Explore Oregon’s High Desert At This Underrated State Park
All deserts are not created equally. The dry, barren, beige wastelands that folks typically associate with a desert are nothing like what you’ll find in Central Oregon. Waterfalls, canyons, wildlife, and verdant greenery, this is the High Desert of Central Oregon. And in the heart of it all, there is an underrated state park that’s absolutely, breathtakingly beautiful. Explore the High Desert at Cottonwood Canyon State Park, an underrated Oregon State Park sure to sweep you off your feet.
Have you been to this Oregon State Park in the High Desert region of the state? What a beautiful gem! For another underrated state park in Oregon, check out Valley of the Rogue State Park.
Address: Cottonwood Canyon State Park, Wasco, OR 97065, USA
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