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Peter Skene Ogden State Park, Terrebonne

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The Peter Skene Ogden State Scenic Viewpoint is a state park on the Crooked River in Oregon, United States. It is on the border of Deschutes and Jefferson counties.HistoryThe facility is named in honor of Peter Skene Ogden who first entered the Crooked River Valley while leading a Hudson's Bay Company trapping party in 1825. Although no mention is made at the park itself, it was also the site of one of Oregon's sensational murders, which led to the conviction of Jeannace June Freeman of first degree murder. She was the first woman ever sentenced to death in Oregon, and remained the only woman ever sentenced to death in Oregon until 2011. Her conviction that was upheld by the Oregon Supreme Court, though she was not in fact executed.FeaturesLocated 9mi north of Redmond along on U.S. Route 97, Peter Skene Ogden State Scenic Viewpoint is a rest area and viewpoint with limited (but available) parking for trucks and vehicles with trailers. Facilities include restrooms, picnic tables and dramatic viewing of the Crooked River canyon, as well as a views of the Crooked River Railroad Bridge, the Crooked River High Bridge, and the Rex T. Barber Veterans Memorial Bridge. The area is very popular with photographers. The developed area is on the west side of U.S. Route 97, but is accessible easily to both north and southbound traffic with a drive through parking and loop exit for both trucks and trailers.
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TripAdvisor
  • We've been by here and stopped many times over the years. It is a great place to get out, stretch your legs and do what needs to be done after a time in the car. The scenery is breathtaking. Peering d...  more »
  • There is a rest stop and a little park area and then then is a gorge 300 feet deep with the Crooked River running through it. Unbelievable views. You can walk across the gorge on a bridge that is now ...  more »
  • We were there with family visiting from CA. Breathtaking view, but not for those afraid of heights. Not recommended for small children or dogs  more »
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  • The grounds are natural. It's Breathtaking Views are undoubtedly the reason to stop here. It's well maintained walkways are easy to navigate with a cane or wheelchair. The picnic areas are clean. The restroom is kept up. So glad I turned off to enjoy the sights.
  • Beautiful views and amazing scenery. Not a pet friendly site. Do not take your pets here.
  • Beautiful, well worth the stop. Just take caution. 300ft cliff goes straight down to the river. Went at sunset with my family.
  • What nice views! amazing especially when you don't know what to expect.
  • GREAT stop over for a break park ! Was also a good wedding venue :-)