Camp for less in September and October

09/14/2018

A special pilot program offering discounted rates for electrical and full-hookup RV campsites is now available at selected state parks during September and October. Starting today, campers can apply a special online code to receive a $7 discount off the nightly RV campsite rate, bringing the current rate from $24-33 down to $17-26.

From September 4-30, the discount applies to reservations made Sunday nights through and including Thursday nights. Oct. 1–31, the discount is valid all days of the week.

Only reservations made online on or after Aug. 22 are eligible for the discounted rate. Campers must use a special code at checkout—FallFun7—to receive the discount. To start the reservation process, campers can follow the links below.

The discount is available at these parks:

September

October

Chris Havel, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) associate director, says the discount is a test meant to see if price can encourage campers to explore different parks and to keep the outdoors affordable.

"Americans left 700 million days of vacation on the table in 2017, and more than 80 percent wish they took the time to discover new places. Oregonians can think beyond the typical summer vacation and show the rest of the country how it's done," said Havel. "Price is just one of the ways to encourage new travel, and this is only a limited trial program, but if things go well, we'll expand the discounts.

Further details:

FAQ

What is the discount?

September: for reservations arriving and departing between Sept. 4- 30, Sunday – Thursday.

Park Sites Current
rate

Weekday
Discounted
rate

Jessie M. Honeyman

Full Hookuup
Electrical

$33
$31

$26
$24

William M. Tugman

Electrical

$26 $19

L.L. Stub Stewart

Full hookup

$33 $26

Viento

Electrical

$24 $17

Farewell Bend

Electrical

$26 $19

Joseph H. Stewart

Electrical

$24 $17

 

October: for reservations arriving and departing between Oct. 1–31.

Park Sites Current
Rate
Discounted
Rate

Jessie M. Honeyman

Full hookup
Electrical

$33
$31

$26
$24

South Beach

Electrical

$31

$24

L.L. Stub Stewart

Full hookup

$33

$26

Viento

Electrical

$24

$17

Champoeg

Full hookup
Electrical

$31
$29

$24
$22

Milo McIver

Electrical

$26

$19

Emigrant Springs

Full hookup
Electrical

$26
$24

$19
$17

Prineville Reservoir

Full hookup
Electrical

$33
$31

$26
$24

 

How does it work?

Do I have to wait until Sept. 4 to use the discount code?

Why is this discount only available to reservation customers, and even then, only to online reservation customers?

Why is the discount available at some parks and not others?

I already have a reservation for one of these parks? Why can’t I get the discount?

What about ADA sites? You can’t reserve those online.

Why aren’t tent sites part of the discount?

Why is OPRD offering discounts in the first place?

If you are going to offer discounts, why don’t you offer them to senior citizens, all members of the military, or the disabled?