Oregon State Parks

CAMP & RIDE: Champoeg State Heritage Area

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Set on the south bank of the Willamette River just southeast of Newberg is one of Oregon’s best kept secrets. When we stumbled upon Champoeg State Heritage Area during a day of Yamhill Valley wine tasting, I instantly wanted to curl up in one of their adorable yurts and listen to the bluebirds sing outside my window. […]

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Quick Escape: Cape Lookout State Park

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When a Florida family planning their Pacific Northwest vacation for this summer told me they’d rather skip the Oregon Coast, I had to ask why. Their reason? “There’s no national park, and we like real wilderness.” Ha, well. Needless to say, I changed their minds. Cape Lookout State Park is a scenic 90-minute drive from Portland, and comprises a […]

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