State park day-use parking permits good for 12 months go on sale April 1 for $25-$5 off the regular price.
The transferrable permit is honored at 26 popular parks where parking permits are required. The permit is sold, along with a 24-month version, at major Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) offices throughout Oregon, or by phone: 1-800-551-6949 through April 30. Also transferrable, the 24-month permit's $50 price includes a built-in, year-round discount.
OPRD operates day-use areas at more than 175 state parks. A list of the parks noting which ones require day-use parking permits is online through www.oregonstateparks.org.