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OPRD Public Comments OAR 736-015-0015, Reservations

1,035 comments received through e-mail Comment Period Ending: August 28, 2015

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Dresden Skees-Gregory PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed Rule Changes - OAR 736-015-0015 (Reservations) - August 3, 2015 Tuesday, August 04, 2015 1:30:45 PM

I would like to oppose one proposed change, and suggest another change.  I oppose changing the cancellation timeframe for individual reservations from 3 days to 1 day ((5) (a) and (b).  I also oppose the current (2)(b) rule allowing for reservations up to 9 months in advance.   My reasons for opposing those provisions are the same – as a causal camper, I am unable to find any open camping sites anywhere.  This is because people can make speculative reservations far in advance, and then (currently) cancel just 3 days before nearly a year in advance.  I advocate that the 9 month rule ((2)(b)) be reduced to just 3 months.   This would prevent people from making plans that are far too speculative, while still allowing time to plan a visit.   I also oppose the proposed change to (5) (a) and (b), which would reduce the cancellation window for individual reservations from 3 days to just 1 day.  As noted above, people are booking virtually all campsites nearly a year in advance.  If the cancellation window is shortened even more, they will wait even longer to cancel their speculative reservations, giving me even less time to discover that a reservation is now open.  If they cannot foresee their cancellation more than 1 day in advance, then you can hardly expect those of us shut out of the camping process to suddenly plan a trip less than one day in advance.   Please consider the monopolization of these public resources by speculators when you consider changes.  Currently, a small number of residents are blocking access to these resources by the majority of Oregonians.  Please try to make this process more fair, not just more convenient and cheaper for speculators, when making these changes. Thank you.   Ms. Dresden Skees-Gregory 7322 NE Shaleen Street Hillsboro, OR 97124 503-645-1202  

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Amanda Wineman PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Comment Tuesday, August 04, 2015 3:26:31 PM

These changes sound good to me. Sincerely, Amanda

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Caldwell,Alan PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed rule changes Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015 Tuesday, August 04, 2015 3:57:48 PM

I like and support the proposed changes.  Alan E. Caldwell  

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

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Alexandra Lau PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Tuesday, August 04, 2015 4:07:09 PM

To whom this may concern, I would like to submit my comments on the following proposed rule changes. Please see the comments below in bold next to each proposed rule.. Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. --This is a great change! I recently was going to try to camp with 1 day notice, but did not because of this rule.   Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. --Again, another great change. This makes it a lot easier to change reservations. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. --Another good change.  Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. --This does not concern me.  Thanks.  Alexandra Lau 

On Tue, Aug 4, 2015 at 3:46 PM, wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email:

Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Amber Tsao Keiper PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Tuesday, August 04, 2015 4:08:08 PM

Sounds good to me - the easier it is to reserve camp space, the more likely people will come to visit your parks, in sure! Sent from my iPhone On Aug 4, 2015, at 4:04 PM, [email protected] wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy

Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Alice Warner PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD comment on regulations proposed Tuesday, August 04, 2015 4:11:51 PM

Dear Oregon State Parks, The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1 Good idea! Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Another good idea! Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Not a good idea. There aren't enough yurts so they are often booked up, and if you can cancel up to 3 days ahead then people will reserve and hold on to the reservation until the last minute, making fewer available for people who need to plan ahead. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. Not a good idea. Large groups monopolize campgrounds and make sites less available for others. We were on a bike trip this June on the Aufderheide and a group had monopolized an entire campground. There should always be some sites left open for hikers and bikers on through trips. Also: Please issue improved health/safety regulations to ban smoking in Oregon's parks. It was announced that the parks would be no smoking, but camping at Silver Falls this summer with my grandchildren there were several people at the site adjacent continuously smoking cigars! The staff told us that smoking is permitted within a campsite. Since campsites have no walls, this means there is smoke throughout the campground, affecting children, the elderly and all campers. This is unsafe and unpleasant.

Sincerely, Alice Warner Eugene, Oregon

Alice

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Amanda Kowaleski PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD RE: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Tuesday, August 04, 2015 4:18:02 PM

For my purposes, all these changes sounds grrrrreat!  Thanks for continually updating your technically to be current and progressive.  So much better than other state’s park reservation systems!   Kudos,   Amanda Kowaleski | Administrative Assistant The Standard Standard Insurance Company 920 SW Sixth Avenue, PSB9A | Portland, OR 97204 Phone 971.321.7627 | Fax 971.321.6404 [email protected] | www.standard.com

  From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Tuesday, August 04, 2015 3:41 PM To: Amanda Kowaleski Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes

Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected] By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department

Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301 Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702 * Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Anna Huit PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Tuesday, August 04, 2015 4:35:58 PM

The group reservations are so difficult. Our local laverne park is horrible. The only ADA site is there and ya must reserve in a group. Being more accommodating will fill spots. Im glad the rest of the changes are being considered. Anna huit

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Michele Moore PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD New rules Tuesday, August 04, 2015 4:47:04 PM

They all look great Michele Sent from my iPhone

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Amber Hollister PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Rule Change Comment Tuesday, August 04, 2015 4:47:52 PM

I am writing to support changing the reservation process to allow greater flexibility for state park reservations.  I also strongly support reducing the reservation fees charged to make changes to reservations.   Our state parks belong to all Oregonians, and reducing fees and increasing flexibility will make them more accessible to people regardless of their circumstances.   For working families, schedules often change.  Kids get sick, work requires overtime, or money gets short.  The Oregon state park reservation system should acknowledge and accommodate these simple facts of life.   Sincerely, Amber Hollister Portland, Oregon

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Andy Roy PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changes Tuesday, August 04, 2015 5:14:29 PM

The proposed changes are a great idea. You have my vote to move forward.  Thank you,  Andy Roy Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

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Claudia PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD OR Admin Rule 736-015-0015 Tuesday, August 04, 2015 5:19:08 PM

I agree with the proposed changes to the OPRD reservation system. These changes would make things easier when reserving or canceling a reservation.  Thank you, Claudia Tuman Central Point, OR

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Bart Dickson PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed OAR changes Tuesday, August 04, 2015 5:22:18 PM

I support all of the changes listed in the email I received from ORPD. Thanks, Bart Dickson Founder & President Cobalt Development, LLC

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Teresa Barrington PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Tuesday, August 04, 2015 5:23:15 PM

I am in support of your proposed changes. Ever single item you have listed is an idea that supports and benefits families enjoying nature without issue.  Please know I support 100% the proposal you've submitted. Genuinely, Teresa Barrington Martin

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william gates PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD proposed changes Tuesday, August 04, 2015 5:37:16 PM

I endorse the changes outlined in the email. Bill Gates Ashland

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Annabelle PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed changes Tuesday, August 04, 2015 5:41:23 PM

I like the changes proposed about reservations and cancellation fees. Since most people do reservations online, could it also be noted that being able to reserve all year (not just between Memorial Day and Labor Day) would really help when planning a camping trip in a state park? Thank you for all you do, Annabelle Dolidon

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Leona Anderson PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changes Tuesday, August 04, 2015 5:48:56 PM

I agree with all of the changes. Sent from my iPhone

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Barbara Stedman PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Tuesday, August 04, 2015 5:52:08 PM

I strongly support points 2&3. Point one sounds good, too. I have no opinion on 4, as I have no experience with that. Thank you. Barbara Sent from my iPad On Aug 4, 2015, at 5:14 PM, [email protected] wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: *

Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Biao Li PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposal Tuesday, August 04, 2015 5:56:44 PM

Agree: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee,  Disagree: because the individual occupants could be changed, especially there are several families together. Some may not be able to make the trip, then we can invite other friends to join instead and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.  Sent from my iPhone

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Andersen, Tina PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Tuesday, August 04, 2015 6:03:15 PM

Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

Leave the reservation window at 2 days Allow customers to cancel reservations online The cancellation for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps should be left at one month so that

you have time to re-rent them The changes for group sites to 20 is a good idea, you should keep the fees the same and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date is a good idea

-Tina Andersen, Manager Polk County Fairgrounds and Event Center 503-623-3048 www.co.polk.or.us/fair

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bigstevo18 PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Public comment Tuesday, August 04, 2015 6:06:02 PM

I say yes to all three of the ammendments. Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

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Aubrey Sidwell PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed amendments 736-015-0015 Tuesday, August 04, 2015 6:15:50 PM

In regards to the proposed changes. I have not been very happy about transaction or reservation fees so I would be happy to see the fee go. I would like to see a cancelation fee if a reservation is cancelled within 7 calendar days of the reservation. Changing the minimum reservation window from 2 days to 1 is neither here nor there for me but I have an issue with 9 months out reservations. I take alot into account before taking a trip but it's usually not that long term. The furthest I plan is one to two months from the intended vacation and by then most reservable sites are long gone. I would be happy if the reservation windows maximum was shortened to 3 to 6 months. I do not arrange group camping and have no input on that. The ability to change or cancel a reservation online just makes good sense. If you can reserve online you should be able make changes without having to pick up the phone.

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Aimee PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed upcoming changes Tuesday, August 04, 2015 6:16:12 PM

I think the upcoming proposed changes are awesome! It would make things so much easier. If I had the opportunity to vote I would definitely vote yes Aimee

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Bill Geschwill PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed rule change Tuesday, August 04, 2015 6:18:09 PM

To whom it may concern,   My wife and I have been camping throughout Oregon for quite a few years now.  Since the online reservation process, we have found it a lot harder to find a site on last minute trips.   I like the idea of changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1.  It seems to me that a lot of people reserve sights in advance, not knowing exactly when they can go, and then cancel at the last minute, leaving the site unoccupied.   I propose full payment at the time of reservation.  Allow a full refund(minus small fee) up to 7-10 days before reservation.  After that window, no refunds.  I feel this would lower the number of ‘extra’ reservations people make, and insure Oregon Parks gets a return on campground sites.   Numerous times at Tumalo State Park there has been no vacancy, only to drive through on busy weekends and find open sites.  Camp Hosts have told us that happens all the time, but the site is “reserved” and you may have to leave if they actually do show up.   Camping is becoming a very popular activity, year round.  We are going to need more campgrounds.  Let’s make sure we get the revenue back from our investment.   Billy Geschwill F&B Farms (503)932-8931 [email protected]  

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Author Criss PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Park Changes Tuesday, August 04, 2015 6:19:24 PM

The changes you are changes are good . It would be easier to make a reservation s

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Tuesday, August 04, 2015 6:19:26 PM

Sounds good Sent by Outlook for Android

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Billy Janssen PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD In favor of proposed changes Tuesday, August 04, 2015 6:22:57 PM

http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/pages/rules/oars_700/oar_736/736_015.html In favor

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bandon ART PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Comments on proposed changes Tuesday, August 04, 2015 6:31:29 PM

Thank you for the opportunity to voice my thoughts on the proposed OPRD changes. For the most part, the changes seem to be benign to most park users.  However, the consideration of having groups book up to 20 sites has me troubled.  Although I realize it currently only takes two people booking 10 sites at the same time to achieve the same result as one person booking 20, it does seem a bit limiting to others. 1)  20 sites, presumably adjoining with the same group participants, will undoubtedly become noisy and excessively active.   2)  Is one caller can book 20 sites with one call, this means 19 potential single site users will have that many less chances to book what he/she desires. 3)  During premium reservations times (holidays, summer, etc.) allowing one caller to book 20 sites will almost ensure the most desirable sites will be gone, especially if the caller is familiar with the site and its nuances. Again, thank you for your assistance in keeping Oregon's parks the best in the nation. Best regards, Susan DeSalvatore Long time resident of Bandon and camper at Bullard's Beach

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Jackie Beddo PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Oregon Parks Proposals Tuesday, August 04, 2015 6:37:10 PM

All four proposals sound very reasonable.

