Day use permits

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 pass

If you have a 12-month or 24-month pass, you can drive right in. You can purchase a 12-month pass for $30, or a 24-month pass 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.

Where can I buy an Oregon State Parks day-use parking pass?

Get a 12-month pass ... for free

Become a member of the Oregon State Parks Foundation, an independent nonprofit. New members receive a free 12-month parking pass.

Go camping

If you´re camping at a state park, you don´t need a day-use parking pass. Just display your current state park camping receipt on your dashboard.

Buy a one-day pass

If you´re not camping and don´t have an annual pass, you need to buy a daily parking pass. Daily passes 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 pass 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)

Oregon Sno-Park

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)