National Parks / Natural World in Dorris

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Altamont
Nature Trails and a kids' fishing pond outside, exhibit room with fun interactive displays and a bird and squirrel watching window indoors. Really handicapped accessible features.
Jackson County
The crew at the Lost Creek Marina would like to welcome you aboard for Year-Round Fun in beautiful Southern Oregon. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Oregon
Trail
Nature never sleeps. It is always moving into balance. It is here, at Spirit of the Rogue Nature Center, that nature can be seen and experienced in new ways which capture the imagination, call to our sense of caring, and provide tools to understand t...
Crater Lake
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(64 Miles)
Crater Lake
Crater Lake - Like No Place Else on Earth Crater Lake has inspired people for hundreds of years. No place else on earth combines a deep, pure lake, so blue in color; sheer surrounding cliffs, almost two thousand feet high; two picturesque isl...
Cave Junction
The Butterfly Pavilion features butterfly species native to Josephine County including the Painted Lady, Mourning Cloak, and Western Monarch. Visitors to the Pavilion can walk among the butterflies inside a beautiful flight house - an experience tha...
Trees Of Mystery
(115 Miles)
Klamath
We are an 8/10ths of a mile groomed interpretive trail through the awe-inspiring Redwoods of Northern California. Part of the trail (The Trail of Tall Tales)is devoted to the myth and mythology of Paul Bunyan, America's larger-than-life logger from t...
Crescent City
The mission of the North Coast Nature Center is to make a connection between people and animals in order to inspire environmental stewardship. The North Coast Nature Center is a hands on, discovery museum featuring animals native to the northern...
Port Orford
Port Orford is a great place for prehistoric monsters. It's a genuine rain forest, sheltered in a small valley, mild in climate, drenched with rainfall; a place overrun with giant ferns, drippy mosses, and black muck soil that's not good for much els...
Eureka
Six Rivers National Forest lies east of Redwood State and National Parks in northwestern California, and stretches southward from the Oregon border for about 140 miles. It encompasses 957,590 National Forest acres and 133,410 acres of other ownership...
Albany
We provide your child with the opportunity to develop character, learn valuable life skills, make new friends, and discover new interests, all while experiencing real life on a biodiverse local family farm.
Fort Bragg
Offers everything from colorful displays to thunderous waves. The garden also includes a large model railroad, a fairy village and a "quail trail" just for children.
Lovelock
Rye Patch Reservoir, along the Humboldt River, covers 11,000 acres when full. Here, visitors enjoy fishing, boating, water skiing, camping, and picnicking. A campground, boat launch and picnic sites are provided.
Kimberley
A visit to the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument is like taking a journey into ancient Oregon. Whether you tour the museum at Sheep Rock, hike a trail at the Painted Hills, or picnic at Clarno, Oregon's exciting past will be revealed.
Incline Village
Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park offers a number of different areas for visitors to enjoy. Sand Harbor is the most popular, with sandy beaches, a boat launch, picnicking and group use facilities. Sand Harbor is located three miles south of Incline Villag...
Carson City
Washoe Lake and Little Washoe Lakes are located in the heart of scenic Washoe Valley, between Carson City and Reno. Here, visitors will find spectacular views of the majestic Sierra Nevada and the Carson Range. Popular activities in the park include ...
Dayton
Dayton State Park is located in the town of Dayton, one of Nevada's first permanent settlements. The Carson River flows through the park and offers fishing and bird watching. The Rock Point Mill, built in 1861, was once used to process rich silve...
Silver Springs
Fort Churchill was once an active U.S. Army fort. Built in 1861 to provide protection for early settlers. It was abandoned nine years later, and today the ruins are preserved in a state of arrested decay. A visitor center displays information and ...
Fallon
Lahontan State Recreation Area is located on the Carson River, 18 miles west of Fallon and 45 miles northeast of Nevada's Capital, Carson City, via U.S. Highway 50. The Reno-Sparks metropolitan area is slightly over one hour away by auto. You can acc...
Walker Lake
(229 Miles)
Fallon
Walker Lake is one of the last remnants of an ancient inland sea which covered much of western Nevada nearly 10,000 years ago. Visitors enjoy fishing, boating, swimming and picnicking, plus facilities at the park include shade ramadas, tables and ...
Apple Hill
(231 Miles)
Camino
Attractions on offer include pumpkin patches, hay and corn mazes, petting zoos, candy making, play areas, nature trails, pony rides, arts and craft activity stands, scavenger hunts and even a miniature train ride, pioneer museum and family play park.
Genoa
Mormon Station is the site of Nevada's first permanent nonnative settlement. A replica of the original trading post built in 1851 houses a small museum with relics of pioneer days. Picnic and group facilities are available.
Cameron Park
Get back to nature with a swim in this beautiful and lifeguarded lagoon. Park also offers tennis courts, playground, walking/jogging trail, fishing, boat rentals and picnic areas.
Genoa
The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park is one of Carson Valley's first and largest ranches. The ranch was home to German immigrant Heinrich Friedrich Dangberg who founded the site in 1857. A local businessman, rancher and politician, Dangberg star...
Calistoga
Come visit the show of California's Old Faithful Geyser, a spectacular, nature-directed performance. The stage, walled by thick bamboo and plumed pampas grass, appears as an innocent pool of shallow water until time for the major attraction.