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Barbara Tocher PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015 Tuesday, August 04, 2015 6:40:36 PM

I really like most of the changes that you are considering except item number three: "changing the cancellation..." It seems to me that 3-day cancellation period is too short. This does not leave enough time for other parties to fill the places cancelled 3 days before. Parties requesting those accommodations need to plan ahead and can't expect others not to plan ahead. This leaves the parks system responsible and resulting revenue loss. Barbara Tocher [email protected]

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Toni Crummett PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Camping reservation rules Tuesday, August 04, 2015 6:45:35 PM

Hi, Just wanted to let you know that I think you’re going the wrong direction with the group camping reservation rules. I don’t have a problem with a reservation fee, but being able to reserve a group of sites with one phone call should result in a reduced reservation fee. Additionally, our annual family campout - usually reserving 5-7 campsites - has never qualified for the group campsite reservation rules. I’d like to see you reduce the number of sites being reserved to qualify for a group reservation. For example, being able to call and reserve 5 campsites at a time would be so much less stressful than a number of family members (or one family member for that matter) trying to get sites near each other. Last year we did online reservations on the first day the reservation window opened and the sites were disappearing (being reserved by others) as we were trying to get our reservations made. Frustrating. We love our Oregon State Parks and camp in them frequently throughout the year. Thank you, Toni Crummett [email protected]

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Comments on proposed rules changes. Tuesday, August 04, 2015 6:46:57 PM

To whom it may concern, We are in favor of these proposed changes. Particularly the change about cancelation for yurts and cabins within 3 days of arrival. It is more practical as emergency situations happens often at the last minute before a trip and it is better if the yurt/ cabin may be rented to someone else rathe than staying empty. Also we like the change about canceling via the internet. It is more practical also. During our recent visit of 3 Oregon state campground. The camping park was announced " full" yet in each campground, many sites were empty. It is disappointing that some people are not able to use these spaces.    Thank you for considering these changes Paul and Beatrice van Tulder 13829 18 th ave SW Seattle , Wa 98166 Sent from Beatrice's & Paul's iPad

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Michelle PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Public comments on rules changes to OPRD Tuesday, August 04, 2015 6:53:05 PM

I am writing in regards to one of the changes you propose Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. Please, no. It's hard enough to get a decent camp site, having ten more removed from the individual campsites in order to provide them to a bunch of partiers is too much. When I reserve a site or camp, I try to find the one furthest from the group sites. They are so often full of noisy people with dogs, generators, kids running rampant, and more cars than campers. They seem to have plenty of guests who aren't registered. When you get a huge group of people, they all seem to find it necessary to play their music loud, to make a lot of noise, and to just create a nuisance of themselves. We stayed at one campground and unfortunately were near a group site, They had a pile of wood that was as tall as I am. They had three generators, and several of them thought they were in the wilderness. They spent their time trying to cut down trees with hatchets and just couldn't obey the 'quiet time' rule. My husband and the man in the site next to ours went over to them and asked them to please abide by the quiet time rule and were cursed. They were all late teens, early 20 something young men. This was just a bunch of rowdies, not a family get together. You cannot imagine the amount of beer they had. Unless they were really really friendly, as there were only a few tents, it appeared they were there from The Dalles and were there to get drunk. Please. No more group sites than you already have.

-I might be old, but I got to see all the cool bands.

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Barbara Sperl PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD New Rules Tuesday, August 04, 2015 6:54:13 PM

I like them! We try to camp with our family / these changes would make it easier!!! Barbara Sent from my iPhone

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Brian & Linda PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed Changes OAR 736-015-0015 Tuesday, August 04, 2015 6:55:57 PM

Regarding this email;

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. We're in favor of these changes. Thank you, Brian & Linda Culy 5503 Friendly Acres Rd Florence, OR 97439

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Bernhard Bruening PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015 Tuesday, August 04, 2015 6:58:41 PM

The outlined amendments make a lot of sense and I personally would consider them a definit improvement.  

Your park system is truly among the best and I wish you continued success.  

Thank you for the opportunity to express my opinion,  

Bernhard Bruening

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annkopel1 PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changes to Oregon State Park"s rules Tuesday, August 04, 2015 6:59:56 PM

These all seem to be good changes since they increase people's flexibility in planning their vacations. Yea for Oregon State Park system. Definitely the best in the west!! And maybe in the nation, but we've only traveled in the west so far. Ann Kopel and Lee Lancaster.  Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE Device

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Nancy Kenaston PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD proposed amendments Tuesday, August 04, 2015 7:01:26 PM

Please see my comments below re: the following changes... Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1.   YAY!  GOOD NEWS! Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center.    YAY!  GOOD NEWS! Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. YAY!  GOOD NEWS! Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. WELL...I agree with the site# increase, removal of the $8 fees... my only question is, is there the ability to hold sites & add occupants later than the 2 months?  Seems like there are ALWAYS last minute people who sign up for group camping situations. Thank you for letting us give feedback on this! :) Nancy Kenaston

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Aimee Bachmann PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. Tuesday, August 04, 2015 7:14:07 PM

I am writing in full support of the change to allow customers to cancel reservations online. I have had to cancel in the past and, while the customer service was wonderful, I was surprised that the technology was not in place to do this online. As Oregon supports a large Portland and Seattle customer base who are very tech savvy, this possibility will keep Oregon parks current and more desirable as a vacation destination. Thank you. Amy Bachmann

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Ana Seets PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changes Tuesday, August 04, 2015 7:14:25 PM

These changes all sound great and I for one would support them Sent from my iPhone

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carrie dodd PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Tuesday, August 04, 2015 7:15:16 PM

I think the changes would be great.

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Steven Businger PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. Tuesday, August 04, 2015 7:17:20 PM

All those changes sound very reasonable to me.  I love visiting Oregon and this will make it a less stressful experience. Cheers, Steven Professor Steven Businger Department of Atmospheric Sciences 2525 Correa Rd. University of Hawaii Honolulu, Hawaii 96822 (808) 956-2569 (808) 956-2877 FAX [email protected] http://weather.hawaii.edu/ http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/MET/Faculty/businger/index.html

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Jim Merrill PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed Changes Tuesday, August 04, 2015 7:18:27 PM

I agree with the proposed changes you are considering.  I would also like you to consider offering a Senior Discount card like the Federal campgrounds offer. You can get the card when you turn 62 (or you could start it at 65) and the person receives a 50% discount on reservations. You wouldn't have to have such a high % off but it would be nice for you to offer something. Thank you. Jim Merrill

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Pollard Family PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD OAR 736-015-0015 Tuesday, August 04, 2015 7:19:22 PM

In response to the proposed changes for OAR 736-015-0015, I would vote to approve all of them.  The list below offers increased flexibility, benefiting the customer and encouraging additional use (potentially yielding higher revenue stream).  Pointing campers to the website also reduces the cost of OPRD staff needed to facilitate those changes.  Thank you for your consideration, Stephanie Pollard (Troutdale, OR) The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

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Bill Bowen PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Rules change Tuesday, August 04, 2015 7:27:14 PM

I would definitely vote yes on all these proposed changes. They will make an already well run system even better. Thank you for these considerations.

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Austin Schutz PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Tuesday, August 04, 2015 7:40:19 PM

Yes, please. These would be very helpful changes. Austin Schutz On 4 August 2015 at 16:59, wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420

Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Bill Campbell PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Oregon Admin Rule 736-015-0015 Tuesday, August 04, 2015 7:43:14 PM

As a disabled vet who has used your beautiful State Parks numerous times I agree with your proposed rule changes 100 percent.   Even though I live in Idaho I travel to Oregon quite a bit.

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Valentine, Beth PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD comment Tuesday, August 04, 2015 7:43:57 PM

I think that changing the reservation window to 1 day, allowing online cancellations, and changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts, cabins, and horse camps are great change to make and I support them wholeheartedly.  I do not favor changes in the group site reservation procedures.  Beth Valentine

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Peggy Capron PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Rule changes Tuesday, August 04, 2015 7:51:05 PM

We are in complete agreement with the proposed rule changes regarding reservations. Joe & Peggy Capron Junction City, OR [email protected] --This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software. http://www.avast.com

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Karen cooper PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD New changes Tuesday, August 04, 2015 7:51:40 PM

I'm all in favor of the changes in reduced fees for making and changing reservations. I do not like the privation of our parks. I would gladly pay fees to the park but I resent ReserveAmerica making the money. That money could hire employees who are invested in the parks  and make improvements. Also changing the timelines make it easier for us when unexpected situation arise and we need to cancel or makes changes Thanks for considering your public who enjoys the parks Karen Cooper Box 1635 Myrtle Creek Or 97457  

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Donald Mowers PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Encourage adoption rule changes Tuesday, August 04, 2015 8:02:01 PM

I think the following changes are good and encourage adoption. following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. Thank you, Donald Mowers Newberg, oregon on my HTC One M8 on XLTE Network

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Brad Hutton PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Rule Changes Tuesday, August 04, 2015 8:04:06 PM

I completely agree with all proposed changes. Brad & D'Ann Hutton     5509 NE 175th Circle    Vancouver, WA. 98686 360-546-1313 Cell 360-823-8701

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c hendrickson PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Agree to all but-Tuesday, August 04, 2015 8:07:31 PM

Don't think you should waive the $8 cancellation fee--what is to deter people from overbooking reservations because they couldn't decide what dates they really want and then just cancelling at the last minute just because they changed their minds?

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Alison Cross Buttafuoco PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. Tuesday, August 04, 2015 8:08:04 PM

I am writing to support the proposed rule changes, especially: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. The reservation window change in particular will be greatly appreciated. I often want to reserve a campsite for a weekend getaway,but can't do so because the reservation window requires planning further in advance. Alison Buttafuoco

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& Lorraine Currey PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD change in rules for state parks Tuesday, August 04, 2015 8:18:47 PM

These changes make sense and are better for the users ! Don Currey

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carlee kremer PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Comment on proposed amendment to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015 Tuesday, August 04, 2015 8:22:35 PM

As an Oregon State Park customer I agree that the changes to: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Are significant positive changes. Thanks, Carlee Kremer

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Cheryl Teague PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD RE: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Tuesday, August 04, 2015 8:24:02 PM

I vote FOR proposed changes-   All the BEST... Cheryl Teague Numbers 6:24-26 Sent from my Samsung Note 4  on VZ 4G LTE network

-------- Original message -------From: [email protected] Date: 08/04/2015 8:13 PM (GMT-08:00) To: [email protected] Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment

725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Judith Bell PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Administrative Rule amendments Tuesday, August 04, 2015 8:32:20 PM

I support the amendments to change the Oregon Administrative Rule -Carpe Diem Judy

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Andy Cho PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Tuesday, August 04, 2015 8:37:24 PM

Hello, I think those changes are great ideas I am sure it will help to attract more customers with more flexibility and better online accessibility. I am very thankful for people that have proposed those changes. Thanks a lot, Andy Cho ------ Original message-----From: [email protected] Date: Tue, Aug 4, 2015 8:18 PM To: [email protected]; Cc: Subject:OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes

Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Bradley Kelly PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD RE: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Tuesday, August 04, 2015 8:45:54 PM

In favor of all proposed amendments. Brad Kelly.

Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone On Aug 4, 2015, 6:31:13 PM, [email protected] wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420

Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Billy Vaughn PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed changes Tuesday, August 04, 2015 8:48:29 PM

I agree with all three proposed changes made by the Oregon State Parks.

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Kev PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Comment Tuesday, August 04, 2015 8:48:31 PM

I support the proposed amendments. Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Ammendments Tuesday, August 04, 2015 8:53:47 PM

Changes are welcome. C.E.

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S Silvis PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Tuesday, August 04, 2015 8:56:42 PM

The only one I would be opposed to is the increase of group sites from 10 to 20 and removing the cancellation fee. S W Silvis From: "[email protected]" To: [email protected] Sent: Tuesday, August 4, 2015 6:47 PM Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes

Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall

Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702 * Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. Claudia Ciobanu OPRD Shield Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 4525687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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James Christman PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Tuesday, August 04, 2015 8:57:04 PM

Are you trying to attract tourist and positive reviews or not?   As a tourist enjoying Oregons parks frequently I vote against the proposed regulations whole heartedly. A On Tue, Aug 4, 2015, 11:29 PM  wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420

Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Charles Shaw PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Rule changes Tuesday, August 04, 2015 9:00:45 PM

These changes seem reasonable and on pace with technology improvements. I would also like to see a number of spaces set aside to be reserved on a week by week basis.  Not everyone can plan their vacations in January. Sent from my iPhone

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Jenelle Barham PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD state park changes Tuesday, August 04, 2015 9:07:35 PM

I think all of the changes listed in the email I received about changing the state park camping cancellations and reservations sound like really great ideas.  Thank you for taking the time to improve the state park camping regulations!  I love oregon state parks I hope you continue to improve and change things so they are more affordable for people to use more frequently! I am on social security disability and would love to be able to use oregon state parks more often especially for camping, but with my limited income I just can't afford the current prices.  Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. Tuesday, August 04, 2015 9:10:24 PM

I am in favor of the proposed changes to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015, as I see them being very user friendly.   Thank you for your consideration of these changes, Cindy Buell

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Colter Garrison PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Tuesday, August 04, 2015 9:14:42 PM

All the new ideas sound fantastic

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A.M. Fodero PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Tuesday, August 04, 2015 9:17:21 PM

I agree and support all these proposed changes.  Thanks!

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Ken Evans PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed Rules changes Tuesday, August 04, 2015 9:21:47 PM

There are some Parks rules changes that will be difficult to fulfill, creating a burden on campers.  "Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20" - This will eliminate many (many) small groups.  What percentage of your group reservations in the past year had 20 or more sites called for?  Even worse is the following:  "...and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date."  We (and I would think most) groups do not know just who will be coming until the event takes place.  It sounds like you are trying to stop group events.  If so, please be honest and just say you want to stop providing for anymore group events.  Sincerely, Ken Evans, Sandy, OR.

