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Oregon's State Parks Shattered Attendance Records In 2016

Visitors hike the South Falls trail on 'Green Friday," Nov. 25, 2016, at Silver Falls State Park.

Visitors hike the South Falls trail on ‘Green Friday,” Nov. 25, 2016, at Silver Falls State Park.

Danielle Peterson/Statesman Journal

For the fourth year in a row, Oregon’s state park system attracted a record number of visitors.

Officials estimated there were 51.7 million visits to the state’s parks, historic sites, waysides and natural areas in 2016.

An additional 2.7 million camper nights were recorded at the 57 sites where people can camp.

Both numbers are records, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department spokesman Chris Havel said.

Read more at the Statesman Journal.

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