Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) joins America’s State Parks in sponsoring First Day Hikes in 28 Oregon State Parks on New Year’s Day, including Nehalem Bay State Park. Park rangers or volunteers will lead most of the hikes. Day-use parking fees are waived for all visitors at participating parks Jan. 1 only.
First Day Hikes help families enjoy state parks close to their homes and encourage a healthy lifestyle. The purpose of America’s State Parks is to promote and advance the state park systems of America, for the contribution they make to the nation’s environment, heritage, health and economy.
Visit the Oregon State Parks website for directions to each park: www.oregonstateparks.org, or call Nehalem Bay State Park directly at (503) 368-5943. OPRD advises visitors to plan for inclement weather, and to remember the binoculars for wildlife viewing.