A Guide To Exploring Modern-Day Oregon Trails

Sources of Oregon Travel Information

The regional tourism associations, chambers of commerce and visitors centers throughout the state will be happy to provide you with details on scenic attractions, accommodations and recreational opportunities in their areas. Call or write for more information - and look for the blue-and-white visitor information signs as you travel the state. The area code for Northern Oregon (Portland area) is 503, while the rest of the state is in the 541 area code.

U.S. Bureau of Land Management: The U.S. Bureau of Land Management manages 16 million acres in Oregon for multiple-uses. The land BLM manages ranges from forested mountains in western Oregon to high desert in eastern Oregon and everything in between.

These lands contain a diversity of unique places with breathtaking beauty and solitude. They provide resources and recreational opportunities that are vital to our quality of life. Many of the routes in this guide traverse these lands.

You're certain to find special places “to get away from it all” on BLM public lands. Places where you can follow the paths of native Americans, fur trappers, pioneers and buckaroos who created the legends and lore that make up the Spirit of the Old West.

Come visit your public lands in Oregon and discover unlimited outdoor adventures.

Visitor information is available by contacting the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, P.O. Box 2965, Portland, OR 97208, or call 503/280-7001.

U.S.D.A. Forest Service Pacific NW Region: The National Forests are truly “America's Great Outdoors!” More people recreate on the National Forests than anywhere else. The Pacific Northwest National Forests in Oregon are lands of great contrast, beauty, and productivity. They offer unlimited opportunities for outdoor recreation. You may choose from a float trip on the Snake River, North America's deepest gorge. Enjoy a scenic drive around snowcapped Mount Hood. Explore a rain forest of spruce and fir growing beside glacier-fed rivers. Or visit the surf-splashed coastline.

The U.S.D.A. Forest Service manages 15 million acres of National Forest and Grasslands in Oregon for multiple-uses. A variety of camping opportunities exist, ranging from secluded spots to high density recreation areas. Many campgrounds are open year round, but some only operate during peak season from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Forest Visitor Maps and additional information for planning your vacation are available by contacting the U.DS.D.A. Forest Service, 333 SW First Ave., Portland, OR 97204. 503/326-2877.

Regional Tourism Associations:

Central Oregon Recreation Association
P.O. Box 230, 63085 N. Hwy. 97, Bend, OR 97709
382-8334 (in Oregon) 800/800-8334 (outside Oregon)

Mt. Hood Recreation Association
P.O. Box 342, 65000 E. Hwy. 26, Welches, OR 97067

North Central Oregon Tourism Promotion Committee
901 E. 2nd St., The Dalles, OR 97058
296-6616 (in Oregon) 800/255-3385 (outside Oregon)

Eastern Oregon Visitors Association
490 Campbell St., Baker City, OR 97814
523-3356 (in Oregon) 800/523 1235 (USA and Canada)

Northwest Oregon Visitors Association
26 SW Salmon, Portland, OR 97204
222-2223 (in Oregon) 800/962-3700 (outside Oregon)

Oregon Coast Association
P.O. Box 87, Depoe Bay, OR 97341

Southern Oregon Visitors Association
P.O. Box 1645, Medford, OR 97501
779-4691 (in Oregon) 800/448-4856 (USA)

Willamette Valley Visitors Association
300 SW 2nd Ave., P.O. Box 965, Albany, OR 97321
800/526-2256 (USA)

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