The natural beauty of the Oakland area draws lovers of nature and outdoor recreation to the lush Umpqua National Forest with camping, waterfalls, excellent fishing, hiking, and pristine lakes. Located in Douglas County, known as the " Land of the Umpqua" with the Umpqua River with its many valleys. A great place for fishing, hiking, biking, & camping year round.
And for those who want to see an Oregon town as it was a hundred or so years ago, Oakland is one of the best preserved collections of classic 19th Century brick buildings in the state of Oregon, and well deserves its status on the National & State Registers of Historical Places.
Be sure to check out our Events Calendar for special events / happenings in Oakland all year.
Our Oakland Area page will give you some history of the area and more landmarks of interest, including our Tour of Homes, a walking tour map of fine homes of antiquity. Be sure to visit our Business Directory for businesses, lodging, parks, organizations and various points of interest in our area. Also visit the Douglas County Historical Museum page for history & information for all of Douglas County.
The Umpqua Valley is becoming well-known for its fine wines. A tour of the Umpqua Valley Wineries takes you through some of the prettiest countryside - river and forests interspersed with meadows of horses and cows, & sheep leading you to the various vineyards and their tasting rooms.
Oakland is proud to be home to several wineries that are part of the Umpqua Valley Winery Association. Enjoy a friendly and relaxed day to taste the various vintages and take tours or stop by the Sutherlin Area Information Center
Oakland offers several eateries / restaurants for our populace and guests.
The famous Historic Oakland Tavern offers great sandwiches, beer, wine, spirits, pool, and the place to experience the true ambiance of Historic Oakland, Oregon.
The Lamplighter Inn & Restaurant offers a variety of great food along with liquor, beer, wine & State Lotto machines.
Tolly's has an original old-fashioned marble-topped counter and soda fountain and ice cream parlor - the good old days relived faithfully within its antique filled walls. It has a gift shop, candy counter, full service bar and an elegant restaurant.
Oakland Art Gallery aka Turkey Hall offers wine beer spirits food AND the largest dance floor in Douglas County. Available for parties / dances / special occasions
Or enjoy a picnic in one of Oakland's parks where you will find picnic facilities for an afternoon or evening.
After being amazed at the 1890's buildings in Oakland's downtown district, visit the Oakland Museum for more surprises about the unique little town and its history. Rooms full of furniture typical of many early Oakland homes, a bank exhibit, post office, general store and more. There is a clothing display, toys, photographs, tools and stories of Oakland's history. This was established in 1969.
Open 7 days a week 12:30-3:30 (closed holidays)
The Oakland Museum is operated by volunteers and publicly supported with donations. There is no admission charge. Don't miss this delightful step back in time.
The North Fork of the Umpqua River is a popular hiking area with one of Oregon's most dense concentration of waterfalls. Tokatee Falls is one of them, with a 120 ft drop - well worth the stop. There are hot springs nearby which requires a semi-rugged hike overlooking the river.
Known as one of Oregon's premier fly fishing streams, the Umpqua River provides a scenic and rewarding experience for fishermen. World known for fly fishing. Visit the Big K Ranch (family operated for over 100 years)
Stop by Stearns Hardware to obtain a hunting or fishing license on your way.
Oakland sits west of both the Umpqua and Willamette National Forests and many come to the area to enjoy water sports at Diamond Lake and marvel at the spectacular deep-blue waters of Crater Lake. There are numerous streams and lakes in the area and camping available throughout our majestic forests.
Bicyclists will enjoy the scenic touring along our quiet roads, winding through green meadows with cows, horses and sheep munching lazily, over covered bridges and gurgling streams, and gentle, shaded countryside. You will even see an occasional wild turkey.