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 sites—full 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 Approximately half of Oregon’s 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 doesn’t matter if you are in a state park or on a backwoods goat path—get outside and enjoy your trails.”

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.