Oregon’s Beautiful Wilderness

One of the best parts of being a traveler is that you get to discover majestic and postcard worthy places. Recently, I discovered a place that may not be as famous as other tourist spots but is definitely worthy of your time. Oregon is serene state on the West Coast of the United States. Inhabited by various Native American tribes a long time ago, this place is rich in culture and diversity.

Other than its people and culture, Oregon is also home to numerous natural wonders such as tranquil lakes, towering volcanoes, and lush forests. In this article, you will find out more about the Beaver State and the hidden wonders that it can offer.

If you want to experience Oregon’s extraordinary beauty away from crowds and tourists, Wanderlust Tours has some great options. You could go canoeing or kayaking on the breathtaking Cascade Lakes, climb an ancient volcano, or – if you’re up for it – head underground to explore Central Oregon’s wild lava caves. All tours are accompanied by knowledgeable and experienced Naturalist Guides who know a thing or two about these places.

Oregon – Nature Lover’s Haven

Oregon is blessed with a wide range of wilderness and natural parks ready to welcome local and foreign tourists. Most of these scenic spots offer a perfect place for relaxation for friends and the whole family. If you are planning to visit Oregon, here’s a list of some of Oregon’s beautiful wilderness:

Little Crater Lake

Crystal clear water surrounded by lavish vegetation – these are the words that best describe Little Crater Lake. Located in Mt Hood National Forest, this scenic lake is believed to have formed by the dissolution of siltstone along a fault line. It is located 3,300 feet above sea level and thus, water remains to be cold at 34 degrees all year round.

There are a lot of things that you can do to enjoy the wonders of Little Crater Lake. Hiking going to the lake is popular among backpackers and professional hikers. You can also catch your own meal by fishing in the nearby Timothy Lake. Lastly, the camping ground is a perfect place where you can spend the rest of day and enjoy the picturesque view.

Hells Canyon

Don’t be deceived by its name. This place is nothing like hell. In fact, you can even scream “I’m in heaven” when you see this natural wonder. Home to America’s deepest river gorge, this is considered to be Oregon’s Little Switzerland. It I quite a remote place but tourists and campers flock this area for obvious reasons.

What made the place deserving of its name is the fact that it is home to unbelievably crazy river rapids and peculiar rock formations. You and your friends will never run out of things to do. You may explore other areas within Hells Canyon such as Hat Point, Imnaha Wild and Scenic River, Hells Canyon Overlook, and the nearby Lord Flat.  Lodging houses, restaurants and stores are also present in the area to cater the needs of their guests.

Yaquina Head Lighthouse

Another place in Oregon worthy to be visited is the historic Yaquina Head Lighthouse. This 93-foot lighthouse was built in 1872 with 114 steps going up. This historic structure is also considered to be the state’s tallest operational lighthouse up to the present. Today, they lighthouse is still operational that lights automatically and powered by commercial power.

Aside from the Yaquina Head Lighthouse’s history, what will even captivate you is the amazing view of the Pacific Ocean a few feet away from the lighthouse. The frenzied waves and the cold breeze offers a different kind of ambiance perfect for soul searching and appreciating nature. To top it all off, you might want to stay a little bit longer towards the end of the day to witness its exquisite sun set.


There is no reason for you not to include Oregon as your next destination. Given how rich this state is when it comes to beautiful wilderness, it is hard to imagine why we are not hearing about them that much. But now that you are aware about these scenic spots, there’s no excuse for you to miss everything that Oregon has to offer.

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