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Fort Rock Cave Tours
The Fort Rock Basin is a vital part of Native American history and life. Fort Rock Cave is near Fort Rock State Natural Area and is the site of the instrumental archaeological discovery of sagebrush bark sandals. Fort Rock Cave is a National Heritage site and is open only to the public by state park guided tour. Join us in learning about Fort Rock Cave’s lasting legacy. Tours take approximately 2 hours. Register online with Oregon State Parks.
Kam Wah Chung Museum Tours
Once a general store, a doctor’s office, and a center of Chinese social and religious life, it is now one of the most unusual museums you will find anywhere. Kam Wah Chung (translates to “Golden Chinese Outpost”) & Co. is a one-of-a-kind property. Built in 1865, the building’s earliest customers were primarily Chinese residents of Canyon City and the John Day area who were attracted by work generated by eastern Oregon’s gold strikes of the period. Some chronicles suggest it served travelers as a trading post. Register online at Oregon State Parks.
Circles in the Sand
Draw location: Face Rock Viewpoint in Bandon, OR | The intention of Circles in the Sand is to share love, joy and kindness. Team Circles creates sand labyrinths surrounded by intricate designs and artwork. We invite everyone to enjoy a walk on the sand path. Visit the Circles in the Sand website for details.
Rhododendron Sunday – Mother’s Day
Rhododendron Sunday/Mother’s Day at Shore Acres State Park – May 8, 2022 - Treat mom and family to a delightful day at Shore Acres south of Charleston, Oregon. In the garden, members of the Southwestern Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society will have a display of cut blooms and will be available to answer your questions about rhodies. The park is open from 8 am to dusk and the Garden House will be open from 11am-4 pm with refreshments provided by the Friends of Shore Acres.
State Parks Centennial Celebration
A hundred years ago, state parks were barely an idea in Oregon, little more than patches of roadside greenery. A 5-acre donation in 1922 — setting aside a special place for everyone — became Oregon’s first official state park. Today, the state park system comprises 254 park properties and more than 100,000 acres.
A community picnic at Oregon’s first state park, Sarah Helmick State Recreation Site in Monmouth, is set for State Parks Day June 4, 2022. Additional events will be scheduled throughout the state and posted on the Oregon State Parks event calendar.
Rose Sunday – Father’s Day
Rose Sunday/Father’s Day at Shore Acres State Park – June 19, 2022 - Treat dad and family to a delightful day at Shore Acres. In the Garden House, members of the Southwestern Oregon Rose Society will have a display of cut roses and information about growing roses. The park is open from 8 am to dusk and the Garden House will be open from 11am-4 pm with refreshments provided by the Friends of Shore Acres.
Lincoln City Summer Kite Festival
Held on the beach at the D River State Recreation Site, the annual Summer Kite Festival is a longstanding family vacation tradition. Experience two days of kite-flying activities and let your heart soar. Learn more
Fall Kite Festival
Held on the beach at the D River State Recreation Site, the annual Fall Kite Festival is a longstanding family vacation tradition. Experience two days of kite-flying activities and let your heart soar! Get details for this event