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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
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
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
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
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
Mill Creek Falls
Multnomah Falls best in the morning so it will be in the shawdows.
Silver Falls State Park east of
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
Oregon Coast Aquarium
historic bay front
O. Hatfield Marine Science Center
Yaquina Bay State Park tidepools!!
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
Sea Lion Caves
Oregon Dunes National Rec area has wildflowers, beach access, and Rhododendrons
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
Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge - excellent!! there is a hike to 2 waterfalls - Golden Falls and Silver
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
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.
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