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Bob Covey PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD RE: Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. Tuesday, August 04, 2015 9:28:24 PM

Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. I think this is a good idea. I see no downside to this, infact it looks  like a needed improvement to me. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Certainly. This makes good sense from all perspectives. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Yes. This will give much more flexibility to both cancellers and free up space sooner for people trying to make reservations. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. I don't see the benefit to increasing the number of sites that can be locked down at one time. If a group needs more than 10 sites, then two reservations can be made. Certainly individual site names must be entered to help minimize abuses by people simply blocking groups of sites. From that standpoint, I also don't see why the fees should be reduced.

 

Sincerely,

 

Bob Covey

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Bird PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Tuesday, August 04, 2015 9:29:14 PM

I think it is nice to have more flexibility and will probably increase the use of the campgrounds.  Oregon campgrounds are so much nicer than the ones in California. Sent from our iPad

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Alexandra Wunsch PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Public Comment Tuesday, August 04, 2015 9:37:50 PM

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. I am writing in support of the proposed rule amendments. I believe these amendments will make Oregon Public Parks more accessible to the general public by removing unnecessary reservation restrictions. I suspect that the proposed changes will have a direct impact on the park staff who routinely process online reservations. This impact should be addressed by adding more staff.  Thank you for the opportunity to comment. 

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Carla Jean Pugh PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Tuesday, August 04, 2015 9:44:14 PM

I agree with all measures: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. Carla and Ned Pugh

Sent from my iPad On Aug 4, 2015, at 8:41 PM, [email protected] wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to:

[email protected]

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Chad Evans PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. Tuesday, August 04, 2015 9:47:31 PM

I support the proposed amendment to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. Chad Evans Sent from my iPhone

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Cheryl PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changes Tuesday, August 04, 2015 9:53:00 PM

I believe all the proposed changes are a good decision. I agree with setting them in motion. Thanks Cheryl Woody Sent from my iPod

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Dan PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD [email protected] State Park Tuesday, August 04, 2015 10:09:44 PM

The proposed changes As some times I’m a gest of a group  of Horsemen It’s hard to get ALL THE  I .N. F. O. now don’t want to add to there work !   As for my self I LIKE THE 3 day cancel WORK LOADS HAVE CHANGED OVER THE YEARS. this would help.   I would like to see a will call list for spots that come up for horse sights that someone has to cancel and is now open yes LAST MOMENT OK  MY TRAILER IS READY TO GO just put feed in and 1-3 horses  and we are off.   Because it really hard to plan too far out with  horses one of them will do something to make you stay home if they can just like  KIDS only BIGGER.   THE ONE COMPLAINT AT NEHALEM BAY IS DOGS NOT ON LEACH’S LAST SUMMER HAD 4 DIFFERENT DOGS COME AFTER THE HORSES. I was there 2 times.   Last time I  left J R home and took Gotcha she maid shout work of the first dog that came after her one kick sent hem 5ft in the air and howling back to his owner.   I know you now about the dogs,and do your best to have every one get along .  Thanks Dan P

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Faye Taylor PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changes Tuesday, August 04, 2015 10:14:25 PM

I agree with all the changes except changing the group sites from 10 to 20. I don't understand what that means exactly. Many state parks are already over crowded in my opinion and to crowd more people in who may be carrying on all hours of the night does not appeal to me. I would suggest also you reconsider how reservations are made using an outside vendor who charges $8. That makes camping for me and my husband prohibitive, especially if we want to reserve a site with power. Perhaps there is another vendor who doesn't charge so much or some other way to reduce that fee. Faye Taylor Bunkhouse Studio 2200 NW Century Dr. Prineville, OR 97754 541-280-9913 http://fayetaylor.com/ [email protected]

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Tuesday, August 04, 2015 10:19:01 PM

The following sounds good.  Sounds like changing the reservation parameters isn't leading to a loss in income since these are popular accommodations?  People's schedules change, so this shows sensitivity to that.   Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. Regards,   Damion Dooley, past Oregon State camper!    

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD rates changing Tuesday, August 04, 2015 10:37:49 PM

New proposals are all wrong

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David Adair PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Rates and reservations Tuesday, August 04, 2015 10:43:26 PM

How about this, raise the prices for out of staters or cut my rates in half seeing as my taxes pay for these parks all year long and I can't even get a spot for a normal weekend without reserving 6 months in advance, I know because I had to book in January to camp in june, and my family had to pick our 4th best choice in Tugman; and we had to compromise the weekend we wanted to go on, it's not fair and it's not right when every single license plate I go by says Washington or California, nothing against them I have family in both states but like I said my taxes pay for these parks all year long, and out of staters reap the benefits for the 3 good months out of the year. I like the idea of changing the cancelation requirements but it all means nothing to me since I can't even get a spot for longer than a day in any given park along the coast, thank you.

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Response Tuesday, August 04, 2015 10:47:20 PM

They all sound like good ideas. I support the changes. Sent from XFINITY Connect Mobile App

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David Peden PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Tuesday, August 04, 2015 10:48:44 PM

What is a reservation window?   David Peden Florence OR

On Tuesday, August 4, 2015 10:20 PM, "[email protected]" wrote:

Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: *

Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702 * Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. Claudia Ciobanu OPRD Shield Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 4525687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Bradley Burdge PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Tuesday, August 04, 2015 10:49:59 PM

Cancelation windows from one month to 3 days is really going to make it so that people are not able to plan vacations very well. As you know the sites are very busy and to lock up a cabin for a weekend in the summer and decide at the last few days that it is too hot or whatever does not give anyone else any time to plan and take advantage of the cabin. What I found works well is the system that Washington has for their parks - if you cancel a month in advance there is only a small cancellation fee, the close you get to the reservation date - the cancellation fee increases. I think this is a great model for people to make a commitment when they reserve then decide to cancel, rather than lock up a reservation until the last  possible days an then cancel without fees. Thanks, Brad Burdge

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Angie Johnson PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Tuesday, August 04, 2015 11:09:03 PM

These changes would be awesome.  I am certainly not opposed.  They would make it easier on the camper, especially by being able to cancel reservations online. Thank you, Angie (Johnson) Lane Sent from Windows Mail From: [email protected] Sent: Tuesday, August 4, 2015 4:27 PM To: Angie Johnson Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420

Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702 * Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687

oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Chad Hagen PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed OPRD proposed rules Tuesday, August 04, 2015 11:14:13 PM

1. the reservation window should be changed from 2 to 1 days.  Families free on short notice may be leaving short notice openings unfilled if unable to reserve a spot.  In this face paced electronic reservation age, there should be a way to book an open site with 24 hours notice. 2. If data base and online reservation system can support cancellations adequately,we  should not need to send a phone call or email to OPRD to cancel a reservation.   3. I have not done this myself, but I personally know people that secure numerous spots many months or nearly a year in advance planning on cancelling several of them later when they work out their schedule later.  This obstructs access for others and may be cut down by requiring a longer cancellation window.  I think a longer cancellation policy or changes in these rules that cuts down on this "blocking" behavior would be helpful.  Not sure if a mechanism to address this fits within these proposed changes. Sincerely, Chad Hagen Oregonian proud of, and appreciative of, our state parks

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Jenny Merrell PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD State parks reservations Wednesday, August 05, 2015 12:13:21 AM

Making reservations 1 day in advance is a plus. Enabling people to cancel online may cause unknown vacancies and the spots may not be filled, a loss of revenue. Cancelling yurts up to 3 days in advance would only be advantageous if you have a waiting list of people who would like to use the yurts and are willing to make last minute plans.  I have no opinion on group camping. Thank you, Jenny Merrell

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LA PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Public Comment Wednesday, August 05, 2015 1:27:03 AM

Comment provided by: Sharon Dey 8302 Railroad Ave SE Salem OR 97317 [email protected] Regarding the proposal “Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days” Allowing people to cancel on such short notice will inconvenience and perhaps prevent other campers for having time to plan their camping trip when only a few days notice of the availability of the site is made. I think sometimes people book a site to just hold it in case they want to go camping and this lenient three day window will encourage this behavior. (like long ago when people would book a week or two then cancel the first part of the trip just to get the site before others in the 9 month window.) These types of sites aren’t suited to a quick “lets go camping tomorrow” plan. They could involve arranging horse transport, planning with family, and requesting time off work.  Maybe a two week period would be a good compromise between refunding the person making the reservation and offer better availability to those other  those eagerly waiting for a available site.   Thanks for allowing my public comment. Sharon Dey

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cindy PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Deluxe Yurts Wednesday, August 05, 2015 2:00:29 AM

Are the yurts at Beverly Beach State Park considered luxury yurts?  If so, I am definitely For allowing the cancellation window from one month to three days.  Also, I am for allowing cancellations to be made on-line.    

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Cindy Trelstad PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 2:24:11 AM

I like these changes. Please also let special access passes reserve online also. It is very difficult to wait on hold so long every time you want to reserve. I appreciate the program so much but it is hard to use sometimes. Love the cancellation yurt policy. Even 5 days is good.

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Colette Burnum-Symmes PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Public comments Wednesday, August 05, 2015 4:23:20 AM

I like the proposed changes

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Charles Cooper PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 4:54:49 AM

I would support the changes as written. Tnx Sent from my iPhone

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Courtney Wege PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Comment Wednesday, August 05, 2015 5:03:35 AM

I agree with all of the proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-0150015. Thank you! Courtney Wege Sent from my iPhone

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Gordon Myrah PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD proposed changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 5:13:18 AM

We like the change from 2 days to 1 for reservation changes & the ability to do everything on the internet. We appreciate your asking our opinion. Gordy and Diane Myrah

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Betty Millette PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Comment on proposed rule changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 5:17:14 AM

I am in favor of these changes as it will be more convenient for the customer. Thanks for the opportunity to comment. Betty Millette Sent from my iPad

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David Duyck PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD rule changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 6:04:59 AM

I think the first 3 proposals seem good but I do not think you should remove the $8 cancellation fee.  David Duyck

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Diana PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed changes comment Wednesday, August 05, 2015 6:08:06 AM

The one proposed change that concerns me is allowing cancellations of delux yurts, cabins, etc to go from 30 days to 3 days. People who do not cancel in a timely way restrict others from getting the reservation they want. This is not a good move. I urge you not to change the cancellation time frame. DL Sent from my iPhone

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David Toole PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Rules Wednesday, August 05, 2015 6:10:55 AM

I agree withe all the proposed changes. David Toole Sent from my iPad

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Diane Murphy PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Policy Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 6:16:30 AM

I support these changes.  It seems that each change makes staying at OR state parks more flexible and affordable.  Most people use computers and phones to communicate so these changes are keeping up with the times. Cordially, Diane S. Murphy Newberg, OR

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Devin Thiele PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 6:26:05 AM

Looks good.

On Aug 4, 2015 10:59 PM, wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420

Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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CenturyLink Customer PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD RV sites Wednesday, August 05, 2015 6:35:11 AM

Consideration should be given for more spaces to be allocated to first come basis. Thank you, Dale Gibson

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Don Evans PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed changes... Wednesday, August 05, 2015 6:43:05 AM

As a sometimes user of Oregon State Parks and an enthusiastic benefactor of your wonderful sites, I strongly endorse the changes proposed. Regards, Don Evans   Don M. Evans

[email protected] www.lazuli.com (925)788-7736  

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Dan casad PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD rule changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 6:46:57 AM

OPRD, Thanks for asking for input. I think all the purposed options have merit except the last one concerning the requirements for large group campsite reservations. I don't understand the purpose for requiring a group to have a minimum of twenty reservations. That seems extreme, and would hinder groups that are large  enough to benefit from reserving as a group but too small to need as many as twenty spaces. While we're at it I'd like also to comment on the reservation fees. Eight dollars is pretty steep for that, I'd like to propose a  reduction for  seniors who are legal residents of Oregon and for veterans who are residents of Oregon, and perhaps a hike in the fees charged to out of staters. The goal would be to free up sites for Oregonians to be able to enjoy their state parks without so much competition. Thanks again for asking for input.

Keep-on-keeping-on Dan

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Carrie Monks PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Cancellations Wednesday, August 05, 2015 6:52:39 AM

That would be a good move. I have been on the other end of the scale waiting for a spot to cancel. Good move. Carrie

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Claudia Carberry PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 7:03:13 AM

All of those changes make sense and seem like a good idea for me.  I have only used OR State Parks on 1 vacation but I would like to go back in the future.  Diamond Lake was fabulous!  Viento State Park should be closed- I don't think anyone has an enjoyable night's sleep there.  On Tue, Aug 4, 2015 at 10:47 PM, wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420

Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Dave Thomas PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Response Wednesday, August 05, 2015 7:08:16 AM

To Whom it may Concern,   I am in support of the changes you are proposing to the reservations except that I do not know that “occupant information” involves for the group registrations. I would hope that information would be held at a minimum as there is so much prospect for personal information getting into the public domain.  

