Explore the history of the American frontier west from the pioneers and Indians who led the way, to covered wagons, cattle and cowboys who followed later.

Visit the Virtual Trail now!

Visit the Virtual Trail now!

View of Donner-Truckee Area, Sierra Nevada Mountains, Truckee, California

View of Donner-Truckee Area, Sierra Nevada Mountains, Truckee, California

Make your charitable contribution today!

Make your charitable contribution today!

Click here to donate online.

OCTA 2015 Annual Convention

OCTA 2015 Annual Convention

South Lake Tahoe, California. Click here to access information.

Emigrant Names Database

Emigrant Names Database

Click here to access Paper Trail site, a guide to Overland pioneer names and documents.

Saving A Legacy/Across the Kansas Prairie

Saving A Legacy/Across the Kansas Prairie

21 minute DVD explaining trail remnants and sites in an effort to preserve an American treasure.

North Platte River, Nebraska

North Platte River, Nebraska
Kearney, NE. Visit the river that guided the Oregon-California pioneers westward!

Learn

Learn

Our learning center is organized to make it easier to research and find materials useful for understanding the varied aspects of the westward migrations.

Connect

Connect

Find OCTA events and activities in your area, connect with expert local speakers, and read a wide-range of quality Oregon Trail publications.

Preserve

Preserve

OCTA actively works to preserve historic emigrant trails through trail mapping, trail marking, site identification, archaeology, and trails legislation.