Tours/Events

Paddle with our interpretive staff and learn about the flora and fauna of this special area along the Williamson River. Allow up to 3 hours for the tour, including pre-launch gear setup and post-launch check in. Kayak, paddle and PFD provided. Minimum age:  Children 8 – 11 must ride with an adult in a tandem kayak, 12 - 17 may ride in a single – all children must be accompanied by an adult…

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Fire Safety and S’mores!

L.L. Stub Stewart State Park

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Join a Park Ranger for a hands-on presentation and learn all about camp fire safety, and the proper techniques for starting a successful camp fire. Event will take place at the Dairy Creek West Campground Loop amphitheater fire pit located between site 17 and the tenting area.

Pets are welcome to join but must be on a leash no longer than six feet. Children must be accompanied by a parent or gaurdian.

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Kayak interp tours

Prineville Reservoir State Park

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Description: The sweeping hillsides and cliffsides of Prineville Reservoir create a stunning backdrop for our guided kayak tour. Paddle with our interpretive staff and learn about local geology, area history, Water cycle and the plants and animals of the High Desert. Allow up to 3 hours for the tour, including pre-launch gear setup and post-launch check in. Kayak, paddle and PFD provided (you must use our gear). Minimum age:  Children 8 &ndash…

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Come and see antique and modern logging trucks from the Klamath Basin, Central Oregon, Rogue Valley and Northern California at the Collier Logging museum. We will have multiple food vendors and live music performed by Cherry Wine.

Event is free to the public. Saturday, July 20th from 10am to 3pm.

Night Sky Over Cottonwood Canyon

Cottonwood Canyon State Park

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Sure to make your bucket list of camping memories, please join us at one of Oregon’s darkest places for an evening of stargazing with ranger staff from Oregon State Parks and Rose City Astronomers (RCA) volunteers at beautiful Cottonwood Canyon State Park!  Volunteer astronomers will help visitors find various objects of interest in the night sky throughout the evening. You will be in awe at the beauty of a truly amazing night…

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Join Oregon State Parks for a night of stargazing during the peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower. Come out to Dexter State Park off Hwy. 58 on 8/10/24 at 8pm. Ranger Steve Hancock will give a short talk about meteor showers at 8:15pm and then we will search the sky for meteors. Bring a blanket to lay on, a red flashlight (red helps you keep your night vision) and any snacks and…

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Summer Plant ID Walk

L.L. Stub Stewart State Park

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Meet at the Discovery Depot Visitor Center at 10am. Join a Park Ranger for a guided hike focused on exploring the wonderful world of summer in the pacific northwest! Learn about how plants survive the heat, and the seasonal cycle of wildflowers, and native edible species.

Pets are welcome to join but must be on a leash no longer than six feet. Children must be accompanied by a parent or gaurdian.

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Join a Park Ranger on a guided bicycle ride down the Banks-Vernonia State Trail! Explore the history of the Banks-Vernonia corridor from the depths of ancient oceans to the building of the rail road to the present day. Learn about local plants, animals, and ecology while getting some exercise in the great outdoors!

Participants must bring their own bikes and helmets. Be advised that the trailhead has no running water. Bring full water…

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