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OR: State parks rake in the green

(Jan. 8, 2018) -- Out-of-towners and locals emptied about $52.6 million from their pockets while visiting state parks in East Multnomah County over one year, according to a new study.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Out-of-towners and locals emptied about $52.6 million from their pockets while visiting state parks in East Multnomah County over one year, according to a new study.

Officials with the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department — which receives most of its funding from the Oregon Lottery and camping fees — tout that every dollar invested in state parks generates $30.50 in related economic activity.

Read the full story from The Outlook.

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About Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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