Corvallis is the county seat of Benton County in central western Oregon. Tourists can explore the wildlife and natural areas, hiking paths, and historic parklands.
Oregon State University
Oregon State University, founded in 1868, is a global public research university in Corvallis.
William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge
The William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge started in 1964. It is the winter refuge for dusky Canadian geese.
McDonald-Dunn Forest has about 30 miles of great hiking, biking, and equestrian riding routes through ancient and new growth forest.
The Peavy Arboretum is a wonderful visit for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages since it offers a range of activities as well as a diverse ecosystem to watch.
Bald Hill Natural Area
Bald Hill Natural Area is located in a 1,200-acre protected area that includes Bald Hill Farm, Lupine Meadows, and Fitton Green Natural Area.
Chip Ross Natural Area
The Natural Area has a 1.5-mile hiking track that winds through oak forest and hilltop ecosystems of upland prairie and oak savanna.
Jackson Frazier Wetlands
The marsh, located northeast of Corvallis, was designated as a Benton County Park in 1992. It is well-known for its biodiversity.
Siuslaw National Forest
Siuslaw National Forest has a wide variety of camping areas and recreational activities, drawing many visitors for a family camping holiday.