Oregon State Park 12-month day-use pass available at discount through April
Apr 06,2007 00:00 by Bend_Weekly_News_Sources

Normally sold for $25, the discounted day-use pass will be sold for $20 through the month of April. Passes may be purchased at all Oregon G.I. Joe's locations, major Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) offices, several Friends' group interpretive stores and selected local businesses and chamber of commerce visitor information centers throughout the state. A list of participating vendors is available online.

Both the 12-month pass and a 24-month alternative may also be purchased by calling the Oregon State Parks Information Center, 1-800-551-6949, and charging the cost to a VISA or MasterCard. Extra vehicle passes, available for an additional $5, must be bought at the same time the original passes are purchased.

The passes are honored at 26 state parks either 12 or 24 months from the date of purchase. For example, a 12-month pass bought at any time during April will be good through April 30, 2008.

Day passes are required at the following Oregon State Parks:

COAST

Cape Lookout, 12 miles southwest of Tillamook;

Ecola, two miles north of Cannon Beach;

Fort Stevens, 10 miles west of Astoria;

Heceta Head Lighthouse, 13 miles north of Florence;

Jessie M. Honeyman, three miles south of Florence;

Nehalem Bay, three miles south of the U.S.101-Manzanita Jct.;

Shore Acres, 13 miles southwest of Coos Bay.

WESTERN VALLEYS

Champoeg, 27 miles south of Portland;

Detroit Lake, 50 miles east of Salem;

Fall Creek, Winberry, 17 miles southeast of Springfield;

Jasper, 12 miles southeast of Eugene/Springfield;

Milo McIver, 25 miles southeast of Portland;

Silver Falls, 26 miles east of Salem;

Stub Stewart, 31 miles west of Portland (open summer 2007);

Tou Velle, nine miles north of Medford;

Willamette Mission, eight miles north of Salem.

COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE

Benson, 30 miles east of Portland;

Dabney, four miles east of Troutdale;

Mayer (east day-use area only), 10 miles west of The Dalles;

Rooster Rock, 22 miles east of Portland;

Viento, eight miles west of Hood River;

Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, Twin Tunnels trailheads, between Hood River and Mosier.

CENTRAL/EASTERN OREGON

Farewell Bend, 25 miles northwest of Ontario;

Smith Rock, nine miles northeast of Redmond; 

The Cove Palisades, 15 miles southwest of Madras;

Tumalo, five miles northwest of Bend.