Oregon National Forest Maps

Oregon is an outdoorsman’s paradise.  The densely forested areas in the west and prairies in the east provide a home to a wide array of wildlife and outdoor opportunities.  The state’s most famous features include Mt Hood, Crater Lake and the wild Pacific Coast.  The Columbia River Gorge is a relatively short distance from the Portland area and allows for a wide range of activities from windsurfing to ice climbing, all in the same day.

Plentiful and fish-packed lakes and rivers make Oregon a fisherman's dream.  From the Columbia and Deschutes Rivers to Trillium and Crater Lake, there is no shortage or scenery or fish.

Depending on the year, the Cascades can have absolutely ridiculous amounts of snowfall or barely provide enough snowfall for the ski areas to stay open consistently.  Snowfall is possible at all the highest elevations year round and, as always, one needs to be prepared for rapid changes in weather when traveling in the mountains.

The state is basically divided in two.  The eastern two-thirds is high desert plateau and forested plateau with the western portion mainly being mountainous forest all the way to the coast.  The western portion is bisected by Oregon's urbanized I-5 corridor, home to cities such as Portland, Salem, Corvallis, Eugene, and Medford.  Like Washington, the border between the eastern and western sections is home to a high concentration of volcanic features such as Crater Lake, the Three Sisters (South Sister, Mt Multnomah and North Sister), Mt Jefferson, and Mt Hood.