Here in Oregon, we are passionate about our state’s air, land and water, the natural splendor is nothing short of inspirational. Our natural resources, environment and scenery are a wonderful legacy, a source of incredible pride and countless hours of exploration and adventure.
There are 197 Oregon State Parks that embody that wonderful legacy with locations in every corner of our breathtaking state, an everyday reminder of the things that make Oregon great.
At the Oregon Lottery we are proud to support that wonderful legacy with valuable funding. Funding that keeps adding new parks, the ocean shores clean, the trails safe, the waterways flowing, the heritage in place, the wildlife thriving, visitors feeling the renewal of nature and so much more. Our state parks are some of the most popular in the US with more than 40 million combined visits per year.
The Oregon Lottery is a big part of contributing toward what we all experience daily from Oregon’s State Parks.
Oregon State Parks
The mission of the Oregon State Parks department is to provide and protect outstanding natural, scenic, cultural, historic and recreational sites for the enjoyment and education of present and future generations. The department operates Oregon's state parks through a headquarters staffed in Salem and field regions. It is also responsible for Oregon's Recreation Trails, the Ocean Shores Recreation Area, Scenic Waterways and the Willamette River Greenway. For a wealth of information about a park near you, or all over Oregon, simply click or tap to visit the Oregon State Park's website.
Smith Rock State Park
Just outside Bend, the 650 acre Smith Rock State Park protects a sanctuary of majestic rock spires that rise above the winding Crooked River. Many believe that Smith Rock is named in honor of John Smith a Linn County lawman or Pvt. Volk Smith a soldier who fell to his death in the park during a battle with the Northern Paiute in 1863. Average annual attendance at the park numbers more than 750,000 visits, to see all there is to offer and learn more, view the video, follow this link or download the brochure.