Thursday, May 23, 2024



Free camping, Day use and activities to celebrate State Parks Day June 1

Celebrate State Parks Day with free parking and free RV and tent site camping at all Oregon State Parks June 1

Statewide trails Advisor Committee Seeks New members

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is seeking a volunteer to serve as the Hiking Representative on the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Grants Advisory Committee.

Moonshine Park rules changed

It's important to note that reservations are now required for all campsites. This change aims to prevent the disappointment, inconvenience and even open conflict experienced by many visitors under the previous first-come, first-served system, which often led to overcrowding and frustration due to lack of available space."

Historic Cemeteries Commission meets February second

State law established the seven-member Commission to maintain a listing of all historic cemeteries and gravesites in Oregon; promote public education on the significance of historic cemeteries; and help obtain financial and technical assistance for restoring, improving and maintaining their appearances.

At least nine state parks closed or partially closed due to ice and snow

At least nine Oregon State Parks have closed or partially closed due to ice, snow and downed trees along the North Coast and valley. Visitors are encouraged to check park pages on the state park website before visiting as well as local forecasts and TripCheck for road conditions.

King Tide Excursions with Newport Parks and Recreation

“Shore Acres has special underwater topography that can create huge waves if conditions are right so we are hopeful with it being winter and king tides, we’ll see some action.”

Lincoln City to receive 100k grant for new park

Lincoln City Parks and Recreation department announced that Travel Oregon has awarded  a $100k grant to build a new accessible playground in the newly created park in the Taft district. According to the Parks and Recreation department the accessible playground will be the first of its kind on the Oregon Coast, and provide independent play to persons of all abilities and ages.

Guided first day hikes set for January 1 in Oregon State Parks

Guided First Day Hikes led by rangers and volunteers are set for 31 Oregon State Parks on New Year’s Day Monday, January 1 2024. Hikes are free and the $5 day-use parking fee is waived that day for all state parks that require a parking permit and are open.

State park visitors can book same day reservations beginning in 2024

According to a State Parks spokesperson, The goal of same-day online reservations is to offer campers the flexibility to travel last minute when sites are available

Two beach campgrounds update their closures for 2023/2024

Two popular coastal campgrounds will temporarily close through spring/summer 2024 due to construction.

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