David E. Thomas [email protected] 

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Charles Leduc PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. Wednesday, August 05, 2015 7:08:57 AM

I agree with the proposed changes   Charles Leduc

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Darrell Eileen PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Comments on changes. Wednesday, August 05, 2015 7:09:01 AM

All of these changes seem appropriate to me.   I would also like to see the ability for someone with a disabled pass be able to reserve facilities on line.  I understand that it would need extra steps, like using my pass # to allow me to make reservations.   Respectfully,   Darrell King, Coos Bay

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Dan & Bobbie Griffith PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Rule changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 7:17:11 AM

The new rule changes sound great.

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Deborah Chapple PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Rule 736-015-0015 Wednesday, August 05, 2015 7:18:10 AM

In favor of changing the rule. It's fair, less stress on the call center and firm commitment from campers. Deborah Chapple Sent from my iPad

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Parks Wednesday, August 05, 2015 7:26:51 AM

All changes sound reasonable and timely to me. Thank you, April Simpson

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GREG LINDA HESS PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Reservation rule changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 7:27:37 AM

Greetings I am in support of all the proposed rule changes and see them as an improvement to the current rules. Greg Hess Linda Hess [email protected] Oregon City OR

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Oregon Parks Nose! Wednesday, August 05, 2015 7:32:51 AM

Hello,   I have camped at many different Oregon Parks, and I have found that there is always a group or two making extremely loud noise after the 10pm quiet time. It would be helpful if the host or the local police would patrol the campgrounds after 10pm and remind people about quiet time. It only takes one loud group to keep lots of other people awake until the wee hours of the morning!!!   Ken

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Dmitriy Stasenko PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 7:32:56 AM

•             Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. – NOT SUPPORTING •             Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. – SUPPORTING. •             Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. – NOT SUPPORTING •             Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. - SUPPORTING

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Ronn Crews PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD OAR 736-015-0015 Wednesday, August 05, 2015 7:34:17 AM

Good morning; Like the over all rule changes however I think the the $8 service fee is a little excessive. I personally don't mind paying a service fee but if I'm booking online that fee should be less than $3 or free because I'm doing all the work. When you book via the phone or e-mail I would be ok with the $8 fee. -Ronn J Crews Aspire to Inspire before you Expire

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Darin Dale PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 7:34:20 AM

Sound life some great changes. I concur with all. Darin Dale Ashland, OR

On Aug 4, 2015, at 11:05 PM, [email protected] wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall

Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Bill Kidd PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Rule Change Suggestions Wednesday, August 05, 2015 7:35:03 AM

I think you should also consider increasing the number of pet friendly cabins/yurts at all facilities. Thank you, Bill Kidd

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David Tyler PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD FW: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 7:35:41 AM

Hi.   Can you pass this note onto the person that wrote this e-mail below.   Thanks.   You probably are required to do this public comment.  It can be looked at as a hoop to jump through, or as an opportunity to gather useful information.   Two examples:

Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. I’m a smart guy.  I stay at state parks.  I have no idea what this means.   It’s an e-mail.  Space is free.  A sentence on why this change is being proposed and the impact and implications of a change would be great.

Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. Same - a sentence on why this change is being proposed and the impact and implications of a change would be great.     As for the questions I do understand:

  Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Excellent – hopefully saves the state money while giving citizens added flexibility and ease of use.  

Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Bad idea.  Most folks have to plan their vacations in advance.  If one of these units comes available, most folks can’t just drop everything and use one in 3 days.  I’d like to leave it at 30 days. Thanks, David Tyler           From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Wednesday, August 05, 2015 12:19 AM To: David Tyler Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes

 

Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]   By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301   Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD  

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concur Bob

Bob Dean PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed admendments Wednesday, August 05, 2015 7:36:00 AM

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Cary Halligan PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Input on changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 7:40:21 AM

Everything sounds good except the group one! It could be difficult to get the groups information from the individuals two months prior! Sent from my iPhone

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copperdog99 PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015 Wednesday, August 05, 2015 7:41:34 AM

As a traveler from out of state, it seems this would make it easier for visitors to move around the state.  I have found that once I am there I want to try to move to a better spot or head to a different area ie: north coast to central coast.  Although your parks are extremely busy and finding openings in other areas can be a challenge.  Possibly these cancellation policies may make it easier for visitors to find a spot. The only downside I see for the state is extra work booking and cancelling these reservations. A nominal fee may deter random bookings that may occur with the 24 hour cancelation policy.   I think these changes are great.  Thank you for the opportunity to put in my 2 cents. Sincerely,  Greg Leslie Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE Device

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Adam Pond PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. Wednesday, August 05, 2015 7:45:00 AM

You have my blessing!! These are all things I have wished for and as an avid camper and user of Oregon parks I support this. I would also really like to thank you for the effort it takes to run such an amazing park system, keep it up and keep it green!

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Sue Rapp PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Rule changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 7:48:07 AM

Everything looks OK to us. Thanks Bob and Sue

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Kelly Chris PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD OAR 736-015-0015 Wednesday, August 05, 2015 7:49:28 AM

As a person who has not been camping in the last 2 years because I cannot seem to get a reservation, decreasing the window for a reservation from 2 days to 1 would eliminate walk ins. Being a walk in is pretty much my only opportunity to make the kids happy as I cannot seem to get online exactly 9 months before the date I want to reserve, and then entire parks are wiped out. My ability to be able to utilize the awesome parks system we have in Oregon is my biggest disappointment as a citizen.  Sincerely, Christian Kelly

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Darlene Sperling PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposals Wednesday, August 05, 2015 7:58:11 AM

Agree with all amendment proposals Ray Sperling

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Connie Herrick PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Special Pass Holders Wednesday, August 05, 2015 8:03:02 AM

I have a Foster/Adopt pass through the state of Oregon. It's sometimes difficult to get through to make reservations and we miss out on the sites we prefer for our kids. It would be nice if we too could make those reservations online. All we need is a way to indicate we have a pass so the system knows only to charge the reservation fee. Is this something the parks are considering? Connie Herrick

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RICHARDS Bret N PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 8:06:42 AM

The department is considering the following changes: •       Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. •       Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. •       Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. •       Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: I like the changes Bret N. Richards OPMA, PE, PLS Local Agency Liaison Region 1 ODOT 123 NW Flanders St. Portland Oregon, 97209-4012 Office 503.731.8288 Fax 503.731.8531

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Brite Childs PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD OPRD changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 8:11:57 AM

Heartily approve of the suggested changes. They will vastly improve customer service and the ease of reservation and use of our state parks. They are all great ideas. Jimmy Childs

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Dave & Linda PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015 Wednesday, August 05, 2015 8:14:03 AM

We approve of these changes.   David & Linda Holmbo  

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carolyn PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 8:16:15 AM

I agree with all these changes except the group reservation rules.  I am concerned about making it easier for large groups to reserve entire swaths of campgrounds.  It's already so difficult to get reservations many times.  The campgrounds should be for everyone not just one group that hoovers up all the sites. The cancellation policy is most in need of updating.  It's silly that you cannot cancel a reservation online. Thanks for doing public outreach on these changes. Carolyn Williams NE Portland On Tue, Aug 4, 2015 at 7:34 PM, wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

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Cliff Erikson PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 8:17:15 AM

The rule changes look good to us. Sent from my iPhone On Aug 4, 2015, at 8:42 PM, [email protected] wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420

Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Diane Parker PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Rule changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 8:25:50 AM

I just saw the items you are thinking of changing and they are all to the good of the people coming to your parks.  I highly agree with them.  Anything to make coming to the Parks easier is a good thing.   Diane Parker

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doug metzler PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Fwd: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 8:31:45 AM

These are all great changes. I would also like to see the cost of online reservations go down.  It seems like gouging to charge so much for a campsite or yurt reservation.  $2 seems a lot more reasonable. Thanks, DougM ---------- Forwarded message ---------From: Date: Tue, Aug 4, 2015 at 11:46 PM Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes To: [email protected]

Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department

Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

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Brenda Karr PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Wednesday, August 05, 2015 8:31:54 AM

I like the changes proposed in the email!  I vote yes :)  

Brenda Karr   "No other success can compensate for failure in the home."

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed Park Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 8:32:27 AM

I completely favor the propsed changes except for the Yurt cancellation…They book so fast and so often that I feel the cancellation term should remain a longer period otherwise people who have been waiting for so long may not be able to get in one. I know 3 days you would still be able to fill them but more people might have the opportunity of getting n one if the person has to cancel sooner than later. Thank you, Dina Edwards 541.973.6349 Sent from Windows Mail

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Dan Heinig PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015 Wednesday, August 05, 2015 8:35:49 AM

I wanted to let you know that I fully support the proposed changes in  Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. I would also like to suggest that you allow users/customers to do the following: 1. Book more than one spot per reservation. It is a bit silly and feels like profiteering that I can't book multiple sites without paying multiple reservation fees...especially since it is entirely online. 2. It would be nice to be able to cancel OR modify an existing reservation online, even if there is a fee associated with the change. 3. It would be nice to have a waitlist so that users/campers can take advantage of cancellations. Thank you for continuing to improve the Oregon Parks & Recs experience. -    LinkedIn Profile   Online Portfolio   Facebook Profile

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Dennis & Dianne Guthrie PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 8:41:46 AM

Can you please explain what the reservation window of 2 days means currently?   Thank you,   Dianne & Dennis Guthrie   From: [email protected] Sent: Tuesday, August 04, 2015 9:22 PM To: [email protected] Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes   Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy

Coos Bay, OR 97420

Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702 * Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks.

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Amy Hudnut PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 8:44:22 AM

I say YES to all of your proposed changes. Thank you, Amy Hudnut Sent from my iPhone

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Christy Wangberg PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015 Wednesday, August 05, 2015 8:45:20 AM

I received an email about the proposed changes and although I had no problems with my reservations, the new proposals give added flexibility. I would like to say that our stay at Emigrant Springs State Park in the horse camp was great.  And it was made great by the wonderful park personnel we were in contact with.  Both Beau and Jeanine were easy to approach, accommodating, courteous, and genuinely cared about our experience.  They made the weekend very enjoyable! Thank you! Christy Wangberg

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Donald Rodich PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 8:45:30 AM

I fully support the proposed rule changes as outlined below. Sincerely, Donald Rodich On Aug 4, 2015, at 11:59 PM, [email protected] wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy

Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD rule changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 8:48:18 AM

I agree that these changes should be made.  It will make for better customer relations and enable groups to easily reserve sites for an area for their clubs. Thank You Sincerely, Harry and Sharlotte Miller

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Rule changes to park reservations Wednesday, August 05, 2015 8:48:29 AM

They sound good to me! Betsy Hauser P.S. Love the state parks! Sent from my iPad

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Bea Searle PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD OPRD proposed administrative changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 8:53:22 AM

I am in favour of the proposed changes.  They will make it easier for people to check in and make adjustments to their plans while on the road, with changing weather etc.  and make for more efficient use of space and avoid spots sitting empty. REgards Bea Searle Yurt and Campsite user

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Carrolle Wetch PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD State Park Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 8:56:02 AM

It appears to me that the state is making themselves more "user friendly".  Thank you! Carrolle Wetch [email protected]

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Nathan PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 9:00:55 AM

As a former Oregon-resident and father of a native to the state (and avid return state park visitor!), I am in favor of all of the proposed changes except the 2 month group requirement for individual site occupant information.  Anything less, maybe a month, would be better, as sometimes these things take as long to organize as the window is to submit these documents. On Tue, Aug 4, 2015 at 8:48 PM wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy

Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

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[email protected] on behalf of Dylan McIntyre PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015 Wednesday, August 05, 2015 9:02:47 AM

These changes look fantastic!  Thank you!

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Dave or Barb Martin PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Comments Wednesday, August 05, 2015 9:06:02 AM

I agree to all the changes proposed and feel that this will make the reservation system more public friendly.

 

Thanks for considering the changes.

 

David Martin Happy user of Oregon State Parks

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Kristi Cox PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Oregon State Parks Opinions Wednesday, August 05, 2015 9:07:45 AM

Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1.  (i'm not certain what this would do or how it would benefit in the  making reservations process---I thought reservations were instant after submitting your payment info online.) Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. (I think an automatic online cancellation system that gives you a reference number or confirmation of cancellation would be wonderful!  Then you don't have to wonder if someone got the message, you could have immediate response that the cancellation was completed and you could print out a record of cancellation, if need be---this would be nice addition to online reservation system.) Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. (I think a week (7 days) would be a more reasonable amount of time--instead of 3 days--because that gives other people more time to pick up a last minute reservation that opens up from a sudden cancellation.  3 days notice is too short a turn around to try and fill with another camper.) Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. (I imagine it might be difficult to require submission of indiv. site occupant info 2 months beforehand, as last minute changes constantly happen and people swap in and out----plans change just with our small group of 4 people in one camp site, last minute, w/out even being part of a group event.)

