Willamette National Forest, Mill City

#121 of 146 in Nature in Oregon
Eight wilderness areas within Willamette National Forest span around 680,000 hectares (1.68 million acres), with scenery including lakes, mountains, forests, and fields of wildflowers. Pack your tent and some supplies and embark on a hike along one of the forest's many trails, or visit one of the more accessible regions on a day trip. You can also go boating, swimming, and biking at the national park. Plan to visit Willamette National Forest and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Mill City attractions using our Mill City attractions website .
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  • Willamette National Forest encompasses the western slope of the Cascades in Central Oregon from about Roseburg north to Detroit. Bisecting this National Forest is 5 Oregon Highways, Highway 20, 22, 58...  more »
  • It is a good year at the lake this year water is up and clarity is good as well as all the streams feeding the lake The vistas are great the only downfall is when the smoke from the wildfires walls an...  more »
  • My group hiked from the Whitewater Creek Trailhead to Jefferson Park. On our journey, I saw jaw-dropping vistas of the kind I have only ever seen in pictures before. Looking out at rolling tree robed ...  more »

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Where to stay in Mill City

You won't find many accommodations in Mill City itself, so consider going east to the town of Gates, which offers a motel and trailer park, or west to Sublimity, where you'll find a few inns. Your other option is to look for places in the nearby cities of Albany and Salem.
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