Explore Oregon and Washington state parks for ‘Green Friday’: Peak Northwest podcast

If you’re looking to walk off that Thanksgiving dinner or avoid shopping malls like the plague, there’s another tradition for you: Green Friday.

Celebrated by state parks in both Oregon and Washington on the day after Thanksgiving, and sometimes called Autumn Day or Native American Heritage Day, the fee-free holiday waives all parking fees at parks where they’re normally charged.

While park fees, which run from $5 to $10 per vehicle, are pretty nominal compared to the price of gas needed to get to those recreation areas, it’s a nice gesture and a good excuse to get outside.

On this week’s episode of Peak Northwest, we have a few suggestions for those interested in celebrating this year.

Here are some highlights from this week’s show:

  • The history of Green Friday in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Which Oregon state parks normally charge fees?
  • A few of the best state parks in Oregon to check out this season.
  • Washington has plenty of amazing state parks, too.

Here’s the full episode:

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— Jamie Hale and Vickie Connor

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