Outdoor Weekend In Oregon: Free Fishing, Camping and More!

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Are you looking for budget friendly activities this weekend?  You are in luck because there are tons of great, outdoor related stuff that you can do completely free this weekend!  Check out this list:

STATE PARKS DAY ~ Saturday, June 7 is State Parks Day!  Here is what you can do for free!

  • Camping is free tent and RV sites at State Parks in Oregon.
  • Parking is free at Oregon’s 26 day-use parks that generally require a fee. (many parks will also be having events such as guided hikes and barbecues)
  • Many of Oregon’s State Parks will be holding special events as well, Silver Falls State Park will be hosting the Silver Falls Challenge Foot Race at 9 a.m. and afterward will hold a free BBQ while Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park will be celebrating the opening of a new dock and will be introducing canoes and kayaks,  L.L. “Stub” Stewart State Park special guests will be leading hikes, horseback rides and more. For a complete list of park events happening Saturday, go to this Event Calendar.

“State Parks Day is our chance to say ‘thank you’ to our visitors,” Oregon Parks and Recreation Department director Lisa Van Laanen said in a press release. “Free camping and day use on the first Saturday in June has become a big tradition for visitors — and for our staff.”

NATIONAL TRAILS DAY. This is a great chance to hike Oregon’s many, beautiful trails without paying the $5 parking fee generally charged at many of the trail locations.

*Please note that this fee waiver applies to day-use sites in Oregon and Washington, camping at these sites (when permitted) still requires payment.

FREE FISHING WEEKEND. If you have been wanting to hit the water to fish, now is your chance!  No fishing licenses or tags are required to fish on Saturday June 7 or Sunday, June 8 for the Free Fishing Weekend.