Fall Park activities, what park visitors are saying, and tribute eCards
Fall Park activities, what park visitors are saying, and tribute eCards
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Adventure Out for Fall Colors in Oregon

Dear Friend,
If you are looking for stunning fall foliage in Oregon, your best bet is to get out in mid-October. This is when the maples, birch, aspen, and ash will be turning yellow and the dogwoods and vine maples turn red. We've compiled a list of activities for hikers, bikers, and road-trippers that you can do this fall. Read the full article

September Featured Park:
Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Viewpoint

The Heceta Head lighthouse is one of the most photographed on the Oregon coast. First operated in 1894, it remains in operation to this day. It stands over 200' above the Pacific Ocean on a rocky cliff about 12 miles north of Florence, off Highway 101.
Heceta Head is an ideal location to see whales during the winter and spring migrations. You can hike from the lighthouse to the Carl G. Washburne campground and beach on a 7-mile hiking trail that is part of the Oregon Coast Trail.
Between 2003 and 2006, Oregon Parks Forever helped raise needed funds for restoration of the Heceta lighthouse along with other lighthouses along the Oregon coast, all of which were suffering from deferred maintenance at the time.
Oregon Parks Forever needs members to help us continue to enhance and preserve our natural areas. Would you consider making a donation today? 
Donate to Oregon Parks Forever

Here’s what people are saying about Oregon Parks

We really enjoyed hearing the stories people shared about their recent park experiences here in Oregon. People love our parks, and it shows! Here are a few of the things people shared with us. If you are able, would you help support our parks with a donation today?
Wallowa Lake State Park
“I just love the “feel” of this park! It’s near a lot of activities that we like to do. The staff/Rangers were always so friendly and helpful. WE WILL BE BACK!"
Many parks along the coast
“Loved having the employees at the tide pools to ask questions! They were knowledgeable and friendly and really made my experience better."
South Beach State Park
“We love to yurt camp as my husband uses a wheelchair. I love that the beach is so close.”
Lava Lake – Deschutes National Forest
“Magical, rejuvenating and soul healing.”
Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area
“The park was beautiful, campsites clean and not crowded, lovely hiking trails, saw orchids in the forest, best interpretive program given by a knowledgeable ranger. This was the best park experience we've perhaps ever had. Oregon Parks ROCK!!! After this stay we went down the coast to South Beach near Newport and it was a great experience also!”

New: Send an eCard with your Tribute Gift

Now, when making tribute donations on the Oregon Parks Forever website, you have the option to send an e-card to the honoree when making your contribution. Your e-card can be customized with your choice of image and a personalized message. Is there someone special you would like to honor today?
Send an eCard Tribute Gift

Upcoming Park Events

Music in Nature: Have you missed going to musical performances in the last year due to Covid?  The last performance of the “In a Landscape“ concert series is being held on Saturday, September 4th at Sumpter Valley Dredge. Listen to classical pianist Hunter Noack through wireless headphones while enjoying the natural scenery. More info or tickets
Finder's Keepers Glass Floats: Celebration of Honor: If you are going to be in the Lincoln City area, keep an eye out for glass floats! 50 red, white, and blue floats will be distributed on the beaches between September 15th and 18th. More details
National Public Lands day: Enjoy free entrance to National Parks on September 25th, in celebration of this day to promote volunteer efforts in our parks. Visit the NPS website for more information and links to volunteer events and other ways to celebrate.
See more upcoming events on the Oregon Parks Forever Parks Calendar.
In Gratitude for your support,
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Oregon Parks Forever is a statewide, member-supported nonprofit dedicated to raising funds to enhance and preserve special places and experiences in Oregon's parks. www.orparksforever.org.
Oregon Parks Forever
503-966-1283 | administrator@orparksforever.org.
1501 SW Jefferson St. Portland, OR 97201
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