Jessica Mendoza's 16 Watery Wonders of the Western United States - Atlas Obscura Lists

Jessica Mendoza's 16 Watery Wonders of the Western United States

Grab a life jacket and a wetsuit!

Two-time Olympic medalist and sportscaster Jessica Mendoza has always been passionate about the great outdoors. Drawn by the scenic beauty and active lifestyle, Jessica’s family relocated to Oregon to spend as much time as possible exploring the state’s many natural wonders. 

Explore Jessica’s list of her favorite awe-inspiring water features in the great American West.

Clackamas County, Oregon

Bagby Hot Springs

Hollowed out cedar log tubs set in an ancient towering forest.
Sponsored by Lincoln
Tillamook, Oregon

Octopus Tree of Oregon

No one knows how this Pacific Northwest spruce tree came to have so many trunks.
Sponsored by Lincoln
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon

Sahalie Falls

Rushing water plunges over a 100-foot drop created by an ancient lava flow at this majestic waterfall.
Sponsored by Lincoln

Sponsored by Land Rover. Rediscover adventure in the all-new Land Rover Discovery.