Are you looking for an outdoor adventure and something new for you and your family? Perhaps canoeing on the Willamette River or kayaking on placid Estacada Lake? Taking tent poles in hand and learning how to pitch a tent at Wallowa Lake? Ever wonder what it takes to play disc golf? Want to look through a telescope and view Saturn? Or take a hike to some breathtaking views of Oregon? Have an interest in learning more about birds?
Maybe you’ve thought about getting started with one of these activities but you don’t know where to start.
No need to wait any longer.
Attend a Let's Go program or event! Offered at various state parks, you and your family can learn the basics of paddling, camping, disc golfing, hiking, birding, fishing, cycling and more, and gain the skills and confidence to get out there on your own.
All activities are guided by Oregon State Park rangers who are excited to teach you the basics of bird identification or how to navigate the water in a canoe or kayak. They have plenty of tips to share for sticking to the trail and they will share their astronomy expertise or show you great techniques for tossing a disc. They’ll also provide you with gear for the day. You bring your personal items such as sunscreen, water and snacks.
Let’s Go is open to everyone. For some activities, you do need to be a certain age – at least 8 years old for birding and paddling and disc golf. Hiking is open to all and some pets, as long as there is an adult along. Camping is a family activity open to ALL ages.
While most Let’s Go activities are free, paddling and camping activities require registration and a fee. For specific information about Let’s Go Camping offerings, check out the event calendar, and search for "Let's Go" under Event Category.