$5 Off State Park Day-Use Permit in December

Posted by OCVA / November 30, 2011

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department News Release
Release Date: November 28, 2011

$5 off state park day-use permit in December

December is “stocking stuffer” month at Oregon State Parks. From December 1 through December 31, park-goers can save $5 on the state park 12-month day-use parking permit.  The state park permit, which is required at 26 Oregon state parks, is on sale for $25 – regularly $30 – in December.

“The permit makes a great gift,” said Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) spokesman Chris Havel. “The $5 discount in December makes them even better.” Parking permits are transferable from vehicle to vehicle, making them even more of a value in today’s economy. OPRD also offers a 24-month pass, priced at $50, that Havel said is “always a bargain.”

Visitors who do not have long-term passes must purchase $5 daily permits. “That means remembering to have the cash and then taking time to buy a permit from a vending machine or stopping at a fee booth,” said Havel.

The Oregon Coast Passport is also discounted $5 in December. The passport is a multi-agency product, valid at Oregon State Parks, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and National Park Service sites along the Oregon Coast. The coastal passports are on sale for $30 – regularly $35 – in December.

The 12- and 24-month OPRD permits and coastal passports can be purchased, along with other gift possibilities such as gift certificates, by calling the Oregon State Parks Information Center, 1-800-551-6949. Callers may use debit or credit cards that have VISA or MasterCard logos to purchase permits, passports and gift certificates.

Walk-in customers can buy the OPRD permits at major OPRD offices, some state park friends’ group stores and selected local businesses throughout the state. A list of vendors is posted at www.oregonstateparks.org/dayuse_permit_vendors.php. The coastal passports are sold at coastal state parks, federal agency offices and local vendors in several coastal communities.

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