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North Fork John Day River

The North Fork John Day River means a lot of things to a lot of people. To river rafters it means rapids that are…

Home in the John Day River Territory

written by Joni Kabana on June 13th, 2016

I wish I could say that moving to an isolated rural area in the John Day River Territory a few years ago took a lot of…

North Fork John Day River Trail

The area is signed. Limited parking, toilets, and maintained Campground is located near the trailhead. The 23 miles of…

Ride the Painted Hills Scenic Bikeway

written by Jen Anderson on September 7th, 2016

Oregon is full of breathtaking bike routes, from rocky coastlines to winding hills, lava buttes to forest trails. But…

Pup in Tow on the Painted Hills Scenic Bikeway

written by Allison Miles on August 10th, 2016

Whirring bicycle wheels and the steady gnawing of puppy teeth against a rawhide bone merge into a peaceful rhythm as I…

Wide-Open Country at Cottonwood State Park

written by Jen Anderson on July 21st, 2016

With 8,000 acres of rugged terrain vertical cliffs carved by the John Day River, deep canyons and rocky grasslands…

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Fossil Motel & RV Park

105 First St. Fossil, OR 97830

Whether you're hunting for fossils, looking for relaxation, rafting, fishing, hunting, exploring our landscapes…

Pine Shadows Getaway Resort

25923 Green Haven Road Prairie City, OR 97869

Pine Shadows is one of the best-kept secrets of Grant County in Eastern Oregon and has been described as a "secret…

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Twickenham Vacation Rental

38912 S. Twickenham Road Mitchell, OR 97750

This unique house offers stunning 360ºviews of the John Day River, layers of basalt rim rock, wildlife, hay farms,…

Potamus Point

Potamus Canyon Wild and Scenic North Fork John Day, OR 97856

South of the Umatilla National Forest, Potamus Point offers a magnificent canyon view of the Wild and…

Thomas Orchards

44719 Kimberly-Long Creek Highway Kimberly, OR 97848

The fruit stand at Kimberly has long served those who enjoy making the scenic drive to stock up on locally grown fruit.…

Red House Ranch

12905 Buckhorn Lane Condon, OR 97823

Camp on a historic ranch along the John Day River, with access to hiking, rafting, fishing and rugged…

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Cottonwood Canyon State Park

99989 OR-206 Wasco, OR 97065

The new Cottonwood Canyon State Park is set in a landscape of enormous vistas marked by towering buttes and cliffs,…

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Go With the Flow

written by Eileen Garvin on April 29th, 2015

Spring runoffmakesrivers flows strong. For some early season boating, check out the rivers in sunny Central Oregon…

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Spring Biking in Eastern Oregon

written by Eileen Garvin on March 11th, 2015

Find your next biking adventure in Eastern Oregon, home to four Scenic Bikeways, full backroad itineraries with TREO…

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7 Wonders of Oregon: Painted Hills

written by Emily Forsha on February 24th, 2015

When you travel to the Painted Hills, you can see millions of years of history revealed in the layers of mountains of…

Oregon Territory Expeditions

13642 NW Riverview Drive Portland, OR 97231

Ecological Tours of the Columbia and John Day River Basins including geology, cultural and natural history.…

Clyde Holliday State Park

59500 U.S. 26 Mt. Vernon, OR 97865

Think of Clyde Holliday State Recreation Site as an oasis. Its tall, willowy cottonwood trees provide shade and…

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Road Trip: Fossil and Condon

written by Eileen Garvin on September 29th, 2014

Sunshine looksdifferent on the hills of Eastern Oregon. It tucks away on the curves of the John Day River and in the…

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Family Weekend at the John Day Fossil Beds

written by Natalie Bennon on September 10th, 2014

It is 10 o’clock at night. I am standing outside in the dark, holding a three-year-old. It’s way past his bedtime.…

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1188 Brewing Comany

141 E. Main Street John Day, OR 97845

In the heart of John Day River Territory and very near the Painted Hills – one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon –…

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Accessible Trails

written by Eileen Garvin on March 12th, 2014

Oregon’s natural beauty is here for everyone. Our rushing waterfalls, verdant hiking trails and scenic viewpoints…

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Cottonwood Canyon State Park

written by Grant McOmie on October 20th, 2013

When you explore Oregon, be prepared to enjoy new adventures at each turn of the trail and discover unique treasure in…

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Eastern Oregon on Two Wheels

written by Robbie McClaran on February 28th, 2013

I’m here at the start of a four-day tour of my favorite part of Oregon, from the eastern slope of the Cascades to the…

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Riding the Old West Scenic Bikeway

written by Laura Crawford on August 29th, 2012

There’s a little-known secret about cycling in Oregon: Some of the best riding in the state isn’t in Portland or…

I would like to visit Eastern Oregon. I know it is very remote, so I would like to know the places to see by car. I plan for 3-4 days on the road, after which I will return to Portland. Any suggestions on where to go?

