Are you kind of sick of being cooped up at home? We kinda sorta definitely are! But while COVID-19 has upended so many things about our daily lives, there’s a silver lining. Nature is most definitely NOT closed for business. And after a period of temporary closures, most Oregon parks are open and waiting for you to get out, once and for all, safely.
So if you’re craving some green grass and green parks, check out our list of favorite Oregon parks, woods, and sandy beaches where you can stretch out, chill out, and let your worries drop away…
Our Favorite Parks
Lewis and Clark State Recreation Park
This park is great for some near by picnicking, rock climbing and one of the most popular swimming spots on the Sandy River is adjacent to the park, as well as a public boat launch. A trail climbs the cliffs to Broughton’s Bluff.
Let’s head to the beach!
Tokatee Klootchman State Natural Site
This beautiful park is just south of Yachts, Oregon with glorious views and a great escape for whale watching or for picking agates.
Silver Falls State Park
Great for some real green spaces, this park offers south falls day-use, great for swimming, with easy access to the falls by walking behind. Winter Falls trailhead, North falls trailhead, 214 trailhead, and the Howard creek day-use also offers guided horseback riding, This park is endless in what it has to offer.
Powell Butte Nature Park
With its world class views right in our neighborhood, this one is a must see, with 612 acres of trails to explore, convenient parking lot and restrooms at the start of the trailhead. Whether you’re a mountain biker, jogger or just out to stretch your legs, it’s great. We recommend snapping a photo at the start of the trailhead…it can get a bit confusing.
Now these are just a few spots check out the full list of parks now open
Before you go check out these stunning jewels Oregon has to offer, come into Greeley Gallery and grab a pack of our in-house joints or go big with a $110.00 ounce!