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Weather conditions on the Western Oregon University campusClick here: for a more detailed weather report

Campus cam:
Live views of the Instructional Technology Center (ITC) on Monmouth Ave., the main street running through the Western campus.


Outdoor recreation resources
The above images represent the wide range of activities and weather conditions on the Western campus as well as the surrounding Oregon landscape.  
Campus opportunities
Campus recreation & Wolverton Pool
call 503-838-8513 for more information or come by the office in room 213A  in the Werner center

Intramural Sports & Campus Clubs -
call ASWOU, at 503-838-8683

Please note:
The following links are not affiliated with Western Oregon University
The university should not be held responsible for the accuracy of the content of the following Web sites. Individuals participating in any outdoor activity need to be fully aware of the inherent risks which may associated with that activity. Care must also be taken to plan for sudden changes in weather and conditions. Extra clothing and food is always recommended.

Statewide resources
Oregon Department of Transportation Web cams & Road conditions
Virtual Guidebook to Oregon
National Forests of Oregon and Washington: links
Willamette National Forest trip planning map
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife recreation report
Trails.com: OnLine directories for many different activities within Oregon


Special interest areas in Oregon
Newberry National Volcanic monument
Crater Lake
Virtual Guidebook to Eastern Oregon: Steen's Mountain
John Day Fossil beds
Oregon Caves National Monument


The Beach
Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
Oregon Coast Visitor Association
Jess M. Honeyman Memorial State Park
Oregon surfing spots


Bicycling: mountain
Black Rock Free Ride association: Free ride trails in Falls City near campus
MerryCranksters: Local trails
Mountain Bike review: Oregon trails
Dirt World: Oregon ATB trails


Bicycling: road
Trails.com Road biking guide
Road Biking guide
The Salem Bicycle Club


Canoe, Kayaking and Boating
Kayak guide, Canoe Guide
Oregon Kayak and Canoe club
Sites of interest to Sea Kayakers
Paddling.net: Oregon points of interest


Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife - fish division overview
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife - recreation report


Oregon Trails: Hiking the Pacific Northwest
CoolTrails.com: a Northwest Hiking resource
Local Hikes: Portland & Salem area


Rock climbing
RockClimbing.com & Rock Climbing sites: Oregon online climbing guides
Falls City: Waterfall bouldering near Campus
Smith Rock: World famous climbing in Central Oregon


Ski Central: Oregon
Hoodoo Ski area: closest to WOU
Mt Hood Ski Bowl and Timberline Lodge ski areas: in Cascade range outside of Portland
Mt Bachelor: 22miles SW of Bend
Oregon Nordic Club: Willamette chapter
Oregon Cross Country Ski guide
Oregon Cross-Country Ski Areas


Wind surfing
Oregon.com wind surfing locations
The Gorge - top tier wind surfing: links