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Sand dunes at Honeyman State Park in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
Sand dunes that have formed since the end of the Ice Age occupy approximately 140 of Oregon’s 310 miles of coast - more than in Washington or California.

map legendcoastal rangeCascade MountainsBasin & Range & Owyhee UplandsHigh Lava PlainsBasin & Range & Owyhee UplandsBlue MountainsWillamette ValleyDeschutes-Columbia plateauKlamath Mountains
Geographic areasDeschutes-Columbia plateauBlue MountainsHigh Lava plainsBasin & Range & Owyhee uplandsBasin & Range & Owyhee uplandsCascade RangeCoast RangeWillamette Valley

Graphic by Elizabeth L. Orr, Geology of Oregon,
available from Nature of the Northwest

Learn more about Oregon geology via the Capitol Windows panels:
Oregon: 150 Years of Statehood; 150 Million Years in the Making!

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