Point (Prineville Reservoir)
  93. Jasper State Recreation Site
  94. Jessie M Honeyman Memorial State Park
  95. John B Yeon State Scenic Corridor
  96. Joseph H Stewart State Recreation Area
  97. Kam Wah Chung State Heritage Site
  98. Koberg Beach State Recreation Site
  99. LL Stub Stewart State Park
  100. LaPine State Park
  101. Lake Owyhee State Park
  102. Lewis and Clark State Recreation Site
  103. Lost Creek State Recreation Site
  104. Lowell State Recreation Site
  105. Luckiamute Landing State Natural Area
  106. Manhattan Beach State Recreation Site
  107. Maples Rest Area
  108. Mary S Young State Recreation Area
  109. Maud Williamson State Recreation Site
  110. Mayer State Park
  111. McVay Rock State Recreation Site
  112. Memaloose State Park
  113. Milo McIver State Park
  114. Minam State Recreation Area
  115. Molalla River State Park
  116. Mongold (Detroit Lake)
  117. Munson Creek Falls State Natural Site
  118. Muriel O Ponsler Memorial State Scenic Viewpoint
  119. Nehalem Bay State Park
  120. Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint
  121. Neskowin Beach State Recreation Site
  122. North Santiam State Recreation Area
  123. OC and E Woods Line State Trail
  124. Ochoco Wayside State Park
  125. Oceanside Beach State Recreation Site
  126. Ontario State Recreation Site
  127. Oswald West State Park
  128. Otter Crest State Scenic Viewpoint
  129. Paradise Point State Recreation Site
  130. Peter Skene Odgen State Scenic Viewpoint
  131. Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint
  132. Pistol River State Scenic Viewpoint
  133. Port Orford Heads State Park
  134. Portland Women’s Forum State Scenic Viewpoint
  135. Prineville Reservoir State Park
  136. Prospect State Scenic Viewpoint
  137. Red Bridge State Wayside
  138. Roads End State Recreation Site
  139. Rocky Creek State Scenic Viewpoint
  140. Rooster Rock State Park
  141. Saddle Mountain State Natural Area
  142. Samuel H Boardman State Scenic Corridor
  143. Sarah Helmick State Recreation Site
  144. Seal Rock State Recreation Area
  145. Seneca Fouts Memorial State Natural Area
  146. Seven Devils State Recreation Site
  147. Shepperd’s Dell State Natural Area
  148. Shore Acres State Park
  149. Silver Falls State Park
  150. Smelt Sands State Recreation Site
  151. Smith Rock State Park
  152. South Beach State Park
  153. South Jetty (South Beach)
  154. Starvation Creek State Park
  155. State Capitol State Park
  156. Stonefield Beach State Recreation Site
  157. Succor Creek State Natural Area
  158. Sumpter Valley Dredge State Heritage Area
  159. Sunset Bay State Park
  160. Sunset Beach State Recreation Site
  161. Symons State Scenic Viewpoint
  162. The Cove Palisades State Park
  163. Thompson’s Mills State Heritage Site
  164. Tokatee Klootchman State Natural Site
  165. Tolovana Beach State Recreation Site
  166. TouVelle State Recreation Site
  167. Tryon Creek State Natural Area
  168. Tub Springs State Wayside
  169. Tumalo State Park
  170. Twin Rocks
  171. Ukia-Dale Forest State Scenic Corridor
  172. Umpqua Lighthouse State Park
  173. Umpqua State Scenic Corridor
  174. Unity Forest State Scenic Corridor
  175. Unity Lake State Recreation Site
  176. Valley of the Rogue State Park
  177. Viento State Park
  178. Vinzenz Lausmann Memorial State Natural Area
  179. W B Nelson State Recreation Site
  180. Wallowa Lake Highway Forest State Scenic Corridor
  181. Wallowa Lake State Park
  182. Wallowa River Wayside
  183. Whale Watching Center
  184. White River Falls State Park
  185. Willamette Mission State Park
  186. Willamette River Greenway
  187. Willamette Stone State Heritage Site
  188. William M. Tugman State Park
  189. Winchuck State Recreation Site
  190. Wolf Creek Inn State Heritage Site
  191. Wygant State Natural Area
  192. Yachats Ocean Road State Natural Site
  193. Yachats State Recreation Area
  194. Yaquina Bay State Recreation Site

12 thoughts on “Oregon State Park Challenge

  1. Banks-Vernonia is a wonderful bike trail that you are sure to love. Bob Straub has a literary history – check with me if you have a chance before you go. Champoeg and Crown Point are both good on dreary days, and you can easily combine Bridal Veil with Crown Point; also the Portland Women’s Forum. Cape Lookout: love love love the day hike to the end of the Cape. Camped at Emigrant Springs one night in April and woke up to snow on the tent! Be sure to visit Tmasklit when you are there. Oooh, I’ve been wanting to visit Kam Wah Chung for YEARS!!

    Way to make a ton of family memories!

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