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Get a discount on your Oregon State Parks Pass!

Get a discount on your Oregon State Parks Pass!

Oregon State Parks are amazing! Do you qualify for FREE day use and FREE camping at Oregon State Parks? The answer is YES if you’re a veteran, an active-duty military member on leave or a foster family! Find out how you can save money on your Oregon State Parks adventures.

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Veterans with any degree of service-connected disability get a FREE Special Access Pass.

Veterans with ANY level of service-connected disability can receive a Special Access Pass. This program does not appear to be limited to Oregon State residents! All you need is a letter from the US Department of Veteran’s Affairs stating that you have a service-connected disability and a completed application!

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Download the application in PDF form here. You can send it by mail or deliver it in person. They’ll process it and send you your Special Access Pass card in the mail. The card is valid for four years! To renew, all you have to do is sign and return the reminder postcard that they’ll send you!

Already finished your visit? No worries. Send your receipt, official letter and your completed application within 30 days of the last date of your visit. You’ll receive a refund within three weeks.

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Active-Duty Military on official leave can receive a refund.

Active duty military members can receive a refund if they visit an Oregon State park while on official leave. After your visit, just send the receipt for the dates of your stay and a letter from your CO indicating that you were on leave for those dates. Submit this information within 30 days of the last day of your stay and you’ll receive a refund within three weeks!

Families with Oregon Foster Children can get a FREE pass!

Oregon foster parents, guardians or parents who have adopted Oregon foster children can qualify for this special pass. You can camp in a tent, RV or standard horse campsite for up to 14 nights in a 30 day period absolutely FREE!

This benefit only applies when the pass holder and eligible children are present. To qualify, you must be a foster parent, guardian, or adoptive parent who is certified through Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS), tribal governments or the Oregon Youth Authority. Foster programs from other jurisdictions or private agencies do not qualify.

For more information about application processes, required documentation and expiry dates, please click here.

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MONA SCHURING

Monday 2nd of March 2020

WHAT ABOUT THE REGULAR FOLKS THAT ARE DISABLED? HOW COME WE DO GET SPECIAL TREATMENT ???? LIKE THE MILITARY OR FOSTER PARENTS. THATS NOT FAIR KINDA SORRY I SURVIVED A MASSIVE HEART ATTACK 20 % LEFT. CANT DO MUCH AT ALL. WHATS THE HARM IN HELPING US. I JUST DONT UNDERSTAND!!! MONA

Stephanie

Saturday 7th of March 2020

Mona, We have resources for regular folks too. Here are some things available in Oregon https://lowincomerelief.com/oregon-food-stamps/. Hope this helps. -Stephanie

Pete Renfrow

Tuesday 19th of March 2019

Your comment that Veterans get a free pass is misleading. I believe it is for disabled vets only.

Riley Thomson

Wednesday 20th of March 2019

Pete, I apologize if it seemed misleading. The Oregon State Parks website says that they only offer discounts for active-duty military, disabled veterans and foster/adoptive foster parents. -Riley

Kathy LaVassaur

Tuesday 19th of June 2018

I'm trying to find out if there a family pass for me to apply for in Oregon I've 4year old autistic twins to 81 year old deaf and partially blind wheelchair user a total of 11 of us would love to go on outing and it's very expensive if anyone knows of passes or things we can get discounts on and places to refer us to thankyou in advance

Nicole

Wednesday 20th of June 2018

Hi, Kathy! Oregon State Parks only offer discounts for military, disabled vets and foster/adopted foster families. However, you can get discounts to ScienceWorks, Eugene Science Center, Portland Children's Museum, the Oregon Zoo and other destinations if you have a food stamps card! We're always looking for more free recreation opportunities, so hopefully we'll have more information for you soon. You can always see what we've found in Oregon by visiting this link. I hope this helps! :)

Brandy

Monday 18th of June 2018

My husband has been approved for disability he is not a vet does he still qualify and if so how do we apply

Nicole

Wednesday 20th of June 2018

Hey, Brandy! Unfortunately, the Oregon State Parks website says that they only offer discounts for active-duty military, disabled veterans and foster/adoptive foster parents. The site specifically states, "We do not have special rates for any other demographic group." I'm very sorry!

Kelly

Saturday 14th of April 2018

You are doing us a great help. I appreciate it. living on SS of $500 a month is very difficult. thank you for the work you are putting into this, for us.! Husband is a 10 yr USAF vet, served in Vietnam, Korea, Germany, Alaska and other stations across the mainland.

Nicole

Tuesday 17th of April 2018

You're so welcome, Kelly! Please thank your husband for his service - and thank you for visiting Low Income Relief! :)