Joseph Stewart State Park welcomes beginning campers to join in an overnight guided camping excursion June 19-21, part of the statewide “Let’s Go Camping” program hosted by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD).
For $30 per family, OPRD provides tents, sleeping bags and other gear. Volunteers will help campers set up tents, build campfires, prepare meals in the campsite and more.
Activities could include ranger-led hikes, owl prowls, bat chats and plenty of s’mores. Let’s Go Camping programs will be held at 19 campgrounds throughout the state through Labor Day weekend. Participating campgrounds are listed at oregonstateparks.org (Click on “Things to Do”). Register online or by calling 888-953-7677.