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Pilot Butte Master Plan 2021

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The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is accepting written comments on the proposed adoption of the Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint Master Plan under Oregon Administrative Rule 736-018-0045.

The plan details current natural and cultural resource conditions, outdoor recreation trends and how to balance recreation and resource protection. It sets priorities for the next two decades, such as adding or improving trails, parking, facilities and signs. The plan is available at: Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint Master Plan

Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint (Pilot Butte) became part of the State of Oregon’s public lands in 1927 when it was donated to the State Highway Commission in memory of Terrance Hardington Foley. Its value to the public began primarily as a location to view the region and the Cascade Mountain Range to the west, and its view continue to draw statewide visitors. The combined park includes a total of 1261 acres under OPRD’s current ownership. As part of the process of drafting the plan, OPRD planners considered comments gathered from an advisory committee, park neighbors and the general public during meetings and written comment periods. The Oregon State Parks Commission approved the content of the draft plan in June 2020.  Officials from Deschutes County reviewed the draft for compatibility with zoning codes, a four-year process.

Public Comment: Opened April 1, 2021. Closes May 3, 2021, 5 PM

The Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) proposed for revision include:
Amending OAR 736-018-0045: Adopted State Park Master Plan Documents

See Commission presentation adopting master plan
See the full proposed new rules and filing documents
See the clean copy of the proposed rules
See press release

Comments will be accepted until 5 p.m. May 3, 2021 and can be made below; in writing to Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, attn.: Helena Kesch, 725 Summer St NE, Suite C, Salem OR  97301; or through e-mail to

Public Comments received April 5, 2021 through May 3, 2021

Public Comment is closed

Rulemaking Page


Katie Gauthier

Legislative Coordinator