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Adrienne Ruderman PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD comments Wednesday, August 05, 2015 9:08:37 AM

Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. - yes please! Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. - the system is very confusing.  I think that people do not cancel because it is difficult to do, can’t do it on a weekend or after their office hours and there is an additional fee.  Why would I pay more to cancel my reservation especially if it is too close to receive any type of refund.   Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. - no comment on this one. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. Other comments 1.  It would be helpful to be able to change sites online as well. 2.  Current online system is very cumbersome and confusing! Thank you, adrienne ruderman

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cheryla1993 PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Change in policy Wednesday, August 05, 2015 9:11:41 AM

Great idea Sent via the Samsung GALAXY S® 5, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Wednesday, August 05, 2015 9:13:32 AM

I would like to see the changes mades especially the $8.00 fee for changes and  cancellations.

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Daryl Teittinen PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Oregon Parks Rule changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 9:15:00 AM

To whom it concerns Comments on the proposed rule changes: The wording in the email is a little vague, but it sounds like you are suggesting that to reserve a group site I will have to submit individual information 2 months ahead of time. This is a difficult proposition, particularly with groups. I run an annual trip on the Rogue River in the late spring. We have been using the Almeda group campsite for 3 years now, with plans to continue to do so. Will I have to reserve this site in March? Will I have to submit information about who is going to be staying there? This is difficult to impossible with changes in participation.  Please keep public lands available and easy to access. This is an amazing feature of the western US, and the Oregon State Park system is terrific. I am always envious when I visit from California.  I prefer calling and chatting with your knowledgeable staff than using a web page, and it is helpful when there are not rules creating boundaries to access.  Thank you Daryl Teittinen Outdoor Adventure Leadership Sierra Nevada College Incline Village, NV (775) 831 1314 xt 7530 (714) 273 4055 (cell)

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Dennis Pennell PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015 Wednesday, August 05, 2015 9:15:34 AM

All the proposed changes sound good to me. More flexibility for the user. Less restrictions. Thanks. Dennis Pennell Vancouver, WA USA

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Carolyn Nealon PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 9:21:27 AM

We thoroughly enjoyed our recent Oregon park stay, and have shared our high opinion with several others. All of the proposed changes seem reasonable, even designed to remove barriers/increase flexibility for those using the parks. Fully support; well done. Sincerely, Carolyn Nealon Sent from my iPhone

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Doug Morehead PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Amendments Wednesday, August 05, 2015 9:21:48 AM

Simple answer:   All proposed amendments are very positive.   Thank you, Doug Morehead

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Bill & Chau Edge PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Response to Notice of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 9:22:05 AM

My response follows each of the bullets below. Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Response:  Concur with proposal Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Response: Conditionally Concur – must require no major manpower additions or added cost for software upgrades. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Response: Do not concur. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. Response: Do not concur. Thanks for the opportunity to participate. R/Bill Edge  

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Butch Croteau PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD I support the proposed changes, in particular the change to reservations. Wednesday, August 05, 2015 9:25:41 AM

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David Horne PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Reservation Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 9:28:46 AM

Thank you very much for the changes!

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Dave T PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 9:28:57 AM

Hi, As a regular visitor to Oregon Parks campsites, in advance of each visit, I frequently spend a considerable amount of time on the online reservation system trying to find the ideal park for a camping weekend.  I really appreciate these proposed changes and I have some specific comments related. Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Please be careful in implementing this new policy!!   Weekend dates are the most difficult to reserve.  Friday+Saturday and Saturday+Sunday are very popular options. Saturday is the overlap night here.  One single-night stay on a Saturday night will effectively shut down a single campsite for 3 nights, with only one night paid. This can be mitigated, I think: Option A: 1 night reservations allowed only within 1 week of the date-of-stay Option B: 1 night reservations limited/disallowed on Saturdays Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Great Idea! Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Great Idea! Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

Thank you for your consideration of these comments and ideas. -Dave On Tue, Aug 4, 2015 at 10:16 PM, wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes:

By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

-Dave

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Jean PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 9:40:57 AM

To Whom it May Concern: I am in favor of all of the following proposed changes. ThanksJean Leavenworth The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

-Jean Leavenworth, STOTT PILATES Instructor Trainer Certified MELT Method Instructor (503) 422-3398 www.leavenworthpilates.com

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Robert Lucas PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD reservationchanges Wednesday, August 05, 2015 9:44:09 AM

Please do not change the reservation window as we love camping in Oregon but sometimes need  to just pull in & hope for  a spot for a night. If go to new system will not be able to do this. Would love to see a certain amount of sites in any park available on a first come first served basis. Please give these comments your attention Thank you Carole & Robert Lucas

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Comet Harder PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: Proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015 Wednesday, August 05, 2015 9:44:44 AM

Following are my comments/thoughts on the 4 proposed changes that are under consideration: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. -- I agree with the proposed change. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. -- I agree with the proposed change.

Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days.  -- I do not agree with this proposed change, as 3 days is too short of a cancellation window in my opinion.  I do believe it should be shorter than 1 month, and would suggest 7 days as an appropriate cancellation window.

Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.  -- I do not agree with this proposed change as it stands.  I am not a proponent of increasing the number of sites for a group as that takes away availability for the rest of the public.  However, if that is going to be allowed to be increased, then individual site occupant information needs to be submitted at the time the reservation is being made, and not later down the road.  Otherwise people can reserve far too many sites for their group and prevent access for the rest of us, and then turn around later on and cancel out sites without any financial penalties.

Thank you for the opportunity to provide feedback on these proposed rule changes. Regards,  Patrick Harder "[email protected]"

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Email Server PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD COMMENTS REGARDING ADMINISTRATIVE RULE CHANGE Wednesday, August 05, 2015 9:47:45 AM

Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. *2 days should not be changed. This gives the cancellation a better opportunity to be reserved.  Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. *if reservations have to be made online they should be cancelled online. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. *if these items are on high demand then the cancellation policy should remain 1 month.  Most people treat these as a vacation to Mexico or Hawaii. When vacations to these places are booked there is a strict cancellation policy that is  enforced. This should be the case for yurts, cabins, and horse camps or the state will loose money. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. *A group camp site should remain 10. If it changes to 20 then more people will reserve multiple camping sites limiting the amount of campsites available to individuals. *Remove the cancellation fee. There does not need to be a requirement for submission of occupant info. It it is reserved then it is reserved. Sometimes this is just TMI that is unecessary. They just check in a time of reservation.

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Erikav7 PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 9:59:27 AM

I support all of these changes! Erika Veth

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-----Original Message----From: OPRD.Publiccomment To: erikav7 Sent: Wed, Aug 5, 2015 9:48 am Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom

Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702 * Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks.

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Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 4525687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Rule changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 10:00:20 AM

I'd be in favor of the state park rule changes proposed. Sent from Liz Forsloff iPhone

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Dale Jenkins PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD comments on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. Wednesday, August 05, 2015 10:01:10 AM

Change: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1 This is an excellent move, this will most certainly increase the occupancy rate, and make it easier for families to plan weekend activities.   I have no feeling regarding the other changes, as either I have not used that service or it has not been an issue.  

Dale Jenkins  

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tim hubbard PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD rule changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 10:01:11 AM

I am against changing the number of  sites a group can reserve  from 10 to 20.  This puts individuals at a disadvantage to get a site and forces you to travel in groups.  Also individuals can’t stay in a group site so groups should stay, if possible, in a group site. Also changing reservation window from 2 days to 1 day would be a extra burden for someone with out reservations as the site that was empty may be reserved for the next day.  I think a 2 day window is the most fair why to go. Thank You for your time and consideration.  Oregon State Parks are the Best of the best Tim Hubbard

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Esther Moberg PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD public comment on proposed changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 10:03:31 AM

I think the proposed changes make sense and allow for more flexibility (and more opportunities for people to get the yurts or campsites if other people decide to cancel). Esther Moberg  

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Evan Peterson PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 10:05:00 AM

Sounds good to us! On Wed, Aug 5, 2015 at 10:01 AM, wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM

11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Dustin Shaub PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Change to admin rule 736-015-0015 Wednesday, August 05, 2015 10:08:08 AM

The proposed changes to admin rule 736-015-0015 seem like a good idea. Sent from my iPhone 5

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Angie Williams PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Support of Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 10:09:48 AM

Hello – thank you for the opportunity to public comment on the changes to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. I am in support of these changes and appreciate that this has come up. As a camper and somebody who travels a lot the ability to have a bit more flexibility is greatly appreciated and wanted.   Thank you, Angie Williams

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D Barker PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Public Comment Wednesday, August 05, 2015 10:10:00 AM

Dear OPRD,   I understand you are considering the following:   The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

I wish to express my support for each of these well thought out changes!  It will make it far easier to enjoy Oregon State Parks.  I hope the changes are instituted quickly.  I love the Oregon State Park system!!!!   Diane Barker, CPA, CPM 640 Bonanza Lane Hailey, ID 83333 208-720-3438  

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Susan Eichman PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 10:15:56 AM

This is all fantastic. Much more flexible! On Wed, Aug 5, 2015 at 9:14 AM, wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM

11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

-Susan

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Etosha Fegan PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 10:16:00 AM

Sounds awesome!  All good ideas. Gives more accessablity and flexability Etosha

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Elyce Wair PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD prooposed rule changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 10:20:26 AM

these changes are very user friendly and will hopefully be approved. What is "remove the $8 waiver fee"? I am not sure what additional administrative requirements need to be put into place to accomplish this or what additional cost will be needed to support these changes. I am sure cost will be a consideration in the final decision.  thanks for the opportunity to provide input. Elyce Wair

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Dennis McCormick PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD proposed rule changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 10:22:18 AM

    My wife and I, frequent users of OSPs, are in favor of all the proposed changes in the email.  Thank you for the opportunity to weigh in.   Dennis and Nancy McCormick Missoula, MT

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jm michelsen PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD proposed rule changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 10:23:46 AM

I like them,  it is crazy to not be able to get a yurt at the last minute because someone didn't cancel I would recommend a sliding scale like WA does, 1/2 back if less than 1 month so there is a reason to push it. -"May we know who we are, offer what we can, and be free to receive with gratitude." Quoted from Oriah

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Chad Freitas PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Admin rule changes (response) Wednesday, August 05, 2015 10:25:13 AM

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. agree Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. agree Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. agree Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. Agree I would like to see the cancellation fee for individual sites removed as long as the cancellation was done 7 days before arrival date.     Thanks,

 

Chad Freitas                    

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Anita Yager PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Dept. changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 10:25:37 AM

Hello,  Regarding the following changes, I am in support of all these ideas as would love to see these changes implemented. Thank you, Anita Yager  

The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. 

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Curtis Eckley PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Comments on Staate Park Reservation Policy Wednesday, August 05, 2015 10:27:58 AM

Hello,   I fully support the proposed changes to the above mentioned policies.  Respectfully,  Curtis D. Eckley

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Mark Beyer PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed reservation changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 10:33:17 AM

In response to your proposed rule change for group reservations to go from 10 to 20: I find this proposal to be punitive to families trying to camp together. Most families don't have that many people camping to make that many reservations. We have been camping for 28 years at either Fort Stevens or Stub Stewart State parks and really enjoy it, but it would be all but impossible to get enough participation to reserve 20 sites. It sounds like you are just trying to eliminate group camping. Please don't pass this proposal. Mark Beyer

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Edwin Bjore PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed amendments to OR Admin Rule 736-015-0015 Wednesday, August 05, 2015 10:34:14 AM

I totally support the changes being proposed: Reservation window of 1 day. Cancel reservations online Edwin Bjore

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Shell :) PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 10:40:44 AM OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes.msg

I think cancellations should be at a min of at least 10 days in advance to give others looking for a reservation site enough of a chance to reserve at the campsite they are wanting to go to.  With online cancellations a number of things can occur and the camper runs the risk of the cancellation not being received.       ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++  

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Curt Davis PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Curt Davis Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 10:41:02 AM

To whom it may concern, I am the Vice President of Bergfreunde Ski Club. We do lots of trips each year. Some of them are camping trips. I have been Wagon Master (Your term for trip leader) many times. We have always tried to make it easy for the Park rangers to receive the many people that come to our campouts. Most of what you are proposing is not an issue. Some of them we think will make a hardship for groups and for the Parks themselves. Here are our concerns. 1. In your proposal you are highlighting the positive and buried the negative. The last item on your list has four items in it. Most of which is negative to group campers. Break them out so people can address them on an individual bases. 2. Changing the number of sites from 10 to 20 could only be to try and eliminate group camping. We reserve 13 sites each year. That will eliminate us as a group. The chances of getting 20 sites in most of your campgrounds is not feasible. So what could the real purpose be? 3. We have to reserve the sites 9 months in advance. We don’t know how many people or who are coming at that time. We get the majority of our signups in the last 30 days. So to be required to have the list of all people, the vehicles they are driving and which site they will be in is not feasible for most groups. 4. This will make groups reserve ALL our reservations in one name. The Park Ranger will have to make many name changes at the last minute increasing their already heavy work load. 5.  I am not sure how the $8 Fee waiver and $8 cancel fee help either the Parks or the groups. I do know it prevents people from reserving way more sites then they need and canceling them days before they go. Are you still charging the $8 reservation fees still? Are you still allowing groups to pay just one reservation fee? Does this mean if someone cancels they get there $8 reservation fee returned as well? What about individual sites? Do they still get cancel fees? As you can see these individual so called little changes could open up big work for the Park rangers. Group campers will find a way. Making it harder for them will in turn make it harder for the Parks. If the plan is to keep charging individuals sites all the fees and make it just harder on the groups then its just for profit. It should be all put out on the table. As a group leader, we always strive to keep the work down for the Park Rangers so they are happy to see us the next year. Thanks

