NATURAL WONDERS CENTRAL OREGON
TO VISIT IN
Central Oregon offers fascinating volcanic geology, excellent outdoor recreation, and a whole lot of open space. Here are 5 highlights.
Explore a volcanic caldera and imagine an ancient lake in the middle of the Oregon Outback desert.
Enjoy relief from the summer heat inside lava tube caves, cold enough to hold ice even as outside temperatures soar.
One of the most famous natural wonders in Oregon, this volcanic caldera is the deepest lake in the United States and one of the clearest lakes in the world.
In this state park, an outdoor playground for hikers, bikers, and rock climbers, the Crooked River flows through a canyon of compressed volcanic ash.
JOHN DAY FOSSIL BEDS
This national monument offers three different units showcasing Central Oregon's geology, including fossil exhibits, Sheep Rock, and the famous Painted Hills.
For more detail and other places to see in Central Oregon, visit exploringwild.com