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Reservation Rulemaking 2021

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Proposal for Rulemaking, OAR 736-015-0015

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) proposes changes to the Oregon Administrative Rule guiding reservations for Oregon State Parks.

The experience closing parks and cancelling reservations since March 2020 exposed a need for increased flexibility in reservation rules to enable the agency to more nimbly respond to changing conditions.

The proposed rule change includes implementing a flexible fee range for transaction fees to make, change or cancel a reservation; changing reservation windows to allow for same day reservations through 18 months, with some, but not all sites would be open the entire window and making changes to group camping notification requirements.

Public Comment: Opened December 1, 2020. Closes January 15, 2021, 5 PM

The Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) proposed for revision include:


    OAR 736-015-0015, Reservations

Public Hearing:

Thursday, January 7, 6 PM via computer or telephone.  Register to participate in the hearing below.    

See Commission presentation on rulemaking opening

See the full proposed new rules and filing documents

See the clean copy of the proposed rules

See press release

Comments can be made below or in writing to Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Attn.: Katie Gauthier, 725 Summer St NE, Suite C, Salem OR  97301; or through e-mail to

Public comments received between December 1, 2020 and December 6, 2020

Public comments received between December 7, 2020 and December 31, 2020

Public comments received between January 1, 2021 and January 6, 2021

Public comments received between January 6, 2021 and January 15, 2021

Public comment is closed

Rulemaking Page


Katie Gauthier

Legislative Coordinator