Kayak Travel and Oregon

Shown above is a Kayak Travel scene from White River in north central Oregon.

Oregon's White River Falls State Park is located just east of Tygh Valley along Highway 216.

The park offers excellent views of the plunging White River Falls, where adventurous kayakers endure a ninety-foot vertical drop.

The river's unique features include its milky color in late summer and early fall, and its isolation from other rivers. Also, this river is home to a unique species of Redband trout, found only in this area.

For those who prefer less excitement, the park is also a popular place for hiking, fishing, camping, and nature photography.

Nearby towns include Maupin, Kingsley, and Pine Hollow.

The park opens in early spring when the desert flowers bloom, and closes after the leaves turn in autumn. 

A hiking trail leads directly downstream from the parking area to the bottom of the falls.

The hydroelectric power plant at the bottom of the falls generated electricity for Wasco and Sherman Counties between 1910 and 1960.

10 fascinating facts about oregon

  1. In Oregon, it is illegal to use canned corn as fish bait.
  2. According to Oregon state law, an attendant must pump your gas.
  3. Eugene was the first city to have one-way streets.
  4. It is illegal to buy or sell marijuana in Oregon, but it is legal to smoke it on your own property.
  5. Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
  6. Hells Canyon is the deepest river gorge in North America. 
  7. Mount Hood, a dormant volcano, is Oregon's tallest peak. 
  8. Oregon has no sales tax, restaurant tax, or liquor tax.
  9. Nine lighthouses adorn the Oregon coastline. Five are still in use. The rest are preserved as historic monuments. 
  10. The state of Oregon is home to the world’s shortest river. The D River, located on the Oregon coast roughly 50 miles west of Salem, is only 121 feet long. 

kayak travel The d river

Shown below is a google map of Oregon's D River, the shortest river on earth.

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