Cottonwood Canyon State Park
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The new Cottonwood Canyon State Park is set in a landscape of enormous vistas marked by towering buttes and cliffs, plus 16 miles of the free flowing John Day River that winds through the 8,000 acres of parkland. Near the park’s entrance, the original barn and interpretive fence line offer you a chance to see and learn more. There are engraved messages that are pulled from journals and diaries, plus photos that help you discover a context for the ranching and farming life of the last century.