State parks throughout Oregon, including Wallowa Lake, are laying out the welcome mat Saturday, June 2 in celebration of State Parks Day. Camping is free the night of June 2 in traditional sitesfull hookup (sewer, electricity and water), electrical hookup (electricity and water) and tent sites. Parking at the 26 day-use-fee parks also will be free June 2. Campsite reservations may be made by calling Reservations Northwest (1-800-452-5687) before 5 p.m. May 31.
Or reserve online at www.oregonstateparks.org. Approximately half of Oregons 53 state park campgrounds take reservations.
Free camping and parking is our chance to say thank you to our visitors, said Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) Director Tim Wood. State Parks Day has become a special tradition both for Oregonians and for park staff.
Wood noted that June 2 is also National Trails Day. Oregon has hundreds of miles of trails, for all levels of ability, and it doesnt matter if you are in a state park or on a backwoods goat pathget outside and enjoy your trails.