News Release from Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.
May 25, 2017
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) invites people to stay and play for free to celebrate State Parks Day on Saturday, June 3.
Camping will be free the night of June 3 in all RV hookup sites, tent sites and horse camps. Day-use parking will be free both June 3 and 4 at the 26 parks that charge a day-use fee.
People can reserve online at www.oregonstateparks.org or by calling 800-452-5687. Phone reservations must be made by 5 p.m. June 2. The campsite rental will be free, but all reservations will still include an $8 non-refundable transaction fee. Of the 56 state park campgrounds, 46 take reservations.
“State Parks Day is Oregon’s way to say thank you for supporting your state park system,” said OPRD Director Lisa Sumption. “We welcome all Oregonians to connect with their favorite state park, or even enjoy a new one for the first time.”
State Parks Day is always the first Saturday in June. The Oregon State Legislature established the free day in 1997 to focus public attention on Oregon’s state park system.