Why Join OCTA?

Join the Oregon-California Trails Association


Save the Trail

Memberships have been tailored to address varying member wishes. Those with higher initial costs provide increased benefits.

Why Join OCTA?

An American heritage is at risk. The historic trails trod by half a million pioneers, gold rushers, adventurers, families – people in pursuit of a better life in the West – are under constant threat from development. Many miles of wagon ruts and swales still exist in silent testimonly to those hardy souls who built the nation as we know it today. Join the Oregon-Californial Trails Association to help preserve our heritage. Memberships have been tailored to address varying member wishes. Those with higher initial costs provide increased benefits.

OCTA Membership Benefits

  • Overland Journal is OCTA’s quarterly magazine which contains articles and book reviews concerning historic trails.
  • News from the Plains is OCTA’s quarterly newsletter, which contains information about the activities of OCTA national, OCTA chapters, and OCTA members.
  • Time Travelers is a program in which OCTA participates that allows OCTA members to receive a variety of special benefits, such as free admission or gift shop discounts when they visit Time Travelers affiliates. There are 185 museums and historic sites in 45 states that participate in the program.
  • When you join OCTA, you will receive free access to Paper Trail, the website based on a searchable index of 19th Century westward American migration documents. (www.paper-trail.org)
  • Potential members are required to join National OCTA first and then can proceed to join the various Regional OCTA Chapters of their choice.
  • Do you prefer to join OCTA by mail? Print out our brochure here.
    Membership Brochure  
    Fax: 816-836-0989
  • Make a Donation to OCTA to help us Save The Trails!