Oregon Swimming Holes - Mapped
From majestic waterfalls and natural water slides to bubbling river fronts, from serene lakes to bustling water reservoirs...
Oregon Rockhounding - Mapped
Oregon, with its geographic and geologic diversity, is a unique state, offering a great gem-hunting experience.
Oregon Hot Springs - Mapped
A part of the Oregon’s identity, natural hot springs are created as the result of volcanic and hydrothermal activities.
Oregon Wild Edible Mushrooms
Before heading out to collect mushrooms, take a moment to learn some important details that will make your experience risk-free.
Oregon Discovery Mission
Our goal is to provide interesting and useful information about a variety of outdoor activities, events, and places you might like to visit. We want to inspire outdoor enthusiasts to explore and discover new things, try new activities, and put in the effort to protect our beautiful state for future generations.
Thundereggs - Oregon | Where to Find?
Formed millions of years ago, Thunderegg (Thunder egg) is a round nodule-like rock formation, filled with agate, jasper, opal, and/or quartz crystals.
Petrified wood | Where to Find?
The name "Petrified" came from Greek "petro" that means "stone", literally, "wood turns to stone".
Rock & Mineral Collecting - Central Oregon
Central Oregon just east of the Cascade Mountains is known to be a popular rock and mineral collecting area.
The ability to collect rocks, minerals and fossils without a permit on public lands depends on many factors including a location, type of minerals or fossils, and amount of rocks.