Celebrate National Park Week with free admission!
Pull out your hiking boots and head to your nearest national park during National Park Week April 21-29. Enjoy free admission on April 21. Celebrate our nation’s heritage and natural beauty during the National Park Services’ 101-year anniversary.
Where are the closest national parks to Portland? Here’s a list:
Walk in the footsteps of America’s most famous explorers as you tour a replica of their winter encampment, Fort Clatsop.
John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Kimberly
Take a prehistoric trip back in time at the paleontology hotspot of Oregon. From painted hills to towering cliffs, this fossil-rich landscape holds evidence of ecosystems that span 40 million years.
Nothing is quite as breathtaking as the aftermath of this erupted volcano. See Crater Lake in all its glory as spring arrives in the mountains.
Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve, Cave Junction
Go down under to admire the Marble Halls of Oregon.
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Vancouver, WA
See the evolution of this riverside fort come to life. From fur trading post to military base to airfield, Fort Vancouver spans the history of the region.
The National Park Service hosts free entrance days throughout the year. Explore all the 2018 dates.
What is your favorite national park near Portland? Share in the comments section below!