Test-drive family camping at Collier State Park

New or rusty campers who want to test-drive a night in a tent with their family can do so at Collier State Park in Klamath County under a state program looking to help families discover the joys of camping.

They likely will have to cook their s'mores over crackling briquettes thanks to a ban on campfires and other flames in state parks due to fire season, but other than that, all systems will be go.

The Oregon State Parks Department's expanding "Lets Go Camping" program will set.....

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Campers being steered from Diamond Lake

Hundreds of campers bound this weekend for Diamond Lake will be steered toward other High Cascades campgrounds to curb conflicts with fire crews battling two nearby wildfires.

The Umpqua National Forest this week put a temporary halt to any new reservations or walk-up use to its more than 400 campsites around Diamond Lake off Highway 138 in eastern Douglas County while crews are battling the National Creek Complex fires.

Only reservations made before last Monday will be honored...

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Changes would streamline reservations at state parks, cost more for some

The Oregon State Parks Department is mulling a series of changes to its campground reservation rules, some of which would streamline and improve the reservation process, while others would dip a little deeper into some campers' wallets.

Officials said the changes to the 19-year-old reservation system would improve customer service and take advantage of changes in technology that have come about since the program first went online.

Parks officials are taking written comments on...

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