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Oakland has been called “quaint”, “charming”, and “cute”. It is all that and more – beloved by the approximately 950 people who live here, it retains an almost undiscovered small town attraction. Nestled in the heart of the Umpqua Valley, Oakland is surrounded by rich, rolling farmland, ideal for cattle, sheep, goats, horses and agriculture especially wineries.

A few miles to the east are both the Umpqua National Forest and Willamette National Forests, with lush forests of conifers, numerous creeks, lakes, and stunning outdoor recreation with Diamond Lake and Crater Lake National Park.

Some 60 miles west is the Pacific Ocean with its pristine beaches and rock outcroppings. A beautiful drive through rich green meadows, past the Dean Creek Elk Preserve, to greet the salty air of Oregon’s coasts.

Oakland is the starting / ending of the beautiful Umpqua River Scenic Byway (to and from Oakland / Reedsport via Highway 38 / 138) which connects to the American Highway 101

Umpqua Valley Wineries

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.

See for yourself why our area is enjoying a growing following of wine connoisseurs.

Outdoor Recreation

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.

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 also provides a scenic and rewarding experience for fishermen.

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.

Scenic Drives

The Rochester covered bridge nearby ushers you across the waters and down tree-lined country roads to enjoy the countryside.

A few miles to the east are both the Umpqua National Forest and Willamette National Forests, with lush forests of conifers, numerous creeks, lakes, and stunning outdoor recreation with Diamond Lake and Crater Lake National Park.

Some 60 miles west is the Pacific Ocean with its pristine beaches and rock outcroppings. A beautiful drive through rich green meadows, past the Dean Creek Elk Preserve, to greet the salty air of Oregon’s coasts.

Oakland is the starting / ending of the beautiful Umpqua River Scenic Byway (to and from Oakland / Reedsport via Highway 38 / 138) which connects to the American Highway 101