- Located on Highway 97 just 26 miles north of Bend.
- Photography buffs appreciate spectacular views of the Crooked River Canyon and surrounding area.
- Walk across the historic Crooked River High Bridge just north of the park.
- Bring your lunch and enjoy a picnic at the park.
Located several miles north of Bend, the Peter Skene Ogden State Park boasts spectacular views of the Crooked River Canyon below. Sheer basalt cliffs tower above the sparkling waters of Central Oregon’s winding Crooked River. Two of Oregon's tallest and most beautiful mountains - Mt. Hood and Mt. Jefferson - are visible from the viewpoint. It's a great place to stop for a picnic or to take dazzling photos.
Location & Information
Peter Skene Ogden State Park is located 26 miles north of Bend on Highway 97. It is open year round.
Contact Information: Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, State Parks, 725 Summer Street NE, Suite C, Salem, OR 97301. Phone: 800-551-6949. Visit the website here.
- Photography – The spectacular vistas offered at this park attract many photographers. In addition to incredible views of the Crooked River Canyon, several Central Oregon mountain peaks are also visible.
- Picnicking – The park has several picnic tables. Visitors can enjoy a picnic while enjoying the incredible scenery.
- Hiking - Challenging trails take hikers to the tops of cliffs from the river below.
- The park was named in honor of Peter Skene Ogden. He led one of the trapping parties of the Hudson Bay Company back in 1825.
- There is a memorial at the viewpoint that honors Rex T. Barber, a prominent pilot during World War II.
- The historic Crooked River High Bridge stretches across the canyon just north of the park. It was built in 1926 and is open to pedestrians.