Tours/Events

Tour length: appx. 2 hours; up to 3 hours. The hours listed include check-in, instruction, and check out.

Minimum age:  Children 6-11 may ride with an adult in a tandem kayak, 12- 17 may ride in a single/all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Location:  Upper Deschutes Day-Use at the boat launch

Description: The 800-foot basalt cliffs rimming the Deschutes River arm of Lake Billy Chinook create…

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You are making a reservation to ride your horse on the Old Railbed Trail at Deschutes River State Recreation Area. There is a reservation fee of $8 per horse.

The section of the Old Railbed trail open for horseback riding is a 22-mile (round trip) trail that follows the same route as the bicycle path, starting at the campground entrance parking lot, and ending at Harris Ranch. It's great for wildlife viewing…

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Tour length:  Approx. 2 hours.

Minimum age:  Tour is not recommended for children under 6 years old.

Description:  The Fort Rock Basin has served as a vital part of the Native American lifestyle. Fort Rock Cave is near Fort Rock State Natural Area and is the site of an archaeological discovery of several 9,000 to 11,000-year-old sagebrush bark sandals. This property serves as a reminder of the rich…

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JULY 12 - 14: Join us at Champoeg State Heritage Area for a fully guided weekend outing for beginning campers of ALL ages. With hands-on lessons, nature hikes and fun family activities, Let’s Go Camping makes camping easy.  A group of expert staff and volunteers stay on site to assist you every step of the way and prepare you to recreate independently. So what are you waiting for? Let’s Go…

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JUNE 28 – 30: Join us at L.L. Stub Stewart State Park for a fully guided weekend outing for beginning campers of ALL ages. With hands-on lessons, nature hikes and fun family activities, Let’s Go Camping makes camping easy.  A group of expert staff and volunteers stay on site to assist you every step of the way and prepare you to recreate independently. So what are you waiting for? Let…

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AUG 2-4: La Pine State Park is the location for a family-friendly, guided weekend outing for beginning campers of all ages. We bring the camping gear so you don’t have to!  Our experienced volunteers provide hands-on clinics to share a variety of camping skills, from setting up your tent and camp kitchen to cooking over a campfire and using a Dutch oven. Together, we’ll venture out on…

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AUG 9 -11: Join us at Milo McIver State Park for a fully guided weekend outing for beginning campers of ALL ages. With hands-on lessons, nature hikes and fun family activities, Let’s Go Camping makes camping easy.  A group of expert staff and volunteers stay on site to assist you every step of the way and prepare you to recreate independently. So what are you waiting for? Let’s Go…

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JULY 19 – 21: Join us at North Santiam SRA for a fully guided weekend outing for beginning campers of ALL ages. With hands-on lessons, nature hikes and fun family activities, Let’s Go Camping makes camping easy.  A group of expert staff and volunteers stay on site to assist you every step of the way and prepare you to recreate independently. So what are you waiting for? Let’s Go…

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JUNE 28-30: The Jasper Point area of Prineville Reservoir State Park is the location for a family-friendly, guided weekend outing for beginning campers of all ages. We bring the camping gear so you don’t have to!  Our experienced volunteers provide hands-on clinics to share a variety of camping skills, from setting up your tent and camp kitchen to cooking over a campfire and using a Dutch oven. Together…

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JULY 26-28: Join us at Silver Falls State Park for a fully guided weekend outing for beginning campers of ALL ages. With hands-on lessons, nature hikes and fun family activities, Let’s Go Camping makes camping easy.  A group of expert staff and volunteers stay on site to assist you every step of the way and prepare you to recreate independently. So what are you waiting for? Let’s Go…

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MAY 31- JUNE 2: Tumalo State Park is the location for a family-friendly, guided weekend outing for beginning campers of all ages. We bring the camping gear so you don’t have to!  Our experienced volunteers provide hands-on clinics to share a variety of camping skills, from setting up your tent and camp kitchen to cooking over a campfire and using a Dutch oven. Together, we’ll venture out on…

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AUG 16-18: Join us at Willamette Mission State Park for a fully guided weekend outing for beginning campers of ALL ages. With hands-on lessons, nature hikes and fun family activities, Let’s Go Camping makes camping easy.  A group of expert staff and volunteers stay on site to assist you every step of the way and prepare you to recreate independently. So what are you waiting for? Let’s Go…

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Registration includes the reception and the Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards only. See the summit webpage for more details.

https://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/Pages/Conference.aspx

Registration includes the entire summit, Oregon Heritage Fellows presentation, reception, and the Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards Banquet. For details visit the summit webpage.

https://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/Pages/Conference.aspx

Registration includes the entire summit, Oregon Heritage Fellows presentation, reception, and the Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards Banquet. For details visit the summit webpage.

https://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/Pages/Conference.aspx

Join park rangers for an evening of owling! This evening program will begin with an indoor presentation about owls, followed by dissecting owl pellets and a nighttime guided walk in the woods to call for owls. Due to the nature of the event, the minimum recommended age for children is 5 years.

The Owl Prowls will take place in four different locations this year:

February 16: 6 pm at the Silver Falls Conference Center

March…

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An Introduction to Birding and Bird Identification

Watching and listening to birds in parks and around your home has been shown to reduce anxiety and stress and increase feelings of wellbeing and connection to nature. As a beginner, learning the species’ names of birds you see can be challenging. In this two part series, learn the basics of bird identification and then use them in the field the following morning while walking the trails…

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