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State Agency Offers Free Parking at Oregon State Parks on the Day after Thanksgiving

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The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department invites residents to head outside on the day after Thanksgiving.

Popularly known as "Green Friday," the day after Thanksgiving has become a tradition for many families. State parks will once again waive day-use parking fees in the 24 parks that are open tomorrow and normally charge for parking.

Parking is free year-round at almost all state parks. The waiver applies to the parks that charge $5 daily for parking. Fee parks include popular destinations such as Fort Stevens, Cape Lookout, Silver Falls, Champoeg, LL Stub Stewart, Smith Rock and Milo McIver.

A complete list of parks that require day-use parking permits is available online at "stateparks.oregon.gov."

The fee waiver applies from open to close on Friday except at Shore Acres State Park, where it expires at 4 p.m. for the Holiday Lights event that runs through New Year's Eve.
Posted on 11/23/23 6:17AM by Sam Marsh