OAR 660-034-0035
Park Uses On Agricultural and Forest Land


All uses allowed under Statewide Planning Goal 3 are allowed on agricultural land within a state park, and all uses allowed under Statewide Planning Goal 4 are allowed on forest land within a state park, provided such uses are also allowed under OAR chapter 736, division 18 and all other applicable laws, goals, and rules. Local governments may allow state parks and park uses as provided in OAR chapter 660, division 33, and ORS 215.213 (Uses permitted in exclusive farm use zones in counties that adopted marginal lands system prior to 1993) or 215.283 (Uses permitted in exclusive farm use zones in nonmarginal lands counties) on agricultural lands, or as provided in OAR 660-006-0025 (Uses Authorized in Forest Zones)(4) on forest lands, regardless of whether such uses are provided for in a state park master plan.


The park uses listed in subsection (a) through (i) of this section are allowed in a state park subject to the requirements of this division, OAR chapter 736, division 18, and other applicable laws. Although some of the uses listed in these subsections are generally not allowed on agricultural lands or forest lands without exceptions to Statewide Planning Goals 3 or 4, a local government is not required to adopt such exceptions in order to allow these uses on agricultural or forest land within a state park provided the uses, alone or in combination, meet all other applicable requirements of statewide goals and are authorized in a state park master plan adopted by OPRD, including a state park master plan adopted by OPRD prior to July 15, 1998:


Campground areas: recreational vehicle sites; tent sites; camper cabins; yurts; teepees; covered wagons; group shelters; campfire program areas; camp stores;


Day use areas: picnic shelters, barbecue areas, swimming areas (not swimming pools), open play fields, play structures;


Recreational trails: walking, hiking, biking, horse, or motorized off-road vehicle trails; trail staging areas;


Boating and fishing facilities: launch ramps and landings, docks, moorage facilities, small boat storage, boating fuel stations, fish cleaning stations, boat sewage pumpout stations;


Amenities related to park use intended only for park visitors and employees: laundry facilities; recreation shops; snack shops not exceeding 1500 square feet of floor area;


Support facilities serving only the park lands wherein the facility is located: water supply facilities, sewage collection and treatment facilities, storm water management facilities, electrical and communication facilities, restrooms and showers, recycling and trash collection facilities, registration buildings, roads and bridges, parking areas and walkways;


Park Maintenance and Management Facilities located within a park: maintenance shops and yards, fuel stations for park vehicles, storage for park equipment and supplies, administrative offices, staff lodging;


Natural and cultural resource interpretative, educational and informational facilities in state parks: interpretative centers, information/orientation centers, self-supporting interpretative and informational kiosks, natural history or cultural resource museums, natural history or cultural educational facilities, reconstructed historic structures for cultural resource interpretation, retail stores not exceeding 1500 square feet for sale of books and other materials that support park resource interpretation and education;


Visitor lodging and retreat facilities in state parks: historic lodges, houses or inns and the following associated uses in a state park retreat area only:


Meeting halls not exceeding 2000 square feet of floor area;


Dining halls (not restaurants).

Source: Rule 660-034-0035 — Park Uses On Agricultural and Forest Land, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=660-034-0035.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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