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Statewide Trail Plans

Oregon State Parks has developed several planning documents and processes that help provide guidance for outdoor recreation activities and opportunities.

In addition to managing the State Park System, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) has a broader responsibility to encourage coordination among governmental agencies providing outdoor recreation areas and facilities in Oregon.

State Trail Designation Programs


Program Overview


                                            Scenic Trails                                                                           Regional Trails





Motorized Trail Program

Program Overview

ATV Safety

ATV Permits


The ATV Program provides information and resources to identify places to ride, laws and rules, and grant funding opportunities for Federal, State, County, and non-profit organizations that manage lands for off-highway vehicle (OHV) recreation.


Water Trails Resources


Water Trails Overview & List 

Water trails are rivers or lakes that act as corridors or "trails." Water trail facilities include legal and safe put-ins and take-outs points, parking, restrooms and camping, and are designed for kayaks, canoes, drift boats and other small, motor-free water craft.

Scenic Waterway Program

Oregon is blessed with a diversity of river systems that contribute richly to our quality of life. In 1970, Oregonians decided to protect special waterways by voting to establish the Oregon Scenic Waterways Program.

The program seeks to balance protection and wise use through cooperation between federal, state, and local agencies as well as individual property owners and those who recreate along a waterway.
For more information, visit the links below.

Scenic Waterway Assessment Process & Schedule


Oregon Scenic Waterways

Scenic Waterways Rules & Regulations


Trail Funding Sources

OPRD Recreation Grant Programs

There are a variety of OPRD funding opportunities available for different types of trail projects.


Other Recreational Funding Sources






Trail Program Advisory Committees
Each trail program utilizes the assistance of a citizen advisory committee to review applications and prioritizes them based upon specific evaluation criteria.

Oregon Recreation Trails Advisory Council (ORTAC)


ATV Grant Subcommittee

Recreation Grant Committee