CORONAVIRUS, Event, Recreation

Free parking at Stub Stewart, other state parks day after Thanksgiving

The entrance to Stub Stewart State Park. Photo: Chas Hundley

While so many traditions have been upended by the coronavirus pandemic, there's one that will return the day after Thanksgiving: Free parking at the 25 state parks that normally charge a $5 parking fee for day-use on Friday, November 27 from when parks open to when they close.

The closest state park that falls into this category is Stub Stewart State Park, located between Buxton and Vernonia on Highway 47. A map of all 25 locations that will have free parking is located at

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