- If you enjoy vertical basalt cliffs and scenic river canyons, the Ogden Wayside is for you. The park is perched at the top of a striking canyon, Crooked River Gorge. Bring a camera!
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Peter Skene Ogden State Scenic Viewpoint
Vital stats: There is no fee to use this park.
Recreation - This viewpoint offers scenic viewing as well as opportunities for picnicking, and bird watching.
Climate - Climate in central and eastern Oregon varies greatly depending on elevation. The high elevations receive much more precipitation and colder temperatures. These regions are much more arid and see greater temperature extremes than western Oregon. Much of the precipitation comes from October to April, mostly in the form of snow in the higher elevations. Winter temperatures can drop well below zero degrees Fahrenheit. Snow remains in the high mountains into early summer. Late spring, summer and early autumn tend to bring clear, sunny days, with warm to hot temperatures at the low elevations and moderate temperatures at the higher elevations. Summer afternoon thunderstorms are not uncommon.
Peter Skene Ogden State Scenic Viewpoint is located in Central Oregon, off U.S. Highway 97, 9 miles north of Redmond.