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(Photo of Nehalem Bay State Park by Aaron Ziltener)

We consider our members to be friends and family. As a member of the Oregon State Parks Foundation, you help further our mission to enrich the state park experience for generations of Oregonians to come. Become a member today and support your Oregon State Parks.

Becoming a member of the Oregon State Parks Foundation makes it possible for us to support projects and activities in the parks that:

  • Promote Healthy Activities;
  • Teach kids about the environment and outdoor resources;
  • Make the parks accessible to children from under-served communities;
  • Build new facilities, and restore iconic places.

Membership makes a real difference, and it also comes with potential tax benefits and some nice thank you gifts.  You’ll receive our quarterly e-newsletter with updates about insider field trips, special events, volunteer opportunities, and other state park activities. Every membership level (starting at $45) includes a 12-month day-use parking pass for Oregon State Parks. Most levels also include a one-year subscription to 1859 Magazine. Additional benefits are listed below to help you choose the membership that’s right for you.

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Membership Levels for 2017

Basic Memberships

$45 –  Park Ranger
Individual members receive a 12-month day-use parking pass for Oregon State Parks (valued at $30).

$75 —  Park Manager
Family members receive a 12-month day-use parking pass for Oregon State Parks (valued at $30)  and one-year subscription to 1859 Magazine (valued at $18.59).


Enhanced Memberships

$125 – $249 — Park Explorer
Park Explorer members receive a 12-month day-use parking pass for Oregon State Parks PLUS a print copy of the 2015-2016 Oregon State Parks Guide and one-year subscription to 1859 Magazine.

$250 – $499 — Park Adventurer
Adventurer members receive all Park Explorer-level benefits PLUS a print copy of Camping Lite: Yurts, Cabins & Tepees.

1859 - Oregon's Magazine$500 – $999 — Director’s Circle
Oregonian-level members receive all Park Adventurer-level benefits PLUS a special invitation to a behind-the-scenes field trip providing unique park experiences not often accessible to the public.


Premium Memberships

$1,000 – $4,999 — Founders Circle
Founders Circle members receive all of the benefits listed above PLUS special invitations to exclusive Founders Circle events. The Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund has issued a matching challenge grant.  When you join the Founders Circle, at $1,000 or more, the Maybelle Clark McDonald Fund will double gifts up to a total of $25,000.

$5.000 + – Park Benefactor

Park Benefactors are our most generous individual supporters.  Park Benefactors receive all of the Benefits of Founder’s Circle members as well as invitations to meet and talk with parks and foundation leadership, as well as other major supporters of the foundation.


Tax Information

Oregon State Parks Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that relies on support through memberships and private contributions, which are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. For federal income tax purposes, you may be able to deduct as a charitable contribution the amount of your membership gift minus the fair market value of the benefits you receive.

Charitable donation amounts by membership level: Individual $45; Family $56.41*; Explorer $76.41*; Adventurer $201.41*; Oregonian $451.41*; Founders Circle $951.41*. Please always consult your tax adviser regarding the tax deductibility of your contribution.

* Membership gift minus the fair-market value of goods and services received (1859 Magazine subscription valued at $18.59; 12-month day-use parking pass valued at $30.00 for gifts above $75.00)

(Federal Tax ID: 93-1177836)


To learn which parks require a Day Use Parking Pass, click here