The number of people camping in Oregon’s state parks reached new heights in 2018.

Oregon welcomed more visitors than ever before to its 57 campgrounds, while state park attendance overall hit its second-highest mark in state history.  

In response, Oregon is planning a pilot program that will increase fees at its most popular parks while decreasing fees at less-visited parks to spread visitors out.

“We were a little busier this summer, but the areas where we saw the biggest growth was in the spring and fall,” Oregon Parks and Recreation Department spokesman Chris Havel said. “Expanding capacity and adding more places to camp, especially on the coast, is one of our top priorities.”

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