Upcoming WAMS Field Trips

WAMSI offers several field trips annually around Oregon. Past field trips have included locations like Hampton Butte, Succor Creek, McDonald’s Ranch, Rock Castle, Lincoln City (Nelscott Beach) and Fogarty Creek State Park.

The 2024 Field Trip season opened with an outing to Nelscott Beach in Lincoln City. Watch this page or our Facebook Events page to see what other trips are being planned.

Please note that WAMS field trips are only for WAMS members in good standing (paid membership). Download the membership form here.

For more information or to RSVP for any field trip, please email our WAMS Field Trip Coordinator and include the name of the WAMS Field Trip in your subject line.

Quick Links to WAMS Field Trips and other upcoming events

Prineville Rockhound Pow Wow
June 13–16, 2024

Madras Rockhound Pow Wow
June 20–23, 2024

Hampton Butte
September 13–15, 2024

Maury Mountain Limbcast
September 20–21, 2024

Prineville Pow Wow

June 13–16, 2024

Crook County Fairgrounds, Prineville, OR

This is not an official WAMS field trip; however, many WAMS members attend the gem show and join the Prineville Pow Wow field trips. All field trip participants must become members of Prineville Pow Wow ($10/family) on site at the event prior to signing up for field trips. More information can be found at http://prineville.rocks.


Madras Rock & Gem Show

June 20–23, 2024

This is not an official WAMS field trip; however, many WAMS members attend this rock show and join the field trips. More information can be found at https://www.facebook.com/madrasrocksandgems/.

Hampton Butte

September 13–15, 2024

WAMS will return to Hampton Butte to dig for petrified wood, limb casts, agate and jasper.  

We will dry camp on public land near the primary dig area. It is dusty, with no services or bathrooms, and limited cellular reception so plan accordingly.

More information will be available mid-2024.

Maury Mountain Limb Cast

September 20–21, 2024

More information will be available mid-2024.