Cottonwood Canyon

State Park - Oregon

Cottonwood Canyon State Park is located on the lower John Day River. Park headquarters, about a two-hour drive east of Portland, is adjacent to Oregon Route 206 between Wasco and Condon. The river, which here forms the boundary between Sherman County on the west and Gilliam County on the east, meanders for 16 miles (26 km) through the arid park. The walls of the main canyon reach to 1,920 feet (590 m) above sea level within the park, which also includes four side canyons: Hay Creek, Esau, Rattlesnake, and Cottonwood. These and the main canyon are flanked by grassland, sagebrush shrub-steppe, river bottom, and cliffs composed mainly of basalts of the Columbia River Basalt Group.

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maps

Map 4 showing the section from Whistle Point to Cottonwood Canyon of the John Day Wild & Scenic River (WSR) in Oregon. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).John Day River - 4 Whistle Point

Map 4 showing the section from Whistle Point to Cottonwood Canyon of the John Day Wild & Scenic River (WSR) in Oregon. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Map 5 showing the section from Cottonwood Canyon to Tumwater Falls of the John Day Wild & Scenic River (WSR) in Oregon. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).John Day River - 5 Cottonwood Canyon

Map 5 showing the section from Cottonwood Canyon to Tumwater Falls of the John Day Wild & Scenic River (WSR) in Oregon. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

brochures

Brochure and Map at Cottonwood Canyon State Park (SP) in Oregon. Published by Oregon State Parks.Cottonwood Canyon - Brochure and Map

Brochure and Map at Cottonwood Canyon State Park (SP) in Oregon. Published by Oregon State Parks.

Campground Brochure and Map for Cottonwood Canyon State Park (SP) in Oregon. Published by Oregon State Parks.Cottonwood Canyon - Campground

Campground Brochure and Map for Cottonwood Canyon State Park (SP) in Oregon. Published by Oregon State Parks.

The official Oregon State Parks Guide. Published by Oregon State Parks.Oregon State Parks - Parks Guide

The official Oregon State Parks Guide. Published by Oregon State Parks.

Brochure about Comfort Camping - Yurts, Cabins and Tepees - at Oregon State Parks. Published by Oregon State Parks.Oregon State Parks - Comfort Camping

Brochure about Comfort Camping - Yurts, Cabins and Tepees - at Oregon State Parks. Published by Oregon State Parks.

Brochure of Horse Camps and Trails in Oregon. Published by Oregon State Parks and Recreation.Oregon State Parks - Horse Camps and Trails

Brochure of Horse Camps and Trails in Oregon. Published by Oregon State Parks and Recreation.

Cottonwood Canyon SP https://oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=parkPage.dsp_parkPage&parkId=195 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cottonwood_Canyon_State_Park Cottonwood Canyon State Park is located on the lower John Day River. Park headquarters, about a two-hour drive east of Portland, is adjacent to Oregon Route 206 between Wasco and Condon. The river, which here forms the boundary between Sherman County on the west and Gilliam County on the east, meanders for 16 miles (26 km) through the arid park. The walls of the main canyon reach to 1,920 feet (590 m) above sea level within the park, which also includes four side canyons: Hay Creek, Esau, Rattlesnake, and Cottonwood. These and the main canyon are flanked by grassland, sagebrush shrub-steppe, river bottom, and cliffs composed mainly of basalts of the Columbia River Basalt Group.

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