The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is proposing to raise state park camping rates, starting May 1 of next year. The rate for a typical full hookup RV site at the state’s most popular campgrounds would rise by $4 to $28 per night in the summer, and basic yurts would go from $36 to $40.
Rates would be increased both during the summer and during the discounted “Discovery Season,” which runs from October 1 to April 30.
The last rate increase was in 2010. “No one likes the idea of raising rates,” said Tim Wood, the department’s director. “But we’re asking the public to support it, so we can keep service levels high and enable our visitors to have a truly great experience at our parks and campgrounds.” Oregon parks attract 2.4 million campers each year.