Above Photo: Late afternoon view of the Pacific Ocean.
Above Photo: Dunes as seen from a trail just outside the campground.
Above photo: The Siuslaw River as it flows between the north and south jetties.
The objective on our mini spring road trip was to visit four Oregon State Parks that were new to us in eastern Oregon, none of which take reservations. Yeah — mission accomplished!
Above Photo: The Kam Wah Chung State Heritage Site in John Day is well worth the visit. We didn't have a chance to see it this time around, but did visit it previously.
Above Photo: Observed on the banks of Camas Creek.
Above Photo: A view from the remaining upper pond at Bates State Park. The lower pond was filled in when the lumber mill was demolished.
During the winter months we love to snowshoe & cross-country ski (on non-groomed trail of course) in the area. Below are photos & maps of the places we frequent.
This State Park located on the John Day River has been on our bucket list for some time. This former working ranch is the second largest & newest park the in Oregon Park system. (note: newest park that offers camping).