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“Logging Museum? You bet!”

Collier Memorial State Park
Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Chiloquin
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

We stopped in on whim, as we were passing by on the way to Bend. A logging museum seemed like a silly, Oregon thing to do. Turns out, my kids LOVED it. Beautiful area, tons of equipment and a historic log cabin village to explore. Was a pleasant, self-guided, peaceful activity that I daresay was a nice counterpart to our hectic, overcrowded Crater Lake National Park experience. We did not go to the campsite side, but the creek and foot bridge were lovely. A Collier State Park drawstring bag is accompanying my 14yr old through the rest of the Texas summer as a memento of her trip.

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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

It's about 30-40 minutes from Crater Lake but a fine spot to stay. Nice trees around and fine bathrooms.

Thank shorkw4
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

What a beautiful gem of a camp ground in the woods. RV sites are pretty basic, but if you choose wisely, there are a few sites that are more private than others. The only complaint was with the sewer connections. They are not standard. They come up out or the ground and bend at a 90 degree angle. If your tanks are full, use the dump station, don't bother with the connection at your site.

The state park itself has a couple small rivers running though and there are some swimming holes for those not phased by cold water. But the best part of this campground is the logging museum. It's less than 1/2 mile from the camp ground with a great little trail to get you there. We got up early and hiked over there with our coffee. We had the whole place to ourselves. The museum is a self guided outdoor tour of the logging industry in the Pacific Northwest. If you have a kid (or adult) who loves tractors and giant machinery, this is a must see. Really worth stopping even if you aren't staying at the campground.

We only stayed one night, but would definitely stay there again. There were several trails we would have liked to explore. No cell service, no wifi...perfect for camping.

Thank Rungirl1124
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

Really nice campground even though it is a little dry but the river running through it is beautiful! The museum for me was the hit though. Great docents and very helpful staff. The kids will like all the machinery and little cabins. Make sure you visit this one.

Thank Michael- B
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

The Collier Memorial State Park Logging Museum is an open air museum spread over many acres. (It is in a different area than the Collier State Park campgrounds; so be sure to check out a review of the campgrounds if that is what you are interested in.)
If you like antique logging machinery, or are interested in the history of the area and the lumber industry, this makes an interesting stop. 
There is a fair amount of signage to give you information about the logging industry, but they do not explain each and every machine.... And there are some amazing looking machines. 
Many of the trails are stroller and wheel-chair accessible, and everything is out in the open. Thus, it's also a great place to stop and let the kids run around. 
But, because it is all out in the open, it is probably not good for a rainy day or in the winter. Though I think it could be a great place to take abstract photos of patterns in the snow during the winter. 
The signage from the highway isn't super obvious, so you have to watch for the turn. The museum is right on the highway and you can see it from the roadway going either north or south. A fair amount of shaded parking is available.

Thank N_skier
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