Camping, Fishing and More Free June 1 in Oregon For State Parks Day

Wallowa Lake, Oregon (Photo by Bonnie Moreland)

There’s no better time than today to get a camping spot at any one of Oregon’s beautiful state parks, as camping overnight is free in honor of State Parks Day. Parking is also free at day-use parks for the whole weekend, June 1 and 2, 2019. State Parks Day is organized by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) and has been held annually since 1997.

Many popular parks are also hosting special events for the occasion, including guided tours at Cape Mears, a kid’s fishing derby at Prineville Reservoir and outdoor concerts at Wallowa Lake.

Dozens of parks are also giving away State Parks Day pins on June 1.

June 1 and 2 is also Free Fishing Weekend. That means you can fish, crab and clam anywhere in Oregon without a license.

In total, 11 state parks will host free events June 1:

Willamette Valley

Champoeg State Heritage Area

Fort Yamhill State Heritage Area

Silver Falls State Park


Fort Stevens State Park

Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint

Cascade Range and Central Oregon

The Cove Palisades State Park

Prineville Reservoir State Park

Tumalo State Park

Portland Metro Area

Tryon Creek State Natural Area

Southern and Eastern Oregon

Collier Memorial State Park

Wallowa Lake State Park

More about State Parks Day events

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