Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

Rule Rule 736-015-0030
Day Use Parking Permit


(1)

Purpose: Based on the department’s goal to manage increased use of park areas, the director may require a motor vehicle day use parking permit at selected park areas. This charge is a parking fee and not a charge for recreational purposes under ORS 105.672 (Definitions for ORS 105.672 to 105.696) to ORS 105.696 (Duty of care or liability not created). The immunities provided under ORS 105.682 (Liabilities of owner of land used by public for recreational purposes, gardening, woodcutting or harvest of special forest products) apply to use of state park land for recreational purpose.

(2)

General Regulations:

(a)

Parking permits are to be clearly displayed through the windshield of motor vehicles with the expiration date visible;

(b)

Persons with motorcycles or other motor vehicles, such as convertibles, where the permits could be subject to theft, may keep the permit with them and must show it to an enforcement officer or park employee upon request.

(3)

Day Use Parking Permit Fees:

(a)

Daily Motor Vehicle — $5;

(b)

12-month Permit — $30;

(c)

24-month Permit — $50;

(4)

The department may enter into a written agreement with privately owned commercial vendors and non-profit cooperative associations affiliated with the department under ORS 390.143 (Agreements to provide interpretive services to recreational facilities) to sell 12-month and 24-month permits:

(a)

The director shall establish a maximum allowable fee of $1 for vendors who sell the 12-month and 24-month permits;

(b)

Non-profit cooperative associations affiliated with the department may by agreement retain fees in excess of the minimum vendor fee for use in funding interpretive programs in park areas;

(c)

The vendor’s fee will be included in the price of the permit;

(d)

Only a park employee may issue replacement permits in the event an original permit is lost, stolen, or mutilated.

(5)

Daily Access Exceptions: The director may grant exceptions to the day-use parking permit requirement under the following circumstances:

(a)

Emergency vehicles;

(b)

Government vehicles on official business;

(c)

Business and delivery vehicles on official business;

(d)

A person who is currently a registered camper at a park area and clearly displays the overnight rental receipt;

(e)

Park concessionaires and their employees;

(f)

A person entering the park to engage in specially permitted non-recreation activities;

(g)

Park volunteers on duty in the park;

(h)

A person with a permit issued by another entity with which the department has a written agreement to honor their passes;

(i)

Other persons as designated by the director.

(6)

Park Areas Subject to Day-Use Parking Permit Fees: Park areas at which a day use parking permit fee shall be charged include: Fort Stevens State Park, Cape Lookout State Park, Ecola State Park, Nehalem Bay State Park, Honeyman Memorial State Park (West side), L.L. “Stub” Stewart Memorial State Park, Heceta Head Lighthouse, Shore Acres State Park, Milo McIver State Park, Viento State Park, Benson State Recreation Area, Dabney State Recreation Area, Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, Mayer State Park, Rooster Rock State Park, Champoeg State Heritage Area, Detroit Lake State Recreation Area, Fall Creek State Recreation Area (Winberry), Silver Falls State Park, Jasper State Recreation Site, Mongold Day-use Area, Willamette Mission State Park, Tou Velle State Recreation Site, The Cove Palisades State Park, Tumalo State Park, Smith Rock State Park, Farewell Bend State Recreation Area.
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