Author Archives: the Oregon State Parks Team

Wolf Creek Inn now open


The historic Wolf Creek Inn north of Grants Pass has reopened for overnight stays. Built in the late 1800s as the Wolf Creek Tavern, the inn was closed the last two years during upgrades to the heating, air conditioning and fire-suppression systems. The restaurant remains closed.

The inn was a popular destination in the 1930s for famous Hollywood actors. Clark Gable visited the inn several times, and Orson Welles and Carole Lombard stayed there as well. Author Jack London completed his novel “Valley of the Moon” while staying at the inn.

The eight available rooms, each designed for two people, can accommodate up to four. Queen or twin rooms are both $80 per night, plus an $8 reservation fee.  Rooms are furnished with antique or antique replica furniture. Reservations are available through October 1. Visit the park web page for more information and a link to online reservations. You can also call 1-800-452-5687 to reserve.

Free, guided tours are also available. The tours are 45 minutes and begin at 11 a.m. each day. Visitors can register at the Oregon State Parks Store or at the inn front desk.

Queen or twin rooms available.

Rooms are $80 a night, plus $8 reservation fee.

A spring favorite — Mother’s Day Birding and Wildflower Festival


Join us Saturday and Sunday, May 13-14 for our 39th Annual Mother’s Day Birding and Wildflower Festival! More details and an event schedule will be posted here as we draw closer to the event, so be sure to check back!

via 39th Annual Mother’s Day Birding and Wildflower Festival — Discover Silver Falls

Let’s Go Camping schedule set for 2017


Want to learn how to pitch a tent?

We can teach you this summer at a “Let’s Go Camping” event at an Oregon State Park.  Along with mastering tent basics, you’ll learn how to build a campfire and set up a safe campsite. Watch experts cook a Dutch oven meal. Explore trails on guided wildlife and plant hikes. Bring the family for just $30.

How do I get more information or register?

Call the Oregon State Parks Reservation Center at (888) 953-7677 for registration information.

2017 Summer Season

June 16-18
L.L.Stub Stewart (Portland / Banks / Vernonia area)

June 30-July 2
Deschutes River (Columbia River Gorge – The Dalles area)

July 7-9
Cascadia (Willamette Valley – Sweet Home area)

July 14-16
Willamette Mission (Willamette Valley – Salem area)

July 21-23
Silver Falls (Willamette Valley – Silverton area)
Prineville Reservoir (Central Oregon – Prineville area)

July 28-30
Ainsworth (West Columbia River Gorge)

August 11-13
Milo McIver (Willamette Valley – Estacada area)

August 25-27
Champoeg (Willamette Valley – Newberg area)

September 8-10
Memaloose (Columbia River Gorge – The Dalles area)