Category Archives: Parks & Recreation Dept. (OPRD)

Looking for a way to ring in the new year? What about whale watching?

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is inviting visitors to the coast for their annual Winter Whale Watch Week. Source: Looking for a way to ring in the new year? What about whale watching?

Bullards Beach construction project postponed

The campground and overnight facilities at Bullards Beach State Park opened for reservations Tuesday for stays between Jan. 1, 2020 – March 9, 2020 after a construction project was postponed. All overnight facilities — including full-hookup campsites, electrical sites and yurts — are open through those months. Source: Bullards Beach construction project postponed | News […]
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First Day Hikes returns to state parks, fees waived

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) invites Oregonians outdoors on New Year’s Day for the annual First Day Hikes event. Visitors can choose from 37 hikes in 31 parks across the state. All hikes will be guided by a park ranger or volunteer who will share stories about the park’s history, geology, wildlife and plants. […]
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‘First Day’ hikes offered at six Southern Oregon parks

Six free, guided hikes — plus two bike rides — are being offered on New Year’s Day in local state parks as part of the annual First Day Hikes program.Across the state, 37 hikes are being offered at 31 parks, according to a news release from Oregon State Parks. Source: ‘First Day’ hikes offered at […]
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Oregon State Parks offer free guided hikes and park access to celebrate New Year’s Day

Four state parks in Eastern Oregon are encouraging people to spend their New Year’s Day in the great outdoors by hosting events in conjunction with Oregon Parks and Recreation Department’s First Day Hikes. In its ninth year, park rangers will lead 37 First Day Hikes at 31 parks statewide. Source: Oregon State Parks offer free […]
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State seeks comments on changes to camping special access pass

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is accepting public comments on a proposed change to Oregon Administrative Rule language describing how the agency bundles free camping days under their Special Access Pass program. The program is offered to foster and adoptive foster families, and veterans with a service-connected disability. It provides up to 14 days […]
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Hike and learn for free on New Year’s Day

Oregon Parks and Recreation will be offering guided hikes Jan. 1 at more than 30 state parks. Source: Hike and learn for free on New Year’s Day

Oregonians invited to hike on New Year’s Day

Central Oregonians looking to start off 2020 with a healthy and fun New Year’s Day hike can participate in one of several guided walks organized by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. Source: Oregonians invited to hike on New Year’s Day

Give the gift of unlimited access to Oregon’s state parks

This holiday season, give the gift of unlimited access to Oregon’s state parks with an annual day-use parking permit. From Dec. 1-31, holiday shoppers can buy annual parking permits for only $25. that’s $5 off the regular price of $30. Source: Give the gift of unlimited access to Oregon’s state parks | Local News | […]
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Free hikes Jan. 1 at selected state parks

Start the year outside by going on one of 37 free Jan. 1 hikes offered at 31 Oregon state parks as part of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department First Day Hikes event. All hikes will be guided by a park ranger or volunteer who will share stories about the park’s history, geology, wildlife and plants, […]
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