Fallon
Built in 1876, the Belmont Courthouse was the seat of Nye County government until 1905. The building is partially restored and offers a glimpse into Nevada's colorful past. Belmont Courhouse, Although no developed facilities are available, camping an...
Petrified Forest
(239 Miles)
Calistoga
Step back in Time, over 3 million years, and follow the trail of majestic petrified redwood giants arrayed before you in a fascinating grove in beautiful California wine country
Portland
Our 20,000 square foot museum is located in Portlands beautiful Washington Park. Built in dramatic Cascadian style architecture, youll marvel at the intricate hand carvings and grand entry outside, and delight in all new exhibits inside. The museu...
Portland
This world-renowned Japanese garden includes a Strolling Pond Garden, Tea Garden, Sand and Stone Garden, Natural Garden and a Flat Garden.
Vancouver
Features include a large adventure playground with physical play activities for all ages and abilities, plus a lazy river water play area with fun interactive splash pad, paved walkways and rose gardens.
Small World Park
(273 Miles)
Pittsburg
Take pleasure in the beauty and family atmosphere of the park as you picnic, play or enjoy the rides, Crawdad Fishing, train and party castle.
Haines
OREGON'S ONLY HORSE-DRAWN ELK VIEWING TOURS Come within 10 feet of over 150 head of Rocky Mountain elk. Fully Narrated Tour.Group Tours by pre-arrangement.Gorgeous setting at the base of the Blue Mountains.
Mill Valley
Contains 6 miles of trails in 30 to 90 minute loops as well as longer hikes on trails that extend into surrounding parks. Free Discovery Pack available for kids, plus public programming at the visitor centres.
Redwood Regional Park
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(288 Miles)
Oakland
On Redwood Road, just a few miles over the ridge from downtown Oakland, is a hidden redwood forest whose peaceful groves give little evidence of its bustling past.
Oyster Bay
(295 Miles)
San Leandro
An astonishing diversity of wildlife can be seen at this shoreline park under development just south of Oakland International Airport. Marsh hawks, black-shouldered kites, red-tailed hawks, and shorebirds abound. Views of the Bay are spectacular.
Pendleton
The Children's Museum of Eastern Oregon, the Arts Council of Pendleton, the Umatilla County Historical Society, and Tamastslikt Cultural Institute are partners in a Lewis & Clark project. This project will encompass youth from pre-school through hi...
Hayward
The Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center sits on stilts above a lively salt marsh in the San Francisco Bay. Walk our shoreline trail and see the unique animals that call our marsh home. Then visit the Interpretive Center and see them up close! We of...
Boise
The mountainous landscape developed through uplifting, faulting, and stream cutting. Most of the land lies within the Idaho Batholith, a large and highly erodable geologic formation.
Austin
The park is open all year but extreme winter weather may prohibit travel. Nestled at 7,000 feet on the scenic western slope of central Nevada's Shoshone mountain range, the park provides a vast array of stimulating recreational opportunities. The for...
Boise
Visit the Idaho Botanical Garden to experience nature as you stroll through the many gardens, listen to bird song, and feel the natural calmness and serenity of this outdoor living museum.The Garden is a living museum, dedicated to the advancement an...
Glen Gardner
Facilities here include 7 multi use trails to explore by bike, hike or sled, plus an impressive observatory offering skywatching programs. Adventure playground also available.
Yakima
Set in 46 acres and displays over 1000 botanical species in lush landscaped displays and wild areas. The Carlson Butterfly Garden will be a particular deilght to children, if you're in luck.
Elko
Wild Horse State Recreation Area is located on the northeast shore of Wild Horse Reservoir. The 140 acre recreation area is an excellent focal point when visiting Wild Horse. Visitors to the area enjoy camping, picnicking, hunting, fishing and bo...
Joseph
With the opening of the gondola in 1970, Wallowa County added one of it's most popular attractions. The 3700' vertical foot ascent to the summit of Mt. Howard is a memorable experience. The exciting trip to the top of the mountain allows one to enjoy...
Boulder Creek
Stretches from sea level to over 2000ft above and terrain ranges from almost tropical canyons and raging waterfalls to sparse and almost arid slopes. There's certainly scope for some terrific exploration!
Spring Creek
South Fork Reservoir covers 1,650 acres and is surrounded by 2,200 acres of wildlife-filled meadow lands and rolling hills. It is popular for hunting, camping, boating, picnicking, winter sports and wildlife viewing. The park is best known for its tr...
Felton
Giant trees up to 285 feet tall and 16 feet wide, plus nature centre, hiking, biking, fishing and more.
Eatonville
Northwest Trek Wildlife Park is a treasure for wildlife enthusiasts. The signature tram tour through the 435-acre free-roaming area offers the opportunity to spot different species of animals as they wander through forests, wetlands and meadows. In t...
Tenino
Outdoor wolf sanctuary and education center which offers guided walking tours. Visitors can see and learn about wolves (and maybe hear them howl). Variety of educational programs available for groups of any age. Located on 82 acres of rare, native...
Capitola Beach
(345 Miles)
Capitola
offers swimming, surfing, volleyball, kite flying and organised beach activities on a generous sandy stretch set centrally in a coastal village with many shopping and dining options.
Santa Cruz
A long and simple sandy beach which stretches from the Boardwalk to the Santa Cruz Harbor. Good for sandcastling, shallow paddling and traditional beach days.

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