Camp for free June 6 and #InventAdventure (2015)
Camp, play and fish for free the weekend of June 6-7 in celebration of State Parks Day and Free Fishing Weekend.
State Parks Day
Camping is free the night of June 6 in traditional sites—full hookup (sewer, electricity and water), electrical hookup (electricity and water), and tent sites. Parking at the 26 parks that charge a day-use parking fee will also be free June 6 & 7. Campsite reservations may be made by calling 800-452-5687 before 5 p.m. June 5. Or, reserve online at www.oregonstateparks.org. Of the 52 state park campgrounds, 40 take reservations.
Join guided hikes, open houses, tours and special barbecues on Saturday. J.R. Beaver, Oregon’s State Park mascot, will be on hand for the kids.
Silver Falls State Park east of Salem will host a free barbecue, guided waterfall tour and its annual Foot Race Challenge, with a 5K, 6-mile and kids race. Stub Stewart State Park west of Portland will offer a free lunch at the Hilltop Day-Use area, along with a guided hike, bike ride and orienting workshop. Go to our event calendar and search on State Parks Day for a complete list of activities.
Submit your Instagram photos and videos of your park adventures throughout the weekend and summer with #InventAdventure.
Free Fishing Weekend
Visitors will be able to fish, crab and clam without a license June 6-7 for Oregon’s Free Fishing Weekend, hosted by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW). ODFW will provide the gear, bait and instructions at some state parks, including Champoeg, Detroit Lake, Jessie Honeyman and parks in the Columbia River Gorge. See a list of all events statewide.