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Oregon’s state park system is offering campers a variety of special accommodations, according to a report in the Register Guard, Eugene.
Campers can stay in yurts, a covered wagon or a tepee along with a number of cabins, with amenities ranging from rustic to deluxe.
The special units allow the parks department to increase revenue by generating greater use of facilities during periods of the year when the weather is often inclement.
Yurts are available to rent at 19 different campgrounds, while covered wagons are only available at Farewell Bend State Park on the Oregon/Idaho border. The wagons can sleep four people in two double beds and come with electricity and an outdoor fire pit and picnic table.
Several facilities offer tepees, ranging from 18 to 26 feet in diameter and capable of sleeping five to 12 persons, depending on size. They come equipped with electric lights and futon mattresses, and an outdoor fire pit and picnic table. The covered wagons and tepees rent for $27 to $29.
Rental cabins at state parks campgrounds include one-room and two-room rustic cabins, a “Totem Cabin,” which is divided into two separate units, and deluxe cabins offered at five state parks.
All of the deluxe cabins feature refrigerators, microwave ovens, showers, and beds for five persons.