Thursday, June 30, 2016

Collier State Park Logging Museum

   If you like old machinery and equipment don’t miss this place! In 1945 Alfred ‘Cap’ and Andrew Collier, brothers and third generation Oregonians, donated the land and a collection of antique logging equipment to the state to form the nucleus of the museum. Early horse drawn high wheels, narrow gauge steam locomotives, 1940s logging trucks, road graders and a huge steam plant that powered a sawmill are just a few of the things found on the museum grounds. Old homestead and logging camp buildings have been relocated to form a small village. They are not open to tour but each has an interpretive sign. A small gift shop has a few exhibits but the main attractions are all outside.

 

  The trails are a combination of new concrete, hard packed crushed stone and loose dirt. Wheelchair users will need to have assistance to see the entire museum. The easiest path on the unpaved section is down the hill through the village, around past the equipment and back uphill to the visitor center.

The parking lot is large enough for any RV.

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Museum    42.64242, -121.88132 

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