Limited Camping Returns to Oregon State Parks June 9
Cabin fever is getting to Oregonians but luckily Oregon State Parks are going to limited camping at state parks starting June 9th.
According to a news release from the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, limited camping in Oregon will be allowed starting June 9th.
Here is what the news release said:
A list of which campgrounds will open June 9 is still being finalized. That list will be published on oregonstateparks.org by the end of May.
Not all parks and all services will be available. Most of the campgrounds open accept reservations, but some first-come, first-served state park campgrounds may open as staff and funding are available.
Those campgrounds that do open will honor existing tent and RV reservations starting June 9 and will accept new reservations from one day to two weeks in advance, instead of the usual nine months in advance.
Reservations will still be made through OPRD’s contracted vendor, Reserve America at https://oregonstateparks.reserveamerica.com/. RV and tent campers without reservations will be welcome at open campgrounds as space and staffing permits.
Visitors can help state parks stay open:
- Choose a park as close to home as possible. Don’t travel if you’re sick.
- Visit with members of your household.
- Bring everything you need with you: trash bags, cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, food, water. Pack out everything you bring in.
- Be gentle with the trails, restrooms, showers, benches, and picnic tables.
- Take it easy on yourself by enjoying low-key, familiar activities.
- Be a good neighbor. Keep your pets on a leash, your site clean, and respect quiet hours from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. every day.
- Keep at least six feet away from people from outside your household, and wear a face-covering when you can’t. Avoid crowds even if you have a face covering.
- Cover coughs, and wash your hands regularly.
- Watch our Prepare + Care Welcome video at https://youtu.be/IN7qsM08l9k.
It's exciting news that Oregon is going to start opening up some of their parks for camping but be aware that reservations for most yurts and cabins, and group camping and group day-use, are still subject to cancellation.
Visitors holding those reservations will be contacted if a cancellation is required.
Two main forces determine when a state park campground can open. Some communities, such as the north coast, are not yet ready for overnight visitors from outside their area.
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