Video Tour

Former employees of the Sumpter Gold Dredge discuss what life was like working on the dredge.

The Story of the Sumpter Valley Gold Dredge

This video gives an excellent overview of what it was like to work on the dredge.  Thank you Oregon Parks and Recreation for creating this amazing resource.


The Friends of the Sumpter Valley Dredge is committed to maintaining the history of the dredge for today, tomorrow, and for future generations to learn and enjoy.

Our Amazing Support

This project has been funded in part by a grant from Travel Oregon and Oregon Cultural Trust.

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575 SW Dredge Loop Rd
Sumpter, Oregon 97877
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The Visitor Center and the Park will be open May 1st!! We will be following OHA and CDC guidelines to keep visitors and staff safe and healthy.