Oregon is breathtaking from head to toe. From stunning coastlines and ancient forests to otherworldly deserts and mountain peaks, each county has it’s own set of wonders to be experienced. Here are 17 of Oregon’s most beautiful, enchanting counties:
17. Clatsop County
Clatsop County is located in the northwest corner of the state, and it's rimmed by both the Pacific Ocean and the Columbia River. Here you'll find expansive beaches, charming coastal towns like Astoria and Cannon Beach, the Clatsop National Forest, and the historic Fort Stevens State Park.
16. Hood River County
The gorgeous Hood River County is basically heaven on earth for outdoor enthusiasts. The area includes part of the Columbia River Gorge and the Mt Hood National Forest as well as the wonderful Hood River, bucolic farmland, and more.
15. Klamath County
Home to Oregon's only National Park - Crater Lake National Park - Klamath County is simply breathtaking. It's full of gorgeous, rugged landscapes, charming towns, and more.
14. Marion County
Located in the Willamette Valley, Marion County is a lovely section of northwest Oregon that's home to Salem, the state's capitol, as well as parts of two national forests, Champoeg State Park, Silver Falls State Park, beautiful farms, vineyards, and orchards, and more.
13. Deschutes County
Deschutes County is a gorgeous area of central Oregon. Explore the area's awesome towns and cities (Bend, Sisters, Redmond) unique high desert landscapes (Smith Rock State Park, Newberry National Volcanic Monument), and numerous gorgeous, winding rivers.
12. Multnomah County
Spanning part of Portland and part of the Columbia River Gorge, Multnomah County is full of hidden gems to be discovered. It's also home to the tallest waterfall in the state, Multnomah Falls (pictured above).
11. Wheeler County
Wheeler County is full of unique, otherworldly landscapes. Here, you'll find the legendary Painted Hills, charming small towns, desert valleys, glittering rivers, and more.
10. Linn County
The lovely Linn County is home to the charming towns of Albany, Brownsville, Sweet Home, and more, as well as lots of great hikes, waterfalls, and lakes.
9. Coos County
This stunning section of the central Oregon coast will blow you away with it's amazing coastlines, state parks, seaside towns, and historic lighthouses.
8. Lane County
Lane County consists of a scenic chunk of Oregon, ranging from emerald green forests and hidden waterfalls to artsy cities and sandy beaches.
7. Harney County
This gorgeous section of southwest Oregon is full of amazing natural wonders and remote wilderness areas. The towns are few and far between, and the landscape is dominated by desert valleys, expansive salt flats, rugged canyons, and more.
6. Douglas County
The picturesque Douglas County is a great place to explore majestic waterfalls, unique towns, incredible sand dunes, and more.
5. Lincoln County
Located on the coast of central Oregon, Lincoln county includes beautiful coastlines, wonderful towns (with great restaurants!), lighthouses, and more -- inland, you'll find part of the Suislaw National Forest.
4. Wallowa County
The northeast corner of Oregon is mostly made up of remote, rugged wilderness. Charming small towns are nestled into wild expanses of gorgeous mountain scenery.
3. Tillamook County
The beautiful Tillamook County is relatively small, yet it contains many gorgeous natural areas like Cape Kiwanda, Cape Meares, Neahkahnie Mountain, Nehalem Bay, and Neskowin Beach, among others.
2. Clackamas County
Clackamas County is a wondrous chunk of the Beaver State that features rolling bucolic scenery, part of the Mount Hood National Forest, lakes, rivers, and much more.
1. Curry County
Located on the southwestern edge of Oregon, Curry County is full of spectacular beaches, old growth forests, rugged cliffs, charming coastal towns, and more.