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United States military veterans who have service-connected disabilities can apply to the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department for a special identification card allowing them free year-round camping and day-use privileges in Oregon state parks.
The Statesman Journal, Salem, reported that the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department will issue the park-access identification card to every qualifying veteran who submits a completed application.
The fee waiver applies to the use of recreational vehicle and tent campsites and for parking at all 26 state parks where day-use fees are charged. Camping fees are waived for a maximum of five consecutive days at one park or any 10 days in a calendar month in the state park system.
Applicants must follow specific guidelines. Upon the completion of the application process, successful applicants will be sent an identification card in the mail. The card will be valid for four years.