Of the hundreds of day-use parks in the Oregon state park system, around two dozen charge a day-use parking fee.
Buy a 12- or 24-month parking permit
If you have a 12-month or 24-month parking permit, you can drive right in. You can purchase a 12-month parking permit for $30, or a 24-month parking permit for $50 from most major state park offices, over the phone by calling (800) 551-6949 (credit card orders only), or from vendors all over the state. The permit is transferable among vehicles.
Get a 12-month parking permit ... for free
Become a member of the Oregon State Parks Foundation, an independent nonprofit. New members receive a free 12-month parking permit.
If you´re camping at a state park, you don´t need a day-use parking permit. Just display your current state park camping receipt on your dashboard.
Buy a one-day parking permit
If you´re not camping and don´t have an annual permit, you need to buy a daily parking permit. Daily parking permits are $5 per day, per vehicle. You can purchase them only at a park that charges a day-use parking fee. Most are dispensed from small yellow machines near the park entrance or parking area, but some are sold from the park booth or office.
The daily permit is good for parking the entire day at any state park that charges a day-use parking fee. You can leave one day-use fee park and travel to another. The day-use fee is a parking fee and not a charge for recreational purposes under ORS 105.672 to ORS 105.696. The immunities provided under ORS 105.682 apply to use of state park land for recreational purpose.
Other Recreation Passes
Information on the Oregon Coast Passport. A multi-agency passport for 17 fee day-use areas along the Oregon Coast.
Oregon/Federal Recreation Passes (not valid in Oregon State Parks)
Northwest Forest Pass (annual, day, and ePass)
America the Beautiful: National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series (annual, military, senior, access for permanent residents with disabilities, volunteer)