Forever Oregon – Celebrating Oregon State Parks

Born in Oregon

Forever Oregon

The "Forever Oregon" blanket by Pendleton Woolen Mills

Get more information here: Forever Oregon

This limited-edition wool blanket honors our home state’s park system. In this design, Mt. Hood watches over a reflective lake flanked by forests, with geometric patterns honoring Oregon’s original inhabitants. Medallions for 12 beloved state parks are bordered by stripes in colors that echo their landscapes.

Purchase of this blanket helps support the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department’s “Park Explorer Series,” which aims to remove barriers to outdoor recreation and encourage diversity. Projects include building trails accessible to all, and making camping possible for folks who may otherwise never get to try it.

The Featured Parks

Oregon has 361 state parks, and we could feature only 12. We would like to invite you along on a visual tour that just touches on their special features. Enjoy!

Smith Rock –

Smith Rock

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Fort Stevens – Wreck of the Peter Iredale

The wreck of the Peter Iredale in Fort Stevens State Park, Oregon.


Silver Falls –

Silver Falls State Park

(Source, Wikimedia Commons)  

Champoeg –

Newberg Bridge in CHampoeg State park

(Source, Wikimedia Commons)

Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park –

Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park

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Whale Watch

Whale watch, Oregon coast


Vista House at Crown Point –

A view of VIsta House with mountains in the background

(Source, Pixabay)

Vista House in the Columbia River Gorge –

Vista House overlooking the Columbia River Gorge

(Source, Wikimedia Commons)

Cape Meares –

Lighthouse at Cape Mears


Heceta Head –

Lighthouse at Heceta Head


Wallowa Lake –

Wallowa Mountains and Lake

(Source, Wikimedia Commons)

Detroit Lake –

Detroit Lake (low water)

(Source, Wikimedia Commons)

Devil’s Lake –

Devil's Lake

(Source, Wikimedia Commons)