Curt Davis

C. DAVIS   725 SE Lincoln St. Portland Or. 97214 PH:(503) 280-0434 FX: (503) 280-0379

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On Aug 4, 2015, at 7:12 PM, [email protected] wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom

Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department   Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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chris hampton PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Policy changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 10:46:18 AM

I would very much like to see the cancellation policy on Cabins, Yurts etc be changed to 3 days instead of the existing policy of a Month. In the past I would have been able to cancel within a week of arrival but it would do no good, So instead I lost the entire amount I paid for the cabin for multiple days. The changes would make me comfortable reserving a cabin in the future. Also being able to make changes online would be beneficial. Thank you

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Carrie Slattery PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. Wednesday, August 05, 2015 10:54:51 AM

Hello Oregon State Parks! I am writing to simply state that I support all of the proposed updates to the park and reservation policies. I think these changes allow greater flexibility, thus increasing the likeliness for reserving and utilizing your beautiful parks and campgrounds.  I am a Washington resident, but Memaloose State Park is my favorite place to camp. In the summertime, it often feels like my home away from home. Thank you for providing such well-maintained, lovely, and enticing parks! Looking forward to many more visits.  Sincerely, Carrie Bredy

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Patrick Murphy PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. Wednesday, August 05, 2015 10:54:57 AM

I think these changes would make the State Parks reservation program a lot more customer friendly and allow customers to make changes at any time. Our family has actually stopped making reservations because of the expense and hassle of making changes or cancelations when needed. At this time if we need a reservation we do not stay at Oregon State Parks.   Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days.   Thank you.   Patrick Murphy

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Nina Hawke PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Cancellation window Wednesday, August 05, 2015 10:56:21 AM

I think changing the cancellation window from 30 days to 3 is a good thing.  Peoples circumstances can change for many unforseen reasons so this would be nice. N. Denise Hawke

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Cutsforth, Gail PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD proposed changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 10:56:56 AM image001.png

I think all the proposed changes are very customer friendly and am in support.  

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Frank & Carol PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD State Parks Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 10:57:23 AM

Fully Concur with the proposed rule changes as so listed below. F. Menor   Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

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jonalene dempe PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD proposed rule changes 736-015-0015 Wednesday, August 05, 2015 10:57:58 AM

i totally disagree with the proposed changes as a customer and user of parks i think it should be left the way it is for obvious reasons. if its not broke dont fix it i would raise cancellation fee also.

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Donald Stempel PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 11:00:13 AM

I don't see any problems with the changes that are up for implementation regarding the reservation process. They seem very reasonable.

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Elaine Halleck PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed Rule Change Wednesday, August 05, 2015 11:04:09 AM

I would agree to all the changes. I am a frequent park user. Elaine Halleck Sent from my iPad From Ms. Elaineous

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Eileen Watt-Smith PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Wednesday, August 05, 2015 11:05:17 AM

I agree with these changes

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Propsed OPRD Changes - Camper Feedback Wednesday, August 05, 2015 11:06:11 AM

Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1.

Good idea! Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center.

EXCELLENT idea! Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days.

Doesn't affect is. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

Would this change apply to the Champoeg Group Camp which we used to use for our church group.

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK WITH THE OREGON STATE PARK SYSTEM.

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Becky Cherry PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changing reservation rules Wednesday, August 05, 2015 11:06:12 AM

I love the proposed changes!

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diane zhitlovsky PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Comment Wednesday, August 05, 2015 11:08:25 AM

Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. I agree with all of these rule changes.

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B Pierce PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Public comment Wednesday, August 05, 2015 11:11:01 AM

In regards to your email about the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015.... I would like to say I think all of the changes are very customer service friendly and whole-heartedly support them all.

  Thank you, Barbara Pierce

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fen07383 PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Wednesday, August 05, 2015 11:11:56 AM

I support the proposed changes in reservations

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Carlos Deloya PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD RE: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 11:22:08 AM

I second the changes proposed for changes below.   Juan Carlos   Date: Tue, 4 Aug 2015 19:53:32 -0700 From: [email protected] To: [email protected] Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment

725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Chris Goettl PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 11:22:25 AM

Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. I agree. A lot of my campouts are last minute and I would appreciate access to the available camp sites the day before.

Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. This only makes sense. Everything is online these days. However, You should still have access to a call center for those few who do not so online so well.

Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Yes I like this change.

Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.  Keep minimum number of sites for a group to 10. Keep the fees like other sites. Forget the occupant information of two months. Silly.

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Sherry Craft PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD parks Wednesday, August 05, 2015 11:23:16 AM

I would like to start by saying I love Oregon state parks. I meet friends for yurting so we don't have to hall so much stuff. WE enjoy our little trips immensely. However I hate paying a third party for my reservation I would much rather pay the state a little more a reserve through them. In addition the second car fee in a bother as we meet in the middle between our homes. We are both Federal Government employees very clean and quite . The camp hosts in one of our site was not only loud but neglectful in the cleaning of the yurts and bathrooms.   

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Gene Beaton PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Wednesday, August 05, 2015 11:27:06 AM

Hi i canceled a reservation 48 hours prior to arrival to stay in a different orgon state park site. i was unaware that i needed 3 days notice and i thought i would just lose the $8 reservation fee. i was very unhappy when i was charged to full fee and when i booked it said nothing about the cancelation policy. the lady i spoke to was rude swell. gene beaton victoria canada 2508898134

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Evelyn Doherty PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changing the rules Wednesday, August 05, 2015 11:32:20 AM

What you've described in your 8-5-15 e-mail sound like positive changes to me.  Evelyn Doherty 

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 11:32:26 AM

Dear Oregon Parks,         Dear Sir:                I think that you should also change the on-line reservations system to include the registration of Motor Homes, as one of the vehicles and also the towed vehicle.         This would help to remove the error that I had to solve when staying at South Beach last week, (July 28-31) and the printout of my reservation which had no place for the Motor Home that I arrived in and the towed vehicle which I did list on the reservation form.         Thank you for an otherwise wonderful stay at the South Beach camp ground facility. Gene Chantry   On Wed, 5 Aug 2015 11:06:00 -0700 (PDT) [email protected] writes: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to email or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

 

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Humphrey, Deidre E PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD RE: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 11:38:09 AM

Thank you for soliciting my opinion. I welcome the proposed changes and also recommend reducing the reservation window to between 1-30 days in advance.   Deidre Humphrey t: 503-574-5649 I f: 503-574-5772

 

From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Tuesday, August 04, 2015 10:48 PM To: Humphrey, Deidre E Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes

Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected] By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301 Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM

89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702 * Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Gilda Montenegro-Fix PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD RE: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 11:40:46 AM

Our family feels that these proposed changes are all wonderful and we are in support of them. Thank you for taking us into account. Gilda Montenegro-Fix

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Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2015 11:33:20 -0700 From: [email protected] To: [email protected] Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department

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Ed Buschini PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Cancellation fees Wednesday, August 05, 2015 11:41:39 AM

I disagree with dropping fee.....it's very hard to get a camp site anyway, so don't make it even easier to tye up camp sites. Make reservations a bit harder for long term reservations. Sent from my iPad

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Adriana Baurer PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD proposed rule changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 11:50:38 AM

Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1.  Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

The first 3 seem like they would help us access campsites better at the family level. Often we try to plan way in advance but things happen which increases our risks. For example this weekend we would like to camp and know for sure we have a site (first come first serve can't be guaranteed) but we cannot book this close to the  weekend. I was looking daily on-line to see if any sites came open.  which would be more likely if people could cancel on line. Some times the only time to do business is after hours (i.e. midnight after kids and chores are done work is over. I think "oh yeah I need to cancel/make that reservation") so online would make the system most flexible.  We love the yurts but again foretelling the future is tough. If someone could cancel a few days before and I am just getting around to looking a few days before then both families win. To help keep your yurts and cabins full though you would need to advertise that you can now get cabins and yurts close to time of arrival because most of us don't even bother trying because they fill up 6-8 months in advance. It is frustrating for a camper to see the yurts/cabins etc. go empty because last minute changes prevent cancellation  and re-booking. Sick happens, playoff games happen, job duties crop up. There are lots of reasons last minute changes happen. To encourage early cancellation when the camper knows ahead of time is to offer a full refund a month out but only a portion refund when closer to check-in date. The group one has a lot in it. I also book for our church campout and for  extended family camping trips so I have  do this about once a year. The 10 sites rule works better . It is easier than everyone trying to call in individually and co-ordinate the loops etc. but if it were 20 sites we wold no longer use that option because it is too many spaces. If a group wants 20 they can reserve two blocks of 10 right or get a group camp which are designed and priced for 20-50 sites.  The management piece of needing each individual site occupant is the toughest requirement when booking for groups. Individuals don't know which rig their driving, sometimes we are still trying to fill the slots etc. so the closer to arrival the info is demanded the easier for the organizer. 

I honestly don't remember the details of the fees for groups. I do have a recollection that they are different from solo sites and more confusing so if this change makes things more uniform then great. Thanks  Adriana Baurer P.S. I would love to hear statistics about how the first come first serve sites are used. We had a bad experience 10+ years ago (going to six campgrounds with no sites open on  a weekend) so we don't even try anymore to use first come first serve unless it is the middle of the week but if enough of us think this way maybe they are going unused now. An article on the websites about things like this would be helpful.  A future dream could be that even your first come first serve open sites could be advertised like in the airport parking "this garage has 10 open spots" that is updated each Friday morning. I know man power and funding. But I can dream right? :) Thanks again AB

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Fred Owyen PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed amendments Wednesday, August 05, 2015 11:54:53 AM

I agree with all of the proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015.

Thank you – Fred Owyen

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David Stacy PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Maria Stacy Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 12:01:28 PM

Dear Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department Administration: Per your solicited advertisement for comments to proposed changes to the Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015, I would like to provide the following feedback in support of the changes, on behalf of my wife and myself, who are occasional users of the Oregon State Parks and Heritage Areas (perhaps 2-4 weeks per year of camping): General feedback on changes:  We are pleased to see and support the proactive and consumer-focused changes proposed, which appear to offer greater flexibility for Oregon Parks visits.  This set of changes, which implicitly would fold into the convenient ReserveAmerica system, should be a win for both the visitors and the parks administration staff, relying more on modern computer and networking technologies to pliably accommodate changes in planned park stays, either from demands of modern lives, weather, or simply desires based upon the process of discovery, the latter of which is a fundamental recreational tenet of what the parks system is meant to encourage for the benefit of state residents and tourists.  We see no real drawbacks for the state, which we expect would see reduced administrative effort and support costs associated with shorterterm reservations or cancellations; if folks need to cancel today, for example, they must speak by phone with a representative, which is more costly and inconvenient for both the park staff or ranger and the camper.  For the proposed amendments, everyone benefits from reliance on the computer system for managing these short-notice reservation changes.   Plus, indirect effects will be to ease the burdens and risks for travelers, making for a much more friendly and pleasant experience, minimizing undue frustrations due to life entropy. Reservation fee reimbursement:  The phrasing of the last bullet of changes below appeared to speak to several items at once, so it was not perfectly clear whether this part of the proposed changes were due only to groups, or indeed applied to individuals as well (concerning the cancellation of the $8 reservation fee).  We would encourage the policy to apply to individuals as well as groups here, trading off an apparent disincentive to those who change arbitrarily or make, say, “placeholder” reservations by some that serves to unnecessarily block sites at the trade-off of those with genuine needs to cancel (with 24 hour notice).  This would generally seem to be consistent with hotel procedures, who generally do not charge if reservations are cancelled a day in advance (some set 6pm by dayof, but this may be too much to ask here).  If spurious / frivolous reservations are a problem, then perhaps a modified policy of limiting the refunded cancellations (1 or 2 per year maximum, for instance) before reverting to today’s non-refundable policy would dissuade

the hopefully narrow set of cavalier, repetitive offenders (assuming they are relatively few). Earlier registration window:  Nothing was mentioned here, but we would like to suggest that online pre-registration be enabled earlier than 10 days in advance, which we believe is today’s policy.  This allows travelers to self-select on nailing down travel plans earlier at their convenience, when they know their plans are unlikely to change.  In many cases, some travelers may be on the road within this window, as we sometimes are, and therefore separated from the WiFi or data network that would enable this.  Savings upon park administration is to minimize lines at the park entrance induced by campers who are not pre-registered, and therefore have to fill out paperwork on the day of arrival. Oregon resident discount:  Since we are being given the opportunity to provide feedback around proposed Oregon State Parks reservation system changes, we would like to add one other enhancement for the state to consider, which is encountered in other states, concerning providing a discount for in-state campers:  Today, fees are the same for all who stay, regardless of state of residency.  While this may encourage some out-of-state tourism, we think it unlikely that folks will fundamentally alter long-distance travel plans or see as inequitable a discount for its in-state Oregon campers – after all, we do pay very high income taxes in this state compared to others to enjoy nice amenities such as our wonderful state park system, and it would be a popular move to provide a reduced rate for Oregon residents (balanced out to remain revenue neutral overall; that is, offset expected discounts for in-state campers with higher rates for out of state tourists).  Again, this is done in other states today, such as Utah. Senior discount:  In considering rates, providing discounts for senior citizens, who largely have reduced or no working incomes, would be appreciated as well, by the same rationale that is used in today’s federal parks system (National Parks and Forests senior passes).  All citizens will get to experience this benefit in their golden years (provided they live to the threshold age, of course, which presumably would be well within life expectancies – say, 62 would align with Federal). In summing up, we hope to see these proposed changes implemented, and further that a couple of other fee breaks considered, keeping parks’ income overall revenue neutral.  We are proud of our Oregon State Parks, and hope to see continued investment as providing places where both its citizens and tourists may experience the restorative benefits of experiencing natural places in our state, important to the soul and providing a balanced perspective that surely reaps many dividends in quality of life, civility, and indeed, overall happiness (recently emerging as a legitimate cross-disciplinary area of study for its importance).  Advancing its fee structure policies to exploit the advantages of modern computer systems for enhanced flexibility for park visitors will no doubt have a net positive impact in state park usage and satisfaction, with no real downsides seen in these changes.  

