Explore State Parks For Free On Green Friday

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Parking fees will be waived on at Oregon State Parks November 29 in honor of Green Friday

SALEM — Oregon State Parks invites Oregonians to ditch the leftovers, cancel Black Friday shopping plans and lace up their hiking boots for “Green Friday” on Nov. 29. The agency is waiving the $5 day-use parking fees that day at 25 state parks across Oregon.

Why? Well, because as much as park rangers love turkey, family and sweet deals on camping gear, they also love providing more opportunities for people to get outside. Plus, the fall weather brings a unique character to many state parks; your favorite summer spot might look very different this time of year!

Parking is free year-round at almost all state parks; the fee waiver applies to the 25 parks that charge $5 daily for parking. The fee is waived all day* too, so if you’re feeling a little sluggish after inhaling all that turkey and stuffing, feel free to roll up to your local park a little later than usual.

Check out Oregon State Parks’ day-use parking FAQ for a map of parks that charge day-use parking fees.

You can also visit the Find A Park page to select a park near you and learn more about it.

*Note: At Shore Acres State Park, the fee waiver expires at 3 p.m. for the Holiday Lights event that runs Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve.

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Matt Noble is a Communication Specialist with Oregon State Parks.

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