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28 Oregon State Parks participating in First Day Hikes

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Silver Falls State Park near Silverton is one of 28 state parks participating in First Day Hikes. Silver Falls State Park near Silverton is one of 28 state parks participating in First Day Hikes.
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) will sponsor First Day Hikes in 28 Oregon State Parks on New Year's Day.

On Jan. 1 only, day-use parking fees are waived for all visitors at the participating parks. 

The hikes will be led by park rangers or volunteers.

First Day Hikes let families enjoy state parks close to their homes and also encourage a healthy lifestyle.

Participating parks include:

PORTLAND 

  • L.L. "Stub" Stewart Memorial State Park
  • Milo McIver State Park
  • Tryon Creek State Natural Area

COLUMBIA GORGE 

  • Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail
  • Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail

WILLAMETTE VALLEY/CASCADES 

  • Champoeg State Heritage Area
  • Elijah Bristow State Park, noon horse ride at the equestrian parking area. Bring your own horse. 
  • Fort Yamhill State Heritage Area
  • Luckiamute Landing State Natural Area
  • North Santiam State Park 
  • Silver Falls State Park
  • Willamette Mission State Park

SOUTHERN OREGON 

  • OC&E Woods Line State Trail
  • TouVelle State Recreation Site
  • Valley of the Rogue State Park

COAST 

  • Beverly Beach State Park
  • Bullards Beach State Park
  • Cape Lookout State Park 
  • Fort Stevens State Park
  • Harris Beach State Park 
  • Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park
  • Taft Beach in Lincoln City 
  • Nehalem Bay State Park
  • South Beach State Park
  • William M. Tugman State Park

EASTERN/CENTRAL OREGON 

  • Cottonwood Canyon State Park
  • Hat Rock State Park 
  • Smith Rock State Park

For hike details and directions to the park, click here.

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