Before and After 2005 Prescribed Burn
The area just north of the parking lot was burned in 2005. At first the area looked like a war zone, but within just a few months glorious green appeared. Areas that have recently been burned often look greener than other parts of the park.
Did You Know?
The Whitmans’ mission was important to early Oregon Trail travelers. Those who were sick, tired, or hungry or who needed a wagon fixed would make the side trip to the mission. Some would spend the winter with the Whitmans before continuing on to the Willamette Valley.