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Cottonwood Canyon Experience Center Ribbon-Cutting

On June 18th, there was a ceremonial ribbon-cutting officially opening the Cottonwood Canyon Experience Center!

Cottonwood Canyon State Park, the 8,000 acre park that straddles the John Day River in eastern Oregon, is the second largest park in the State Park system, and one of the newest.

The Experience Center is the heart of the $1.6 million project, which will ultimately include eight cabins, a restroom and shower facility, and a new group camping area.

The Oregon State Parks Foundation raised $800,000 for the Experience Center build-out which will provide an opportunity for residential outdoor learning, regional activities, environmental education, and cultural events that will serve the community, the region, and State Park visitors from across the state and nation.

In fact, the Cottonwood Crossing Summer Institute just finished up their summer field studies program and were able to try out the Experience Center!

The grand opening for the full Experience Center complex is scheduled for September 18th. Keep an eye on Cottonwood Canyon State Park webpage for up-to-date construction information.