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New Oregon State Parks Guide Available
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department announces the launch of the new Oregon State Parks Guide, a full-color, magazine-style brochure featuring detailed information about more than 200 of the state’s most popular campgrounds, day-use areas, trails, bikeways, and heritage sites.
The guide has been updated for 2014, with revised or expanded listings for each property, up-to-date rules and regulations, and the addition of several parks and scenic bikeways. Special icons denote parks with pet-friendly yurts or cabins, day-use parking fees, scenic views, and other features as well as facilities that are accessible to people with disabilities.
Enhancements include an enlarged state map, an index that can be used to look up individual parks, and a new “snapshot” design with photos that convey the diversity of each region. Feature stories explore new trails in development, the 20th anniversary of yurts in Oregon State Parks, and the new nature play area at Silver Falls State Park. There are also recommendations for tidepooling and wildlife viewing spots and profiles of Golden State Heritage Site, the historic Wolf Creek Inn, and the newest state park, Cottonwood Canyon, in north-central Oregon.
The 2014 Guide is available in print from OPRD’s offices in Salem and Portland and online at www.oregonstateparks.org: the electronic version has virtual pages that can be turned as well as clickable links to park webpages.