See the best of Oregon on this awesome day trip to Toketee Falls and Umpqua Hot Springs. Located near Crater Lake National Park, just South of Bend this may be Oregon's most beautiful waterfalls. The hot springs are so relaxing!
Opal Creek in Oregon Visiting Opal Creek is a must for anyone who enjoys exploring rugged and wild forest. Named after the wife of an early Forest Service ranger, Roy Elliot, Opal Creek is home to eight hiking trails, which take in sights such as five lakes and no fewer than 50 waterfalls. The 20,746-acre site is best visited between April and October and those who want to experience the wilderness up close and personal can even camp overnight at the site too.
Roundup of free camping sites in WA & OR if you're looking for a frugal option for camping, with resources to public lands as well as options for free passes as well for foster parents, disabled veterans & more!
We continued down 101 with a stop for lunch at Pacific City (), a popular public beach with a massive 500-foot dune that the kids were eager to climb. For my money, it was a less attractive spot than Cannon Beach, if only because people are allowed to park their cars on the sand, marring the view. We continued on past Newport, site of the Oregon Coast Aquarium (541-867-3474, ), which we skipped. (It seems to get mostly raves on TripAdvisor.)Instead we passed through Yachats and made a pit…