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


As part of its mission to promote education about the westward emigrant trails, OCTA invests energy and resources to produce a wide-ranging set of quality publications.

Regional Chapters

OCTA has 11 regional or state chapters which support marking and mapping the trails and work with private landowners as well as government agencies, such as the Bureau of Land Management and the National Park Service, on preservation issues.

Speakers' Bureau

Many of our members are available to speak to your group or organization about the Oregon Trail and other historical interests. Some presenters charge a fee for talks.

News & Activities

OCTA is an active organization with regular events, activities and initiatives. Check back often to see if there are events in your area, or activities that you would like to support.

OCTA Store

Our bookstore is the best one-stop source for unique books, maps, videos, gifts and other materials related to the American West and the frontier. You will find material on western exploration, overland migration, the military and their forts, the telegraph and mail transportation.

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Save the Trail: Preservation
Paper Trail: Pioneer Documents


Ogden, Utah Convention: August 6-10, 2018

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Emigrant Trails Hall of Fame now available online

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