May 17, 2019 10:40 a.m.
Saturday June 1st is State Parks Day and staff with the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is inviting Oregonians outdoors for a day of free camping, free parking and special events.
A release from OPRD said several state parks are holding free events. Camping will be free at all tent, RV and individual horse campsites. Day-use parking will be free June 1st and 2nd at the 25 parks that charge a day use fee.
OPRD Director Lisa Sumption said “State Parks Day is our way each year of thanking Oregonians for their commitment to our state parks”. She said residents are invited to discover a new park or revisit an old favorite on that day.
Oregon Lottery is sponsoring a new edition to State Parks Day. Limited edition commemorative pins will be given out free at more than two dozen state parks on June 1st.
Find out more about the special events happening in some state parks on June 1st by going to: https://oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=v.dsp_featureArticle&articleId=229.