Oregon Outdoors Week

5/29/2013, 11:59 a.m.

A day of free parking and a night of free camping awaits visitors to Oregon State Parks.

On Saturday, June 1, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department will celebrate the 15th annual State Parks Day by offering free tent, RV, and horse camp sites and free day-use parking at state parks throughout Oregon.

State Parks Day is held on the first Saturday in June each year as a kick-off to Oregon Outdoors Week.

"It's a great way to thank Oregonians and visitors for their support of our state parks," said state parks director Tim Wood.

Many of the parks in the state system will also host special events for State Parks Day, including disc golfing at L.L. "Stub" Stewart State Park, west of Portland; kayaking at Milo McIver State Park, east of Portland; and birding at Tryon Creek State Natural Area in southwest Portland.

Visit oregonstateparks.org for the full schedule of events.