Eastern Oregon is off the beaten path, but you’ve planned the right amount of time for exploring it by car. There are several incredible summer routes, depending on how far you want to venture and your interests. Here are two dramatic driving ro…

I will be traveling from Portland to Baker City and want to take 2 days for the trip. I love art/sculpture, local crafts, scenery and small towns. Can you suggest a good overnight point for my first night?

I recommend a driving route on the Old West Highway (26) that will take you over Mt Hood, through small towns along Highway 26 and along the scenic John Day River directly to Baker City. The total driving time is about 7 hours. For your first nigh…

Big Bend BLM Campground

Kimberly, OR 97848

Campground on the North Fork John Day River, two miles northeast of Kimberly toward Monument. (No water…

Dunstan Homestead Preserve

Prairie City, OR 97869

Four and one-half miles of the Middle Fork John Day River on this former ranch are being restored to provide spawning…

We are in Roseburg & want to go to Eastern Oregon beyond Crater Lake and head north towards Ione with our travel trailer. We like hiking and biking too. Where should we stop and what should we see on the way?

If you go north from Crater Lake toward Bend on 97, you can then head east on Highway 26. You will pass through wonderful small towns between Prineville and Mitchell as well as plenty of campgrounds and hiking options in the Ochoco National Forest. …

Rim Trail

RIM TRAIL IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION AND INCOMPLETE. Trail is estimated to be ready for use in 2004.

John Day Lock And Dam, Lake Umatilla

Many recreation opportunities are available along the shores of Lake Umatilla and on the John Day River, such as…

Black Canyon Trail

This generally moderate scenic trail parallels Owl Creek and Black Canyon Creek for the length of the wilderness,…

My wife and I will be traveling by car from Boise to Portland along I-84 in June. We have two or three days for the journey. What highlights do you recommend we consider?

As you may know, the trip from Boise to Portland is roughly a 7-hour car ride, direct. But I have a different idea for you that will take you a bit longer, but what sights and scenery you will see! First, you may want to plan a few hours in downto…

Fossil – Twickenham – Service Creek

You won’t find much flat road on this scenic, twisting ride, but you’ll find the stark beauty of craggy…

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Meet Ask Oregon Ambassador David Johnson

written by Rhiannon West Chamberlain on November 9th, 2011

Editor’s Note: We recently unveiled Ask Oregon, a program that allows travelers to ask “Oregon Experts&…

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Oregon Rolls Out Five New Scenic Bikeways

written by Eileen Garvin on September 30th, 2011

Roadies rejoice! In September, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department announcedfive new scenic bikeways. The 132…

Oregon Rolls Out Five New Scenic Bikeways

written by Eileen Garvin on September 30th, 2011

Roadies rejoice! In September, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department announced five new scenic bikeways. The 132…

Sheep Rock

Journey Through Time Scenic Byway

  • Distance: 286 M / 460 Km
  • Minimum Driving Time: 8-10 Hours
  • Best Time to Drive: Year Round

Uncommonly rich in history, the Byway reveals tales of pioneers, towns boomed and busted and creatures that wandered…

North Fork John Day

Elkhorn Drive Scenic Byway

  • Distance: 106 M / 171 Km
  • Minimum Driving Time: 3-5 Hours
  • Best Time to Drive: Summer And Fall

The 100-mile loop skirts ghost towns, historic gold mines and gold mining cabins, with the enchanting beauty of the…

Blue Mountains

Blue Mountain Scenic Byway

  • Distance: 145 M / 233 Km
  • Minimum Driving Time: 3-4 Hours (There Are No Stations Between Heppner And Granite. Don't Let Your Tank Get Too Low)
  • Best Time to Drive: Spring And Fall; Summer Days Can Be Quite Hot And Winter Snows Close The Byway At Higher Elevations

Back through pioneer history, up through the incredible scenery. An alternative to I-84 for east-west travelers between…

Service Creek Lodge LLC

38686 Hwy 19 Fossil, OR 97830

SPECIAL DEAL The Ultimate Getaway Group Lodging Experience There is no better way to experience the Old West than by…

Ouzel Outfitters

63043 Sherman Road Bend, OR 97701

Since 1979 Ouzel Outfitters has offered the finest guided whitewater adventures for families, friends, individuals…

Mah-Hah Outfitters Inc

301 West Main Street Fossil, OR 97830

Welcome to John Day River fishing! We are Mah-Hah outfitters and we offer fishing and hunting trips on the John Day…

Arrowhead River Adventures

720 Greenleaf Dr Eagle Point, OR 97524

Whitewater rafting on the Rogue Upper Klamath Rivers. Fish for Chinook (King) salmon, steelhead or trout, multi day…

Cut Across Trail

This trail travels through a young pine stand and up a short hill. Tread is rough, rock, and narrow most of the way and…

Glade Creek Trail

The trail may be difficult to follow the first mile from the trailhead and can be hazardous to ford the N. Fork John…

Nipple Butte Trail

This scenic trail offers a number of outstanding vistas from rocky crags and cliffs overlooking a great deal of the…

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