Assuming these changes are at least revenue-neutral in the long run, continued investment in our parks may be taken on multiple other fronts, hopefully including priorities on sanitary infrastructure / full hookups, trail development / natural landscaping, increased security / ranger presence, and WiFi / cell deployment. Thank you for this opportunity to provide input into this process.  We enjoy our state parks immensely and look forward to seeing these changes take effect in the not-too-distant future. Sincerely, David and Maria Stacy From: Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 11:32 PM To: David Stacy Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes

Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420

Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702 * Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

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Roy Smith PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 12:01:45 PM

I agree/support all proposed changes listed. Sent from my iPhone

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Wednesday, August 05, 2015 12:03:23 PM

I support the changes to Oregon Admin. rule 736-015-0015. Glen & Cheryl Armstrong Sent from Windows Mail

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Randy Jensen PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Change in park Fees Wednesday, August 05, 2015 12:09:21 PM

I think it would be great to be able to cancel online for ourselves.  The $8.00 fee should go away sometimes making reservations at the popular parks 9 months in advance is great, but a lot can happen in those 9 months and getting charged a fee is wrong.

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Dick Griffin PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Reservation changes input Wednesday, August 05, 2015 12:13:36 PM

Points 1,2 & 3 are good choices to be made for the benefit of the public. While I have never been involved with any group camp effort, my church has.  What I see in requiring individual site occupant information is unrealistic and likely unmanageable.  Groups, by nature, are subject to change at a moment's notice, with some members dropping out of an event at the last minute, while others who had not committed (weather conditions being uncertain?) are able to attend the group get together with little notice.  How would changes in individual site occupants be handled?  Could last-minute attendees be accommodated, or would they be turned away because they were not on the occupant list?  Simply get the occupant information upon check-in, just assuring that the group site is not over-occupied.  

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015 Wednesday, August 05, 2015 12:17:02 PM

  Can you remove the cancelation fee for all reservations if done 1 week prior? I had to cancel a reservation on  2sites because I purchased a trailer back in march. I called to cancel my September reservation in march and was charge the fee. Sent from my LG Optimus G Pro™, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone  

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Gloria Mueller PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 12:17:31 PM image001.png image002.png

  Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. Requiring submission of individual names two months in advance is very difficult.  I make reservations for our church campout and even though I request up front who wants to  attend at the time I make the reservation, most of the time by the last 2 weeks that list may have changed several times.  I know you want the list, but it has always been effective for the wagon master (me) to have the final list at the campout and to have all the individuals attending check-in at the station when arriving.      

Ed and Gloria Mueller, Brokers

Ed Cell: 503.330.3790  or  Gloria Cell: 503.330.3789 Emails: [email protected] or [email protected] Website: EdMueller.com    

 

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Procedure changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 12:24:58 PM

I support all the changes you presented and appreciate the State Parks very much. Steve Wisely, Medford Oregon Sent from my iPhone

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Marcel Walther PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 12:27:42 PM

I agree with all of these proposed changes.  To your success,

On Aug 5, 2015, at 12:06, [email protected] wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: *

Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Bupinder Hayer PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Propsed Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 12:32:44 PM

These changes are good and I support them. Thanks

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Ashlie Goetze PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD proposed amendment changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 12:42:10 PM

I got an email in regards to changes being made on Or state park reservations. I could agree more with the proposed changes! I think those are fabulous ideas that will ultimately in the long run bring more tourists/visitors to our state parks! Lessen fees and new rules for online cancellations where a couple of my favored ideas.  - Ashlie Goetze

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Evan Krause PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 12:48:56 PM

I support all of these changes. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

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MandieThiel PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Comments on changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 12:49:20 PM

Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

In regards to the changes above I am fine with all but the group one. We got to Fort Stevens every year with a group on 60-80+ every year and most of those are kids around 30-40 usually and we have had a VERY VERY hard time getting reservations for everyone. We want to be in the same loop and all together. I had called at one time about group info and they told me we couldn't do that:( Now I find they do and we were excited to be able to do a group reservation so that we could finally have everyone together and to be able to keep a better eye on the children when they want to ride their bikes together and such. We are usually between 13-17 sites. It may be more next year but if you change it to the 20 then it is the same battle which is very frustrating for that many people! We always do our reservations the exact day 9 months in advance the moment we can but seems like with that many people trying to do it and then others trying that aren't with our group we end up all spread out. I would love to see the group reservations be more friendly. I would like to see it stay as the 10 or more sites. I also wish they had a preferred camper program that allowed you to reserve your same sites before the 9 months. It is a tradition for our family that has been going for over 12 years but each year it is getting more complicated and stressful to try and get sites for everyone that fits there vehicles and needs. If it isn't the same site we have had before we then have to guess last minute if someone has reserved and now try to find a different site for at least 13 different sites. Thanks for hearing my comments. Appreciate y'all taking in our input!!

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Gary Varner PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD New rules proposal Wednesday, August 05, 2015 12:52:05 PM

The first three rule changes that affect reservations would be very beneficial. The fourth regarding groups would not affect our use since we don't do groups. Sent from gdv's iPad

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Cordell Corder PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD propose rule changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 12:52:42 PM

The rule changes seem reasonable to me.   Cordell Corder

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Bonnie Hall PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Comment on rule chages Wednesday, August 05, 2015 12:56:35 PM

I agree with all the rule changes that are suggested.

Bonnie Hall Broker

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Gregory at. Anson, Sr., U.S.N., (Ret). PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. Wednesday, August 05, 2015 12:56:57 PM

I agree with your proposal. In addition to the proposal I would like the reservation cost of $8.00 for disabled veterans to be waived. Providing the disability is 80% or greater. Thank you Greg Anson Sr.

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Ryan Comandich PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. Wednesday, August 05, 2015 12:57:15 PM

All of those rule changes sound great to me!  They would make it easier to reserve a yurt on short notice, and cancel if needed. -Thanks Ryan Comandich

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Robert DuBois PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 1:00:45 PM

Proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015.

Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1.

YES!

Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center.  YES! Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days.  YES! Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.    YES, Remove Fee!

ADD - Veteran License Plate as Acceptable Reference for "Veteran Camping Fee Reduction and Free Day Use" if no card was carried at the time. ADD - Veteran License Plate as Acceptable Reference for Parking in "Game Area Special Parking Only Printout" "Comes with Free Hunting Fishing License" When no printout is displayed on dash board. Thank you very much Retired Disabled Veteran Robert DuBois

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Corinne McNamee PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD RE: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 1:07:29 PM

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Yes, please change the reservation window to 1 day so you know if it is worth the time to drive to the campground or not. · Yes, please allow customers to cancel online.  It will save everybody time. · Don’t know, never used this · Don’t know, never used this Thanks for the opportunity to provide feedback!      From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Tuesday, 4 August, 2015 8:43 PM To: [email protected] Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes

Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected] By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301 Attend a Public Hearing: *

Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702 * Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Mike Boljat PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Response to OAR 736-015-0015 Wednesday, August 05, 2015 1:09:42 PM

Appreciate the opportunity to weight in.  I agree with all the changes, but propose a modification to:   Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. I believe that the current cancellation window be in place for the normal cancel fee, but increase that fee for those who cancel at the three day mark.  I think many people online jump to reserve these and hold on to them without being 100% committed to using it.  Increasing the fees for such a short cancel window may change people’s habits and allow for those who really want to use these facilities enough of a visible window to see these and plan accordingly.   Thanks again for the chance to participate.   Regards,

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Harry Angus PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Park changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 1:12:45 PM

The changes are very customer oriented and sound great. Thanks Harry Angus

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Larry Hawkins PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Wednesday, August 05, 2015 1:15:15 PM

I think that all sounds good to me.

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Christopher Hundhausen PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 1:17:02 PM

I strongly endorse these proposed changes. :-)Chris On Tue, Aug 4, 2015 at 8:34 PM, wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420

Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

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Linda Axelsen PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD New rule comment Wednesday, August 05, 2015 1:18:21 PM

I agree with most of the changes except dropping the cancellation fee especially around holidays. Also I don't agree with making reservations for such large groups. I think 10 spots should be the limit. Linda Axelsen Sent from my iPhone

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Adam PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 1:18:23 PM

All sound great except the group site policy, UNLESS you're adding sites and not replacing single sites.  Sent from my iPhone Adam Moore On Aug 4, 2015, at 3:25 PM, [email protected] wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: *

Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Hal Kibby PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 1:20:51 PM

Totally oppose decreasing the window from 2 days to one day for a reservation.  Those of us that like to wing it won’t be assured of a spot for more than 1 day.  Would much rather make the reservation window increase from 2 days to 5 days. Also would like to have more non reservable sites maybe even make some campgrounds totally non reservable.  Thanks for letting us comment. Cheers Hal

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Darcy Bean PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD rule changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 1:26:05 PM

If these changes are doable without costing the state over $100K I think it is a very good idea! Darcy Bean Alfalfa, OR

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Greg DeSau PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Wednesday, August 05, 2015 1:27:47 PM

Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. All of the changes mentioned appear to be fair and reasonable. 

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Beverly Vogt PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed amendments to Oregon Admin. Rule 736-015-0015 Wednesday, August 05, 2015 1:34:17 PM

The only proposed change I do not agree with is changing the reservation window from 2 to 1 day (which most Oregon State Parks started doing already). 1.  Many people decide to go camping/RVing last-minute based on the weather. Who wants to camp in the rain? What had worked very well in the past for us and many others is being able to drive to a park, self-reserve a site for two nights, and be assured that we actually had that site for two nights, not one. 2.  Allowing people to reserve a site one day in advance of their arrival will force everyone to make a reservation through Reserve America if they want a site for more than one night. I see a fee generating proposal here. More fees on top of prices already raised for sites may result in fewer people using Oregon State Parks. Also, it's quite likely that the current $8 reservation fee will be increases in the nottoo-distant future. 3. Why not offer a compromise by changing the reservation window from two to one day in the high season summer months, but requiring a two-day window in the less busy months. 4.  Consider increasing the number of parks to non-reservable. 5.  Consider allotting a portion of sites non-reservable at the larger parks. Thank you, Beverly Vogt

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD RE: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 1:35:38 PM

Dear Oregon State Parks, All of the changes seem fair and reasonable except the provisions relating to the groups.  I feel that two months advance notice of every single site occupant is excessive, and I question the value of this information being provided.   Thank you for the opportunity to chime in!   Sincerely, Evan Meehan   From: [email protected] Sent: Wednesday, August 5, 2015 16:33 To: [email protected] Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes:

Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes:

By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected] By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702 * Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks.

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD    

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Bridget Buyserie PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 1:36:16 PM

1) to me it makes sense that you should be able to cancel reservations online especially if you can make the reservation online. 2) to not charge the $8 reservation fee would be nice, if you go to any other campground such as koa there is no charge for reservations. only thing that does make sense if the reservation is not cancelled 48hours prior to the scheduled camping day then people should get charged a fee or the full cost of the campsite. -------------------------------------------On Wed, 8/5/15, [email protected] wrote:  Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes  To: [email protected]  Date: Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 1:17 PM

 Dear Oregon State Parks Customer,

 The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public  comment on proposed amendments to  Oregon  Administrative Rule 736-015-0015.

