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In one of the last low-elevation old-growth forests in the Pacific Northwest,
we are transforming curiosity into knowledge
and outdoor experiences into love.
Promoting conservation through educational experiences in wilderness since 1989.


Support Opal Creek in this year’s Give!Guide!

The Willamette Week Give!Guide is absolutely one of the easiest ways to support your favorite Oregon nonprofits–and we are thrilled to be one of  more…

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  • Wilderness Medicine
  • Expeditions
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Dec 14

Opal Creek Give!Guide Party

Join Opal Creek, OPAL Environmental Justice, and 1000 Friends of Oregon for a free Give!Guide event celebrating Oregon’s natural and built environments! Explore the connections between  more…

Mar 30

Wilderness First Responder Recertification

This three day scenario-based course is designed as review and practice of evacuation and decision making guidelines. It also provides wilderness medicine practitioners with  more…

Apr 13

Volunteer Stewardship Weekend 1

Join us at Opal Creek for a weekend of clearing trails and working on basic maintenance projects around our historic 1930s mining town of  more…

Apr 28

Family Workshop: Amphibian Adventure!

From the coastal giant salamander to the unique tailed frog, discover the dozen amphibians that call our pristine watershed home. Opal Creek’s ancient forests,  more…

May 4

Painting in the Ancient Forest

Retreat for a weekend of mixed-media art in a spectacular natural setting. Come prepared to get messy while getting your hands in the paint,  more…


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