Where is Oregon?
How well do you know of in the US? Oregon is located on the US West Coast, between the states of Washington and California. Some say that Oregon’s most beautiful region on the Pacific coast is – we agree of course!
The seven different regions of Oregon offer beach and sea, mountains, valleys, high desert, big cities, small picturesque villages and just about everything you could want yet.With 592 meters is the
- Crater Lake in Southern Oregon is the deepest lake in the United States.
- The Hells Canyon in northeastern Oregon is with 2408 meters the deepest canyon in North America that has ever been eroded by a river.
- The Malheur National Wildlife Refuge is the largest nature reserve with Sump fl and in the US.
- In Oregon, there are 13 ski areas, with a total of 400 ski runs in three different mountain ranges.
- The Oregon Caves National Monument is one of southern Oregon’s oldest attractions – here stalactites have formed in marble caves.
- The John Day Fossil Beds National Monument is one of the richest fossil areas of the world.
- Mountaineers from all over the world are attracted by the Smith Rock in Central Oregon, which is a particular challenge with its craggy surface.
- The Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge is the largest wintering ground for bald eagles in the United States.
With a length of around 643 kilometers from east to west and 579 kilometers from north to south Oregon is so great that a number of smaller states would fit into it. To facilitate visitors find their way, we have divided our country into seven regions. You can view a part of it or all visit only – of course we recommend the latter. We also find that the classification helps the specific highlight of each region.
Whether it is your first or tenth visit to Oregon, here are some facts are listed to know this impressive state closer.
DID YOU KNOW THAT…
- Oregon with an area of 156 223 square kilometers of the tenth largest US state is?
- Oregon has 3.7 million inhabitants? Half of them live in or around Portland.
- Oregon has no sales tax?
- You may not even fill up at gas stations Oregon? Enjoy the free service!
Within the federal limits all soil types are represented in Oregon that exist in the world.
Oregon has more than 5900 registered campsites, 230 state parks and 13 national forests.
The highest elevation of Oregon is the 3427 m high Mt. Hood, the sea level is the lowest point.
There are more than 6,000 lakes and a total of 180,246 kilometers flowing waters.
Almost half of Oregon is covered by forests – about 12 million hectares.
In Oregon, there are 16 hot springs, which are known to date.
HISTORY AND CULTURE
Oregon has four National Historic Trails and 14 National Historic Districts.
There are more than 7,000 bridges in Oregon, which covered 50 – called Covered Bridges.
Along the coast are nine lighthouses and there is a lightship.
GOOD TO KNOW…
- There are 17 ghost towns in Oregon.
- The hazelnut is the official “state Nut” Oregon. The entire American hazelnut crop comes from this country.
- The “State Fruit” is the bulb – it is the best selling tree fruit of the land.
- In 2010 849 wineries were counted, situated on a total of 8296 hectares of land.
There are seven wonders – and not one of them is located in Oregon. Presumably, those who have created this list, not yet visited our beautiful state. They never Mount Hood or the majestic Columbia River Gorge witnessed, never explored the Oregon coast. The colorful rock strata of the Painted Hills, the towering rock formations of volcanic ash of Smith Rock State Park and the Alpine mountain ranges of Wallowas were (apparently) also overlooked.
Even Crater Lake, the deepest lake in the United States, is missing from the list. So, dear world out there – we saw your miracle. And we take the challenge – with our own seven wonders. We invite you to our miracle not only to see but to experience it. Our miracles are not only fantastic photo opportunities.
In order to have really seen, you need out of the car to get out in the middle go you in, and they feel beneath your feet. And always remember: All that is Oregon. Here you have all possibilities to make your own personal holiday experience and our wonder to discover.