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Southern Oregon Coast has many places along the beaches.

Columbia River Gorge I would highly recommend it is on the Oregon/Washington border just east of Portland.  It's a very scenic area, with dozens of waterfalls easily accessible, several waterfalls are literally just off the road

Cape Sebastian

Umpqua River area

Silver Falls State Park don't miss South Falls and Upper North Falls

Heceta Head Lighthouse

Covered Bridges, Oregon has more than 50 covered bridges (almost all in very good shape and in use as vehicular bridges), mostly south of Portland in the Willamette Valley on either side and fairly near Interstate 5.

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument there are three sections of the park Clarno, Sheep Rock and Painted Hills.  I like the Painted Hills area the best.

Steptoe Butte, a 3,000 foot quartz dome with a 360 degree view of the countryside. Great for sunrise and sunset. Day Fossil Beds National Monument. the Columbia Gorge Scenic Highway

Toketee Falls

Crater Lake NP

Three Sisters mountains make some great scenic

Take the ski lift to the top of Mt. Bachelor.  Great views of the 3 Finger Jack and the Sisters with a lake in the foreground.

Mount Thielson area

Mayer State Park-Rowena Crest

Tom McCall Nature Preserve

Mt. Bailey with Diamond Lake in the foreground

Rogue River Gorge Union Creek just north of town

Samuel Boardman State Park

Elk Lake from the south beach in the Deschutes National Forest with a view of South Sister

Bandon famous for bird species and marsh area wildlife

Winchester Bay

Wizard Falls on the Metolius River

Three-Fingered Jack mountain.

Fort Rock area southeast of Bend, Oregon nice old barns and wildlife

Smith Rock State Park

Thundering Falls east of Roseburg many waterfalls

Mill Creek Falls

Multnomah Falls best in the morning so it will be in the shawdows.

Silver Falls State Park east of Salem

Oregon Caves National Monument in Cave Junction

Macks Canyon the Lower Deschutes River

Lake Billy Chinook

Tori Mor, Sokol Blosser, Argyle, Duck Pond and Erath wineries

Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge

Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge

Oswald West State Park There¹s a waterfall that drops right onto the beach

Cannon Beach great sunset shots Haystack Rock (sunrise and sunset) and The Needles sea stacks

Ecola State Park - both with outrageous beach views. Many pullouts along road and trails for photo ops. follow the road to the end at Indian Beach for sunsets and a view of more sea stacks, one of which has an arch in it. If it¹s a foggy or overcast day, head up into the forest on Clatsop Loop Trail

Three Capes Scenic Route

Lighthouses: Cape Meares; Tillamook Rock - you can walk to Cape Meares and take a tour. Also a special nature walk with an unusual tree.

Fort Clatsop National Monument

Astoria Column for outstanding views

North of Newport is a great lighthouse just late afternoon or late morning.

E. E. Wilson refuge near Corvallis

Oakland small town full of historic buildings

Richmond in the central area has many old building to photograph.

Cascade Head Preserve (known for great trails, rare butterflies, wildflowers and outstanding views

Otter Crest Loop - outstanding views; Mo's seafood cafe; Otter Rock; beach trails; Otter Crest Resort; "Devils Punchbowl" and Cape Foulweather great view, wildflowers and birds

Nye Beach

Agate Beach

Oregon Coast Aquarium

historic bay front

Mark O. Hatfield Marine Science Center

Yaquina Bay State Park tidepools!!

Yaquina Bay Lighthouse.

Yachats: drive the Ocean Road, a one mile long road with ocean views. To get there go South of the town of Yachats, turn west on "Yachats Ocean Road" from US Hwy 101. There are lots of pullouts for photography; beach access with tidepools, blow holes, whale watching areas. Great for sunsets. Also birds, plants and other wildlife.

Cape Perpetua area: tide pools, ancient spruce forest, seashells, wildflowers, great views

Devils Elbow State Park

Heceta Head lighthouse- many good places to photograph, including a couple pullouts south of the turnoff.

Sea Lion Caves

Oregon Dunes National Rec area has wildflowers, beach access, and Rhododendrons everywhere.

Darlintonia State Natural Site has Cobra Lily (carnivorous plant)

Sweet Creek Trail which is east of Florence on Hwy 126 towards the town of Mapleton. Between Florence and Mapleton (11 miles west of Mapleton) which leads to 11 waterfalls that range in height from 5 to 90 feet!

Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area - 100 to 150 head of Roosevelt Elk here.

Umpqua River Lighthouse

South Slough National Estuarian Preserve: black bear, black-tailed deer, over 150 kinds of birds, over 4700 acres of freshwater wetlands; coyotes, beavers, seals and bald eagles. to get there take Cape Arago Highway off of highway 101.

Shore Acres State Park - Must see!!! get shots of the waves crashing the rocks along the shore also botanical gardens.

Cape Arago State Park and lighthouse: hiking trails, photo ops, tide pools, beach access, good whale watching, sea lions

Old town Bandon: old fishing village

Coquille River Lighthouse sunset or sunrise

West Coast Game Park

Face Rock State Park tide pools, beach access

Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge don't miss Coquille Point - turn west on 11th street in Bandon

Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge - excellent!! there is a hike to 2 waterfalls - Golden Falls and Silver Falls

Rogue River jet boats go up the river for outstanding photo ops of bears, deer, eagles, etc)

Banana Belt" of Oregon - 90% of US Easter Lilies are grown here just before the boarder of California just 5 miles from the Redwood Forests

Umatilla NWR

Cold Springs NWR

Crane Prairie Reservoir

Devils Punchbowl, Depoe Bay, Great photo opportunities for crashing waves, surfers and long range shots of seaside landscape. places to stay in Depoe Bay, Lincoln City or Newport. First pulloff N of Depoe Bay about one mile north. Early AM, Late PM.  Take a polarizer.

Wildlife Safari

Wild Flower Locations

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