Don't miss the opportunity to learn about the Boones Ferry Master Park; try state parks for free and learn all about great blue herons

State parks free June 2

Free camping, free parking and special events highlight State Parks Day Saturday June 2. More than a dozen state parks are holding free events that day, and camping is free at all tent, RV and horse campsites. Day-use parking will be free June 2 and 3 at the 26 parks that charge a day-use fee.

Fishing is also free June 2 and 3, courtesy of Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW). Several free fishing events will be held that weekend by ODFW and partners. Find out more at

"State Parks Day is our way of thanking Oregonians for their commitment to our state parks," said Lisa Sumption, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department Director. "We invite people to discover a new park or revisit an old favorite." 

State Parks Day is organized by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) and has been held annually since 1997.

PHOTO BY MIKE HOUCK - Celebrate Great Blue Heron Week from May 30-June 10 throughout the metro area.

Find out about Great Blue Herons

Great Blue Heron Week is coming up

in the Portland metro area from May 30 to June


Great Blue Heron Week is dedicated to the community's love of herons and the environments in which they thrive.

Nature walks, lectures and river outings are offered during the special week; go to for details.

Boones Ferry Park Master Plan

Wilsonville Parks and Recreation is hosting an open house for its Boones Ferry Park Master Plan 6 p.m., June 5.

The purpose of the plan is to identify potential improvements for the park and the open house is the final chance for public input before the plan is finalized. The plan is scheduled to be presented to the Planning Commission and then City Council this summer.

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