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.

Join us for our Vancouver Symposium, March 31-April 2, 2017

Join us for our Vancouver Symposium, March 31-April 2, 2017

The Oregon-California Trails Association and the Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation present the 2017 'Vancouver: Laye ...

Recognize your ancestors. Click here! Get your own Trail Certificate!

Recognize your ancestors. Click here! Get your own Trail Certificate!

Emigrant Trails Hall of Fame now available online

Emigrant Trails Hall of Fame now available online

Emigrant Names Database

Emigrant Names Database

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

Make your charitable contribution today!

Make your charitable contribution today!

Click here to donate online.

Explore the routes of the pioneers on the Virtual Trail!

Explore the routes of the pioneers on the Virtual Trail!

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.