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Give the gift of Oregon State Parks with a 12-month parking permit

Dec. 1, 2014

​What better stocking stuffer than a year of free parking at Oregon's state parks? From Dec. 1-31, holiday shoppers can buy an annual day-use parking permit for only $25--a $5 discount from the regular price of $30.

Parking costs $5 a day at 26 Oregon State Parks unless you have a 12- or 24-month parking permit or a same-day camping receipt. "This permit is a gateway to ocean views, lighthouses, waterfalls, scenic trails and more. It's the perfect gift for anyone who frequently visits state parks," said OPRD Director Lisa Van Laanen.

OPRD also offers a 24-month pass for $50. The permits are transferable from vehicle to vehicle.

The Oregon Coast Passport is also discounted $5 in December. The passport is a multi-agency product, valid at Oregon State Parks, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and National Park Service sites along the Oregon coast. The coastal passports are on sale for $30--regularly $35--in December.

The 12- and 24-month OPRD permits, coastal passports and OPRD gift certificates can be purchased by calling the Oregon State Parks Information Center, 1-800-551-6949. Callers may use debit or credit cards that have VISA or MasterCard logos.

Walk-in customers can buy the OPRD permits at major OPRD offices, some state park friends' group stores and selected local businesses throughout the state, listed under the Visit tab at www.oregonstateparks.org. The coastal passports are sold at some coastal state parks, federal agency offices and local vendors in several coastal communities.