Oregon parks department working to add campsites


A view of Minam State Recreational Area. Credit: Oregon State Parks

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregonians will soon have more options for camping  — especially those looking for a quick trip — as the state parks department works to finalize details on a capital improvement plan.

Oregon Public Broadcasting reported on Thursday staff in the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department staff recently outlined some of the plans at a Parks and Recreation Commission meeting.

Park Services Manager Matt Rippee said expanded campgrounds are in the works for several state parks in the Willamette Valley, including Silver Falls and Champoeg.

The expansion is part of an approved $50 million, by state lawmakers, to fund a series of projects over the next five years.

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