Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

April 4, 2011

New state park cabins go on reservations system April 7

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) will accept reservations for 16 new deluxe cabins in three state parks beginning April 7.

Although the department’s reservation service, Reservations Northwest, will begin the bookings April 7, opening dates for overnight stays differ for each park:

  • Two cabins at Prineville Reservoir State Park will open June 15, 2011. Located 16 miles southeast of Prineville, the park already rents three deluxe models year round.
  • Fort Stevens State Park will unveil 11 cabins— the first ever offered at the park—starting July 1, 2011. The park, 10 miles west of Astoria, also has 15 yurts to go with the largest number of RV campsites (476) in Oregon.
  • Cape Lookout State Park will have the other three cabins opening Aug. 1, 2011. The park has three existing deluxe cabins available all year 11 miles southwest of Tillamook.

Reservations may be made online through www.oregonstateparks.org or by calling Reservations Northwest at 1-800-452-5687. Bookings are accepted for dates two days to nine months in advance. Rental rates are available on the web and by calling 1-800-551-6949.

The new cabins measure 16 by 24 feet and are designed to sleep up to five people. Each has a six-foot covered front porch.

The floor plan for each deluxe cabin has a bathroom with a shower, a living room with a futon that folds into a double bed, and a bedroom with a bunk bed that sleeps three—one on top and two on the bottom. Other features include a dining table with chairs, and an entertainment cabinet with a television and DVD player. A kitchenette has a sink, a refrigerator and a microwave oven. Renters must bring their own bedding or sleeping bags along with dishes, cooking and eating utensils, towels and toiletries.

For more information, contact these park managers:

Teri Wing, Fort Stevens State Park 503-861-3170, ext. 27

Pete Marvin, Manager, Cape Lookout State Park 503-842-3128, ext. 222

Steve Memminger, Manager, Prineville Reservoir State Park 541-416-0645, ext. 23