Dangerous Weather Conditions
From the Weather Service effective Friday night through Sunday morning (12/6-12/8): Bitterly cold air along with winds will produce dangerously low wind chill temperatures. Frost bite can occur in less than 30 minutes. Hypothermia also possible. More »
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Click this link to get a copy of the park's access policies and procedures.
Oregon Historical Society
Letters, diaries, reports, and reminiscences were written by the Whitmans. Many of these are available on the web. more . . .
Read more about the Whitmans. Several books are available here.
Did You Know?
The tule lodge offers a comfortable place for the people inside. The structure is held up by wooden poles and covered with mats made of tule. Tules are a type of sedge; they grow in marshy areas; and are also called "bullrushes." Tules are stronger than they look. A tule lodge can withstand rain and wind.