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Free camping, fishing at state parks

State parks throughout Oregon are free Saturday, June 7, in celebration of State Parks Day.

Camping is free the night of June 7 in tent and RV sites, including full hookup (sewer, electricity and water) and electrical hookup (electricity and water).

Parking is also free Saturday at the 26 day-use parks that charge a parking fee. Campsite reservations may be made by calling Reservations Northwest (1-800-452-5687) before 5 p.m., June 5. Or, reserve online at www.oregonstateparks.org. Approximately half of Oregon's 53 state park campgrounds take reservations. "State Parks Day is our chance to say 'thank you' to our visitors," said Oregon Parks and Recreation Department Director Lisa Van Laanen. "Free camping and day use on the first Saturday in June has become a big tradition for visitors, and for our staff." June 7 is also National Trails Day and June 7-8 is Free Fishing Weekend, sponsored by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. ODFW is hosting free fishing events statewide, including several in state parks. To see the complete list, visit http://bit.ly/1pMfmDL.



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