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An old wheel servers as the sign
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An old wheel servers as the sign
Description - Collier Memorial State Park features an outdoor museum of historic logging equipment and a relocated pioneer village. As the state's finest logging museum, you'll see rare and antique logging equipment dating to the 1880s as well as more recent pieces. Railroad buffs will enjoy learning about the role the railroad played in logging. Your can imagine the rugged woodsmen and the immense task of moving raw timber they tackled with innovation and brute force. The pioneer village gives you another insight into how these families once lived.

The Williamson River and crystal-clear Spring Creek meet in the park. The Williamson River is regionally famous for its quality trout fishery and consistently produces trophy fish. Spring Creek gushes dramatically out of a nearby spring and then paints a picture-perfect scene at it flows through the park.

In the summer, movies about old-time logging and other topics are shown every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. The series continues right through Labor Day. During the day, the park naturalist schedules short hikes along the Williamson River. Check the park when you arrive for a list of times.

Vital Stats: The park is open from April through October. The campground has 50 sites with full hookup, and 18 tent sites (maximum site 60 feet) all available on a first-come, first-served basis. This park has laundry facilities. For more information call (541)783-2471 or (800) 551-6949.

Recreation - Collier Memorial State Park offers visitors , hiking, camping, historical information, world class fishing, picnicking, and much much more.

Climate - The climate in Oregon varies by region. Eastern Oregon is a high desert. Precipitation received annually accumulates to less than 10 inches of rain. Summer temperatures often reach 90 degrees in the lower elevations. Winters can be bitterly cold here, although there is little humidity. The mountains receive heavy precipitation and cool temperatures throughout the year. Conditions become more extreme the higher you climb. If visiting the region during the summer months be prepared for afternoon thunderstorms and chilly evening temperatures. Snow may be encountered on high country trails throughout the summer months.

Location - Collier State Park is located in Southern Oregon, off US 97, 30 miles north of Klamath Falls, near the Oregon-California border.


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Filed By: Eric Polk
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Report: It was intersting to see all of the old and newer logging equipment. There were times when I felt tiny next to some of the behemoths used to haul lumber out of the woods. My only issue with this park is that often a visitor would have no idea what the piece of equipment he or she was looking at was used for. There are few signs and the ones that are there are only mildly informative about the uses of the item described. There may have been a brochure or trail guide available but the day we were there, the interpretive cneter/gift shop was closed.


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Contact Information:
Oregon Parks & Recreation Department, 1115 Commercial Street NE , Salem, OR, 97301-1002, Phone: 541-783-2471

Additional Information:
Oregon State Parks - Oregon's State Parks offer beautiful settings for outdoor recreation activities including camping, yurt or cabin stays, hiking, biking, picnicking, fishing boating, wildlife viewing and much more.
Southern Oregon - Southern Oregon offers a balanced mix of natural, historical and cultural attractions. The centerpiece of Southern Oregon is Crater Lake National Park, Oregons only National Park. Crater Lake is 1,932 feet deep, the deepest lake in the United States.

Links:
Oregon State Parks - Official Agency Website

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