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Oregon State Parks encourages people to get out and hike on 'Green Friday' as parking fees will be waived all day

OREGON STATE PARKS - Champoeg State Park will be among those where Oregon State Parks will waive parking fees on Green Friday, Nov. 29.Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) invites Oregonians to ditch the shopping bags and lace up their hiking boots to celebrate "Green Friday" Nov. 29.

OPRD will waive day-use parking fees that day in 25 state parks across Oregon, which includes nearby Champoeg and Willamette Mission state parks.

"Fall weather brings a different flavor to many state parks and we're encouraging folks to get outside and explore," said Lisa Sumption, OPRD director. "This is our fifth year celebrating Green Friday and we're excited to continue the post-holiday tradition."

Parking is free year-round at almost all state parks; the waiver applies to the 25 parks that charge $5 daily for parking. The waiver applies from open to close on Nov. 29, except at Shore Acres State Park, where it expires at 3 p.m. for the Holiday Lights event that runs Thanksgiving through New Year's Eve.

A list of parks that charge the $5 parking fee is available online. Visit Oregon State Parks at

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