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Columbia County, named for the Columbia River, is bounded on the north and east by the Columbia River, on the west by Clatsop County, and on the south by Washington and Multnomah Counties. Columbia County was the sixteenth county created in Oregon and is the third smallest county in Oregon after Multnomah and Hood River Counties.
The primary industries of Columbia County are timber, fishing, water transportation, dairying, horticulture, and recreation. The Banks-Vernonia State Trail, traversing part of Columbia County, was the first "rails-to-trails" state park built in Oregon. It was developed on an abandoned railroad bed stretching between Banks, in Washington County, and Vernonia. The trail covers 21 miles and features 12 bridges. The gentle grade allows hikers, bicyclists, equestrians and people of all abilities to enjoy the scenic Coast Range mountains, fields and forests.
Columbia County, Oregon, is a nature lover's paradise. Located just north of Portland, it boasts 62 miles of Columbia River shoreline and a wealth of recreational opportunities on the river and in the beautiful forest and countryside that surrounds it.
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Klamath County is home to Crater Lake National Park, one of Oregon's most popular visitor destinations. Created by the explosion of a massive volcano 7,000 years ago, the lake today offers year-round sightseeing and recreation opportunities.
Deschutes County is the outdoor recreation capital of Oregon. With snow-capped peaks dominating the skyline to the west and the wide-open high desert extending to the east, there is a lot of open country. It offers downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, fishing, hunting, hiking, rock climbing, white water rafting, and golfing.
If the Pacific Coast is more your style try Lincoln County known for it's lighthouses and the Coast's most photographed seascape.