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Oregon is situated on the Oregon-Idaho
border. Bisected by the famous Snake River, Ontario is a popular
destination point for visitors heading north to
and nearby Hell's
Canyon Recreation Area. Located on U.S. Highway 84, Ontario
is the last stop within Oregon for travelers heading east to Boise and
nearby ski resorts.
Eastern Oregon is considered prime
fishing territory. Crappie, rainbow trout and bass are all popular
species in the nearby Snake River and its tributary, the Payette.
Paddock Reservoir, which is fed by the Payette, is known for its black
crappie and largemouth bass. Numerous other reservoirs feature similar
fishing opportunities both in Oregon and
For those who enjoy back country
drives, the Ontario area offers a unique view of Oregon geography.
Highway 20 takes the traveler due west, through the river-scoured
Malheur Gorge and eastern Oregon's arid high desert. Bully Creek
Reservoir, about 25 miles northwest of Ontario
is a good place to bird watch, as well as to fish. Loons, ducks, grebes
and the occasional rock wren or golden eagle can be seen during the
spring and winter.
City attractions in Ontario include the
Four Rivers Cultural Center, which features historical and cultural
exhibits of Ontario's multicultural community. The museum maintains a
permanent exhibit describing the experiences of Japanese Americans
during World War II at a former internment center as well as displays of
Native American artifacts.
Accommodations in the Ontario area
include motels, hotels
and bed and breakfast inns, as well as
campgrounds and RV
parks. State parks include the Owyhee State Park, south of the city,
and Farewell Bend State Park, to the north.
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town and road map
above to help you
locate cities, towns and other attractions.
Best selection of books on the
by Don W. Martin, Bettywoo Martin, Bob Shockley (Illustrator)
March 1999, 2nd edition, Paperback, 448 pages,
Driving guide to the splendors of Oregon highlighting
the best routes, scenic detours, hikes, and city walks. The authors describe top local
attractions and pinpoint where to dine, recline, and camp in comfort. 23 photos, 11
illustrations, 25 maps.
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