World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Peter Skene Ogden State Scenic Viewpoint

Article Id: WHEBN0013188757
Reproduction Date:

Title: Peter Skene Ogden State Scenic Viewpoint  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: List of Oregon state parks, Peter Skene Ogden, U.S. Route 97 in Oregon, Rex T. Barber
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Peter Skene Ogden State Scenic Viewpoint

Peter Skene Ogden State Scenic Viewpoint
Type Public, state
Location Deschutes and Jefferson counties
Nearest city Redmond

44°23′29″N 121°11′37″W / 44.391509°N 121.1936481°W / 44.391509; -121.1936481Coordinates: 44°23′29″N 121°11′37″W / 44.391509°N 121.1936481°W / 44.391509; -121.1936481[1]

Operated by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

The Peter Skene Ogden State Scenic Viewpoint is a state park on the Crooked River in Oregon, United States. It is on the border of Deschutes and Jefferson counties.


The facility is named in honor of Peter Skene Ogden who first entered the Crooked River Valley while leading a Hudson's Bay Company trapping party in 1825. Although no mention is made at the park itself, it was also the site of one of Oregon's sensational murders,[2] which lead to the conviction of Jeannace June Freeman of first degree murder. She was the only woman ever sentenced to death in Oregon, a conviction that was upheld by the Oregon Supreme Court,[3] though she was not in fact executed.


Located on U.S. Route 97 nine miles north of Redmond, Peter Skene Ogden State Scenic Viewpoint is a rest area and viewpoint with limited (but available) parking for trucks and vehicles with trailers. Facilities include restrooms, picnic tables and dramatic viewing of the Crooked River canyon, as well as a view of historic bridges across the Crooked river. The area is very popular with photographers. The developed area is on the west side of U.S. Route 97, but is accessible easily to both north and southbound traffic with a drive through parking and loop exit for both trucks and trailers.

The viewpoint is also the site of a memorial honoring World War II flying ace Rex T. Barber.[4]

See also


External links

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.