Oregon National Parks
The road to California carried over 250,000 gold-seekers & farmers to the gold fields & rich farmlands of California during the 1840's and 1850's - the greatest mass migration in American history. More than 1,000 miles of trail ruts and traces can still be seen in the vast undeveloped west - reminders of the sacrifices, struggles, and triumphs of early American travelers and settlers.
It is hard for visitors to forget their first view of Crater Lake. With stunning cliffs towering over 2,000 feet above, the lake is tranquil, stunning, and a must-see for all who find beauty in the outdoors.
After the Lewis and Clark Expedition reached the Pacific Ocean, they camped here on Oregon's coastline in the winter of 1805-06.
John Day River valley features a well-preserved fossil record of plants and animals, spanning more than 40 of the 65 million years of the Age of Mammals.
In their search for a water route to the Pacific Ocean, Lewis & Clark opened a window onto the west for the young United States.
Preserves sites in Oregon and Washington associated with the arrival and winter encampment of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in the lower Columbia River area in the winter of 1805-1806, following its successful crossing of the North American Continent.
The 38 sites of the park in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington preserve and interpret the history of the Nez Perce people.
As the harbinger of America's westward expansion, the Oregon Trail was the pathway to the Pacific for fur traders, gold seekers, missionaries and others.
Features an active marble cave with intricate flowstone formations and a remnant old-growth coniferous forest.