Ontario State Recreation Site

Near Ontario, Oregon, United States

Ontario State Recreation Site is a restful day-use park situated on the west bank of the historic Snake River just north of Ontario, Oregon. Green grass, clean grounds, and modern restrooms greet visitors stopping to boat, fish, swim or picnic for the day. Majestic cottonwood trees, sumac and fragrant junipers offer large splashes of shade to cool the hot summer days and provide startling color in the autumn.

Whether you are a serious naturalist or a casual visitor, Ontario is a great place to enjoy bird watching and other wildlife. Blue heron, Canada geese, river otter, and muskrat are found in the reeds and grass along the shores of the Snake River. Deer feed on a nearby island and are sometimes visible in the early morning mist. Bring your binoculars, picnic basket, boat or fishing pole. Ontario State Recreation Site can be a day away from it all.

Effective Jul 22, 2021
Open flame restrictions are in effect beginning July 22 until further notice. The ban includes charcoal fires, cooking fires, warming fires, pellet-fueled grills, candles, tiki torches and other devices that emit flames or embers. Portable cooking stoves and lanterns using liquefied or bottle fuels are allowed, though propane fire pits are not. The ban applies to all state parks and state-managed forests east of Interstate 5 and will remain in place until conditions improve.
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History

Land acquired by purchase from private owners between 1965 and 1969.

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