Named after Guy Webster Talbot, a wealthy local who used the area as his family's summer estate, Guy W. Talbot State Park has been welcoming locals since 1929. Beginning in the early 1930s, the Civilian Conservation Corps took up construction of several park amenities that still stand today.
While a little smaller than other state parks, Guy W. Talbot State Park offers a diverse array of activities sure to entertain guests throughout their stay. Visitors looking to have a picnic will find ample opportunities here, with several modern shelters available for rental throughout the summer months.
These shelters come complete with restroom facilities for guests, as well as grilling facilities. Canines are allowed inside of these shelters as long as guests clean up after them, and keep them clear of the bathroom areas. There are four miles of total hiking trails in the park, all of which provide excellent views of the surrounding river as well as of the famous Latourell Falls.
These trails are generally easy to manage, so you shouldn't need anything besides a good pair of shoes. If you're looking to bring your canine on your journey, make sure to keep them on a leash throughout their stay. Dog refuse stations are located at all trailheads, so make sure you clean up anything your companion might leave behind.
Photography is strongly encouraged in Guy W. Talbot State Park, due to the diverse views offered in such a small green space. The photography community in neighboring Latourell regularly hosts gatherings within the park based around specific techniques, as well as more general get-togethers aimed at photo enthusiasts of all ages.
A bonus for nature photographers here are the Port Orford cedars and Douglas firs that stay beautiful throughout the year. If you would like to host a more significant event with an attendance rate of more than 20 people, licenses can be obtained through the Oregon State Park's website, as well as offices at several Oregon state parks.