Buxton, Holiday, Recreation

Parking free at dozens of state parks day after Thanksgiving

Parking will be free at 25 state parks throughout Oregon Friday, November 26, the day after Thanksgiving Day. 

It’s a tradition the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) said arose recently and has been dubbed “Green Friday,” which OPRD described as a “popularly known” day. 

That day, at least 25 state parks dotted throughout the state will waive their usual parking fees in an effort to draw Oregonians to public outdoor spaces.

For most of our readers, the closest such state park is Stub Stewart State Park, located along Highway 547 north of Buxton. 

A full list of the state parks with waived fees can be seen online here. 

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