About the 2021 Exhibit
As part of this edition's theme of the Oregon State Parks centennial, we asked Oregon students to write essays describing their favorite state parks. We selected the top essays from the large number of submissions to be displayed in this edition of the
Oregon Blue Book. All of these essays are illustrated with drawings by the authors. The essays and drawings help us see the wonder of state parks through the eyes of young students and further reinforce the value of the parks system to all Oregonians.
What is your favorite state park in Oregon and why?
Contestants were asked to limit their essays to about 350 words and to illustrate their essays with drawings. This exhibit features the seven winning essays. The essays are displayed as written and are presented alphabetically.
Choose an essay below or use the
option to page through the exhibit.