Celebrating 100 Years of Oregon State Parks

When Oregon Trail pioneer Sarah Helmick donated part of her family homestead for use as a park, she accomplished more than her simple goal of preserving a place of great beauty for future generations. By donating acreage along the Luckiamute River in Polk County, she did something so much bigger—Sarah shared a visionary idea that eventually turned into our state park system.

Today, Oregon State Parks consist of more than 250 parks, heritage sites, waysides, and recreation areas. These are the places of iconic beauty that bring out Oregonians’ passions—passion for the environment, for recreation, for contemplation, and for the landscapes that make Oregon, well, Oregon.

This year marks the Oregon State Parks Centennial. We’re proud to continue to support our second-to-none state parks system with Oregon Lottery funds. Because of your lottery play, our parks are ready to continue to serve us all into their next century.


State Parks, Heritage Sites, Recreation Areas and More

Fan of 3 collectible state parks Scratch-its

Oregon State Parks Scratch-its!

To celebrate the Oregon State Parks Centennial, we’re offering three highly collectible State Park Scratch-its, one each for Wallowa Lake, Silver Falls and Smith Rock. Find your favorite or collect all three! They’re at a retailer near you.

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Kayaker using the accessible Kayak Launch at Milo McIver State Park

Milo McIver State Park

Middle North Falls, Silver Falls State Park

Silver Falls State Park

A man sits on shore and contemplates Lake Wallowa

Wallowa Lake State Park

Oregon State Capitol in late summer

State Capitol State Park

A woman walks across a field at Sarah Helmick State Park

Sarah Helmick State Recreation Site

illustration of state parks campsite

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Want to see all the State Parks grants and loans supported by Lottery dollars in your county? Or even across the state?

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