Oregon state park 12-month day-use passes are on sale at a discount price during April.

Normally sold for $25, the pass will cost $20 through April 30. It may be purchased at all Oregon G.I. Joe's locations, major Oregon Parks and Recreation Department offices, several Friends group interpretive stores and 25 local businesses and Chamber of Commerce visitor information centers throughout the state. A list of vendors is online at www.oregonstateparks.org/dayuse_permit_vendors.php

Both the 12-month pass and a 24-month alternative may also be purchased by calling the Oregon State Parks Information Center, (800) 551-6949, and charging the cost to a VISA or MasterCard.

The passes are honored at 26 state parks for either 12 or 24 months from the date of purchase. For example, a 12-month pass bought at any time during April will be good through April 30, 2005.