State Parks Day: Free Camping and Limited Edition Pins

It’s time one again for State Parks Day! June 1st Oregon State Parks will be offering free camping and day use in all 258 of our parks!

All campsites, excluding cabins, are free June 1st at Cottonwood. Extra vehicle charges will also be waived.

State Parks Day Pin

To celebrate, join us in our park-wide (and state-wide) scavenger hunt

Treasure Chest

Here’s how it works: We will be placing three ammo boxes throughout the park. One in our day use area, and two in our back country. Inside each box is a voucher for a limited edition State Parks Day pin. Take one of these vouchers to a staff member to trade it to redeem your pin. We will leave the boxes in the field until all pins have been claimed.

Need more to do while you’re here? Free fishing weekend in Oregon falls on June 1st and 2nd. With the fish biting and the sun shining, bring out the family for a day on the water. Check out the ODFW website for events statewide.

Can’t make it to the park? That’s fine. Oregon State Parks will be offering events across the state! Check out the Oregon State Parks website for details on all the statewide events.

3 thoughts on “State Parks Day: Free Camping and Limited Edition Pins

  1. Evan, will all parks have the ammo boxes with vouchers in them?

    On Tue, May 28, 2019, 8:53 AM Cottonwood Canyon State Park wrote:

    > rangerevan posted: ” It’s time one again for State Parks Day! June 1st > Oregon State Parks will be offering free camping and day use in all 258 of > our parks! All campsites, excluding cabins, are free June 1st at > Cottonwood. Extra vehicle charges will also be waived. S” >

    1. No, not all parks will have these. At this time, I can only speak for what we are doing at Cottonwood Canyon. Each park will have a different method for distributing pins, and visitors should ask park staff what they need to do to get one.

      The following parks should have pins available:
      Coast

      Bullards Beach State Park
      Cape Arago State Park
      Cape Lookout State Park
      Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint
      Crissey Field State Recreation Site
      Fort Stevens State Park
      Humbug Mountain State Park
      Shore Acres State Park
      Sunset Bay State Park
      William M. Tugman State Park

      Columbia River Gorge

      Ainsworth State Park
      Guy W. Talbot State Park

      Willamette Valley

      Champoeg State Heritage Area
      Dexter State Recreation Area
      Elijah Bristow State Park
      Fort Yamhill State Heritage Area
      Silver Falls State Park
      Thompson’s Mills State Heritage Area

      Cascade Range and Central Oregon

      LaPine State Park
      Prineville Reservoir State Park
      The Cove Palisades State Park
      Tumalo State Park

      Southern and Eastern Oregon

      Collier Memorial State Park
      Clyde Holliday State Park
      Cottonwood Canyon State Park
      Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area
      Farewell Bend State Recreation Area
      Hat Rock State Park
      Joseph H. Stewart State Recreation Area
      Lake Owyhee State Park
      Minam State Recreation Area
      Sumpter Valley Dredge State Heritage Site
      TouVelle State Recreation Site
      Valley of the Rogue State Park
      Wallowa Lake State Park
      Wolf Creek Inn

  2. Wish we could be there to find the box. And claim a pin. But we have to cover OPLI that day.
    We miss you too.

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