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Free state park hikes offered Jan. 1


December 21, 2022

Oregonians can start the new year with free guided first-day hikes led by rangers and volunteers in 20 Oregon state parks on Sunday, Jan. 1.

Choosing from 23 hikes in 20 parks, participants will learn about the history, geology, wildlife and

plants at parks around the state from the high desert to the coast.

Hikes are free and the $5 day-use parking fee is waived that day for all open state parks requiring a parking permit.

“A guided hike is great way to kick off 2023 in the outdoors and

begin a new tradition or continue a longstanding family tradition,” said Lisa Sumption, directo...

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