Outdoor Adventures

Pack for a hike, learn a new skill, or play in beautiful landscapes. We go on adventures in every season!  The outdoors can refresh your spirit like nothing else.
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Looking for Trips? Go here.
Looking for classes at Dorris Ranch? Go here


Snowshoeing the Cascades: Ages 10+. Take a 3-mile round-trip tour of scenic views and snowy wilderness (conditions permitting). For beginning and moderate skill levels; some elevation changes. Children ages 10-14 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants will attend a mandatory pre-trip meeting to discuss clothing, equipment and technique. Please bring your own sack lunch and water. Space is limited.
 
Meet at Bob Keefer Center
Saturday, 12/14, 8am–2pm
$45 ID/$49 OD. Register here
 
Meet at Bob Keefer Center
Wednesday, 12/18, 8am–2pm
$45 ID/$49 OD. Register here

Meet at Bob Keefer Center
Saturday, 1/20, 8am–2pm
$49 ID/$59 OD. Register here
 

Cross-Country Skiing for Beginners: Ages 10+. Includes pre-trip information and day-of instruction and guidance as you navigate some of the 20km of groomed trails around Willamette Pass Ski Area. Children ages 10-14 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants will attend a mandatory pre-trip meeting to discuss clothing, equipment and technique.
 
Meet at Bob Keefer Center
Saturday, 1/4, 8am–4pm
$49 ID/$68 OD. Register here

Meet at Bob Keefer Center

Saturday, 1/11, 8am–4pm 
$49 ID/$61 OD. Register here

Meet at Bob Keefer Center
Saturday, 2/15, 8am–4pm 
$49 ID/$61 OD. Register here


Moonlight Snowshoe Hike: Ages 10+. Strap on a pair of snowshoes, and let the light of the moon guide you on this three-mile round-trip tour of scenic views and snowy wilderness at Gold Lake (snow conditions permitting). For beginning and moderate skill levels; some elevation changes. Children ages 10–14 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants will also attend a mandatory pre-trip meeting to discuss clothing, equipment, and technique. Participants need wear sturdy boots and pack food and water.

Meet at Bob Keefer Center
Saturday, 3/7, 4:30–10pm
$46 ID/$57 OD. Register here


Learn to Fish for Trout: Ages 8+. Just in time for a local free fishing weekend! Learn basic fishing techniques you can use in Oregon’s beautiful lakes, rivers, and streams. Learn how to interpret regulations, determine what equipment you need, tie a few knots, and explore basic tackle options. Presented by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Angler Education Volunteers. Kids under 11 must be accompanied by an adult.

Bob Keefer Center 
Saturday, 4/25, 10am–1pm 
$5 ID/$7 OD. Register here


Birding


Birding the Central Oregon Coast: Ages 18+. The central Oregon Coast is an ideal year-round habitat for a wide variety of birds including shorebirds, wading birds, raptors, and songbirds. Bring a sack lunch and beverage.

Meet in Adult Activity Center Lobby
Wednesday, 2/26, 7am–6pm
$62 ID/$74 OD. Register here


Birding Fort Rock and Christmas Valley: Ages 18+. Expect to see golden eagle, bald eagle, rough-legged hawk, ferruginous hawk, prairie falcon, northern harrier, American kestrel, and a variety of non-raptor birds. Bring a sack lunch and beverage.

Meet in Adult Activity Center Lobby
Thursday, 4/9, 7am–6pm
$68 ID/$82 OD. Register here


Birding Malheur National Wildlife Refuge: Ages 18+. A premier birding area that boasts huge numbers and varieties, Malheur is a magnet for hungry and migration-weary birds of all forms. For beginning to intermediate birders.

Meet in Adult Activity Center Lobby
Tuesday–Thursday, 6/9–11, 7am–6pm
$315 ID/$378 OD. Register here


Current Classes

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FAQs

Why can't I see the class I want to take? 
Not all classes may be available at this time, and many of this term's classes may have already started. Check back every term for a new slate!

What does ID/OD mean?
 People who live or own property within Willamalane Park and Recreation District’s boundaries support Willamalane with their tax dollars, and so they enjoy lower program costs. If you live in-district, you'll pay the ID cost; if you live out-of-district, you'll pay the OD cost. Not sure if you're in-district? Check the district map here.
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