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Rate Ranges (2024)



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Background:

OPRD is considering proposed changes to rules to adjust ranges for rates charged for camping and use of other facilities in state parks.
Once rate ranges are adopted into rule, the state parks director has authority to adjust fees based on visitation patterns, increased costs, and seasonal fluctuations up to four times per year. The first rate ranges were adopted into rule in 2018 and implemented by the department in 2019.
Adjustments to rate ranges are necessary to respond to increases in utility costs, operations and maintenance needs and inflation. Increasing the rate ranges, does not mean that fees charged per night will increase automatically, but will provide the agency flexibility to adjust fees as conditions change in coming years.
In addition to rate range adjustments proposed rules would:
  • Expand the 25% surcharge for out-of-state campers to all types of campsites. Currently, this fee is only charged on RV campsites.
  • Allow the director to determine which parks assess a day use parking permit fee. Currently parks requiring a parking permit are listed in rule.

Public Comment Period:

Comments accepted until 5 PM August 30, 2024.
Three public hearings will be held for the public to provide comments. All begin at 5:30 PM and you must be present by 6 PM to provide comments.
  • Virtual Hearing: Wednesday, July 31, 2024. Register to attend the hearing at: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_aT-S-tRHScONYnp8SxErmQ
  • In Person Hearings: Tuesday, August 6, 2024. Nehalem Bay State Park Meeting Hall, 34600 Garey St, Nehalem, OR 97131.
  • Tuesday, August 13, 2024. North Mall Office Building, 725 Summer Street NE, Salem, OR 97301. 
The department is also seeking feedback via a short survey about opinions on camping facilities and programs that can be taken during the public comment period. TAKE THE SURVEY HERE

To submit a comment please fill out the form below


Documents:

Proposed Rate Range Table

Draft Rule Language

OPRD Commission Breif

Filing Notice Rate Range Adjustment

Filing Notice Day Use Changes

Public Comment Open News Release


Rulemaking Page

Contact

Katie Gauthier

Legislative Coordinator

503-510-9678