The Famous Circular Area with its Unique Phenomena
Open to the public since 1930

The Oregon Vortex is a glimpse of a strange world where the improbable is the commonplace and everyday physical facts are reversed. It is an area of naturally occurring visual and perceptual phenomena, which can be captured on film. No matter your education or profession you will find a challenge to all your accepted theories. Use the menu to the left to discover more.


News and Events

We are so glad to be back for a regular season. It feels like a long time since we have seen everyone. There are a few changes to the way our tours run. We are as always open 7 days a week, for this season the gift shop is open from 9:30 until 4 with tours running on the hour from 10 until 3. As the season gets busier we hope to find more guides and expand the tour schedule, but for now there are 6 tours a day with 20 admissions available per tour. Admission is available at the Gift Shop window on a first come, first serve basis.

For those still interested in a more personal or private experience we are continuing to offer private tours and area rental. If you are interested in booking a private tour for your school group or family reunion or you want a couple hours to yourself for photography email us at or call 541-855-1543 for more information.

Thank you to everyone who has kept us going over the last few years, we wouldn't have made it without you. We look forward to seeing you soon. Good Health and Safe Travels

PS. Interested in being a tour guide? We are hiring for the summer and fall season! Part time, flexible days and starting at $15 an hour. Email for more information.


Contact Us

The Oregon Vortex
4303 Sardine Creek Left Fork Road
Gold Hill, Oregon 97525-9732
+1 (541) 855-1543
We hope to see you soon!