Peter Skene Ogden State Scenic Viewpoint

Near Bend, Oregon, United States

COVID-19 UPDATE: OPEN. Be prepared to turn around if crowded. Bring your own water, food and hand sanitizer. Do not travel far to visit. 
 

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. Bring a camera!

Effective Sep 18, 2020
Campfires are banned in all state parks, including campgrounds, day-use areas, and beaches. The ban includes wood, charcoal briquettes, candles, tiki torches and other devices that emit flames or embers. Propane stoves and other cooking devices that have an immediate shutoff valve are allowed for cooking only. Locally, park managers have discretion to allow fires in designated campfire rings only if conditions have improved enough to do so. 
Effective Oct 22, 2019
Please be aware of cliff features at the wayside. Pets need to be leashed at all times.
mdi-white-balance-sunny Open for day use Year Round
COVID-19 may affect dates
mdi-cellphone Call for info: 800-551-6949
Call park: 541-546-3412
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History

Acquired between 1925 and 1930. The Oregon Trunk Railway gave the original tracts to the state of Oregon. Lands were later acquired from the U. S. Government and the State Land Board. At the suggestion of Robert W. Sawyer of Bend, a strong supporter of Oregon State Parks and former Highway commissioner, the wayside was named for Peter Skene Ogden (1794-1854) explorer, fur trapper, Hudson's Bay Company chief trader and factor. Ogden was the principal explorer of the Snake River country and was among the first to visit the great Salt Lake basin. The city of Ogden, Utah, is named for him.

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Some parks are open for day-use and camping, with reduced services. Check the Park Status Map and FAQ for details. Campfire restrictions may be in place.