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Oregon's State Parks Break Camping Attendance Record, Higher Fees At Popular Parks Coming

The number of people camping in Oregon’s state parks reached new heights in 2018.

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As Hayward Construction Continues, Pre Classic Heads To California

The annual Prefontaine Classic track meet in Eugene will instead take place in California this year, as Hayward Field undergoes a major rebuild.

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Native American Culture And Tradition Thrive Through Canoe Journey

Join the Portland All Nations Canoe Family for their paddle along much of the Lower Columbia River as part of Canoe Journey, an annual Native American canoe gathering.

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Paddling Into The Heart Of Northwest History On The Columbia River Water Trail

The Columbia is the river everyone seems to know about but doesn’t really "know." The Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership would like to change that — with a water trail you can paddle.

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Injured Hiker Rescued From Lancaster Falls Area Of Columbia Gorge

Search and teams rescued a lost, injured hiker from a trail on the slopes of Mount Hood above the Columbia River Gorge early Tuesday morning.

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Crater Lake National Park To Reopen Monday

Crater Lake National Park is set to open again Monday after a 35-day closure due to the federal shutdown.

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The Swiss Fitness Sensation That Inspired Pre's Trail In Eugene

Pre's Trail is a runner's oasis in the busy college town of Eugene, Oregon, but it was a Swiss exercise craze that inspired the trail's creation.

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Oregon Workers Clean Garbage On Federal Lands During Shutdown

Some Oregon State Parks workers are now tending to federal recreation lands as the partial U.S. government shutdown continues with no end in sight.

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National Park Service Plans To Expand Operations Amid Government Shutdown

Volunteers and a skeletal staff have maintained sites in some parks. In others, the amount of damage and trash triggered an unprecedented move from the National Park Service to return more workers.

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'An Eerie Silence' Where Federal Land Agency Workers Are Furloughed

The partial federal government shutdown has furloughed thousands of people who work on millions of acres of public land across the country. That means work on critical projects has mostly stopped.