 The department is considering the following changes:  Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1.  Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without  having to e-mail or call the call center.  Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and  cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days.  Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing  the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee  waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of  individual site occupant information to the department two  months before the group’s arrival date.

 There are three opportunities to make public comment on the  proposed rule changes:  By email:  Please email written comments to:  [email protected]

 By Mail:  Please send written comments to:  Oregon Parks & Recreation Department  Attn: Public Comment  725 Summer St NE, Suite C  Salem, OR 97301

 Attend a Public Hearing: *  Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall  Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM  89814 Cape Arago Hwy  Coos Bay, OR 97420

 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom  Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM  11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd  Portland, OR 97219

 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room  Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM  1000 Valley River Way  Eugene, OR 97401

 Pine Ridge Inn  Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM  1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr

 Bend, OR 97702

 * Those wishing to make public comment must register with  the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the  start time noted for each hearing.

 To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please  see: Rules Posting. The public comment period  ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued  support of Oregon State Parks.

     Claudia Ciobanu  Rules Coordinator  Oregon Parks & Recreation Department  Desk: 503-872-5298  Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687  oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Teresa Hager PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD reservation changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 1:43:50 PM

 I support all three changes listed

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Wednesday, August 05, 2015 1:46:00 PM

All the changes sound good, thanks for asking our opinion! Sent from AOL Mobile Mail

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hillary h PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 1:47:08 PM

THESE ARE ALL GREAT! Please do them! On Wed, Aug 5, 2015 at 12:55 PM, wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM

11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Dale Jelsema PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Rule changes. Wednesday, August 05, 2015 1:51:32 PM

Oregon State Parks,     These reservation rule changes are okay with me.  Oregon has such GREAT State Parks!  Every 2 years to so, we travel from Central Calif by RV,  to various parts of  Oregon. Usually spending about 2 weeks in Oregon.  We usually make on-line reservations in your State Parks.  Have never had a problem.      Keep up the Outstanding Service that your reservation systems provide.        Sincerely,      Dale Jelsema        Gilroy, Calif

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Eve Riley PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD OR public parks recommendations Wednesday, August 05, 2015 1:51:37 PM

I agree with the recommended changes to the purposed cancel/reservation policy. -Eve Riley Sent from my iPhone

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nate hunt PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 1:52:23 PM

I agree with all the changes, they appear to make the reservation process easier and more user friendly! Thanks, Nate Hunt Sent from my iPhone

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Dustin Wienecke PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Public Comment Feedback Wednesday, August 05, 2015 1:52:39 PM

I SUPPORT the following: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. I DON’T SUPPORT the following based on difficulty of reservation associated with yurts, cabins, horse, and group camps.  I believe the cancellation fees and expanded cancellation window are still appropriate. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.     Dustin Wienecke President

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Justin Weber PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Wednesday, August 05, 2015 1:57:55 PM

I have been camping here for years and it looks like the new proposals would definitely benefit clientele by reducing stress and would invite opportunities for others to get in sites last minute a bit easier. Thanks and have a good one!

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Anna Cassity PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Wednesday, August 05, 2015 2:14:19 PM

The changes being considered are a good idea and are more visitor friendly. 

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Brian Potter PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Oregon parks Wednesday, August 05, 2015 2:14:32 PM

I think the number one priority should be making the quiet time in the state parks 11pm. 10 pm is ridiculous when people are on vacation. I can see making people turn off there radios at 10 but they should not feel like they need to go to bed at 10 pm. I have plenty of friends who have just given up on going to the state parks because of the harassment that starts at 10 pm. I would also like to say that I am 51 years old not a 20 year old complaining because I can't stay up and party all night. I understand that they want to keep things peaceful but I don't even go to bed at 10 pm on a work night. Why should people be forced into their rvs and tents at 10 pm when they are on vacation. I believe 11pm would make a lot more taxpayers happy than angry about the quiet time. Thanks Brian Sent from my iPhone

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Neil Frick PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Neil Frick OPRD Amendments Wednesday, August 05, 2015 2:19:10 PM

In favor of first two items, the other two don’t apply to our future use. Nil Frick

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ian PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Wednesday, August 05, 2015 2:22:30 PM

Howdy.   I would disagree with number 3, maybe shorten it to one weeks cancellation notice.

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Bev and Phil Bennett PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD comments Wednesday, August 05, 2015 2:24:32 PM

i have no objections t the suggested changes. p.l. bennett

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Julie Williams PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 2:29:12 PM

This all sounds great and to the benefit of the public, especially low income users of natural areas.  The only thing that sounds unrealistic is the last condition: " requiring

submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date." I went camping last weekend and had 3 friends cancel on me the day before and another join. I had made the reservations a couple months ago, but would not have been able to provide an accurate headcount or identity for the camping party at that time. Thank you, Julie

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On Wed, Aug 5, 2015 at 1:53 PM, wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department

Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changes on charges Wednesday, August 05, 2015 2:31:08 PM

I think it would be great to get rid of some of the fees, I had chosen and incorrect site (to small) and calling the center the same day to change the reservation cost me an additional $8 dollars and all i did was switch sites, I wasn't cancelling just switching sites, some of these fees are ridiculous. I think the changes should go through.   thank you kindly, Jennifer Hernandez 503-951-9430 

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Daniel Lemke PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Fwd: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 2:32:27 PM

Dear whomever receives this email, From what I read in your summary below, the changes all seem positive and I support them. Thanks! Daniel Lemke ---------- Forwarded message --------From: Date: Tue, Aug 4, 2015 at 9:53 PM Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes To:

Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C

Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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JESSIE SCHUT PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD rule changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 2:36:50 PM

We love your state parks, and we are happy with your rule changes, especially the one about being able to reserve a day ahead of time. When we are on the road, we do not always know how our itinerary will go, and this gives us more flexibility and reassurance that there will be a place waiting for us when we arrive. Sincerely, Jessie Schut

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Matt Carleson PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Public comment on upcoming possible changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 2:38:04 PM

All of those changes look good! Matt

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Betty Bubrig PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD re:Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. Wednesday, August 05, 2015 2:38:58 PM

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: (#1) Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, ( Response to Opinion #1) My family disagree's with this proposal;  Many families have family reunions and use the "Group Club" at the Oregon State Parks. There are not many families that can rent (20) sites for such reunions. Additionally, where there are YURTS/CABINS, those are also often rented for older/disabled family members. Those facilities are NOT counted in the "Group Club". This will limit the Parks to enable only "organizations & large clubs" using those facilities, and not "families", etc, using our Oregon Parks. We personally feel that will greatly limit our family function/outings. I personally  had a family 3 day "Club Camp" in 2015, and our contribution to Oregon State Parks was about $2200. It was our largest family get-together in 15 years, but we would not be able to commit to 20 sites for another reunion at Oregon St Parks, sadly. Do you want families to stop using our Oregon State Parks? (2) Submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date (Response to Opinion #2) NOT all persons attending a "Group/Club Camp are coming from the same area. I agree that one person should organize/supervise the "camp" but knowing all of the license/# persons/auto is virtually impossible to get just days from arrival, less to get it for months ahead of time. I think that this is pretty unreasonable. Thanks for considering our "input" Oregon Parks Member Betty Bubrig 152113 Silver Spur RD La Pine, OR 541-508-9944 [email protected]

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Eve PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 2:39:19 PM

I think those are good changes.  I am in favor of them. Eve Wallin

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Judy Austin PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Opinion Wednesday, August 05, 2015 2:39:44 PM

I like the proposed changes.

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P PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD COMMENT: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 2:41:04 PM

I think the $8 cancellation fee should be waived if even an INDIVIDUAL cancels for even regular yurts from one month to 3 days as it is proposed for cabins, deluxe yurts, and horse camps.  Yurts are in such high demand that one should not have to pay a cancellation fee when someone else is going to rent the yurt anyway.  It takes the same amount of effort to cancel a regular yurt than a deluxe yurt, cabin, or horse camp so the waiver of the cancellation fee should apply to all.   Paula Hernandez long-time OPRD user of yurts, teepees.   Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2015 13:12:31 -0700 From: OPRD.Pu[email protected] To: [email protected] Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to:

[email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator

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Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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LaFever, Kat PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Comment on Parks Reservation Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 2:41:15 PM

Hello,   As a parks user who is NOT good with online reservations 6-12 months ahead of time, and since you’re taking comments, I’d like to take this opportunity to ask, beg, plead for MORE camp spaces at MORE campgrounds to be FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED, and to have a significant opportunity to use the campground system without having to have an online account, and plan things so far ahead.    There are many, many, MANY users who HATE using the online reservation system.  I am one (clearly).  I often ‘hit the road’ and don’t know where I’ll be when it’s time to park and camp/sleep.  I know that because of the reservation system, many sites will be reserved and yet unoccupied, making it frustrating.   Thanks for taking comments! I love the parks system J   Kat LaFever      

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Carol Galloway PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 2:41:45 PM

I think the c h ages would be good  Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

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Tracy John PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 2:43:29 PM

I like all the proposed changes! Tracy John FlipSide - Tumbling, Art, Circles Adventures and Beyond... www.FlipSideAshland.com

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Cathy Burton PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD RE: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 2:52:45 PM

I think these all make sense to change.   Cathy Burton Oregon State Visitor   From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]v] Sent: Tuesday, August 4, 2015 7:44 PM To: Cathy Burton Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes

Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected] By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301 Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy

Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702 * Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Heather Feather PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD RE: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 2:55:07 PM

The two month advance requirement to use a group camp needs to be dropped...ridiculous....I have been a church group leader and with funding and kid sign up you cant do this easily when means less non-outdoorsy kids outdoors...NOT GOOD. Also would like to add that when a group camp is not reserved, if should be permitted for walk up small group or dispersed camping use.

Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2015 12:38:06 -0700 From: [email protected] To: [email protected] Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Holly Porter PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 3:02:43 PM

I think the proposed changes sound great! Holly Sent from my iPhone

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Jeff Stephens PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 3:06:39 PM

Thank you for asking my opinion.  I have included my response after the proposed change below? Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. This seems like a good change. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. This is a great change and much needed given today's technology and how people make reservations and manage their time. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days.I am supportive of a change but not to the degree proposed. I believe that changing the cancellation window to 2 weeks is reasonable and still allow others to adequately plan and make a reservation. With only three days this does not give the potential user enough time. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. I agree with removing the $8 fee waiver, we need to support our parks. However, submitting individual group information 2 months in advance would be problematic. I have done many group events and most of the time a firm commitment of who is coming etc is not available that far in advance. If this information is required I would suggest giving it to the Park Ranger upon arrival. On Wed, Aug 5, 2015 at 2:49 PM, wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to:

[email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Frank Littell PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed rule changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 3:07:35 PM

I’m in favor of all of the proposals. -Frank Frank Littell, M.D.

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cheran PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 3:11:42 PM

Claudia, These are all great amendments. " Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date." Thank you for everything you do! On Tue, Aug 4, 2015 at 7:50 PM, wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to:

Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Jessica Jones PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 3:12:17 PM

The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Sounds like a fantastic change! Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Sounds very reasonable.  I would definitely be in support of this change. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Sounds very reasonable.  I would definitely be in support of this change. On Wed, Aug 5, 2015 at 3:07 PM, wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department

Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Jenn Hogan PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 3:12:22 PM

I am in favor! Thanks Jenn Hogan Sent from my iPhone

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Jen Schodowski PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Comments regarding proposed changes to Oregon Park reservations Wednesday, August 05, 2015 3:15:02 PM

Hello I'd like to comment on the following proposed changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. I am in support of these changes for the following reasons: They provide the camper more flexibility They remove the penalty for cancellation - which can result in some people keeping a reservation when they don't really need it and aren't going to use it, which in turn results in un-used campsites. In addition to these changes, it would be good to accompany these changes with web site functionality that notified registered users when sites become available. This would help drive efficient utilization of camp sites during peak times. Thanks, Jen Schodowski

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Trish Murdoch PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD changes to reservations/cancellation procedures Wednesday, August 05, 2015 3:15:35 PM

From what I gathered reading the list of  procedures to be changed, they all seemed to make it much easier on the individual, we seem to be in a hurry up society now and making last minute arrangements is becoming the norm, also this would allow for emergencies which come up in life - helping the individual not to be penalized for canceling too late. All in all seems like you are listening to the public - Thank  you very much! ~ Trish ~

Today will be a reflection of your mindset !!

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Jennifer Cannell PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD RE: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 3:18:10 PM

Please provide a clearer explanation.  For example, I am sure that it is obvious to you what is meant by ¨Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1¨  but an outsider might not know.  For example, do you mean the change would allow people to make reservations up to 1 day before the first night of of their reservation? In general, I feel that:  people should be able to make reservations up to the day before.  (I would say even the day of, but then you might run into situations where a walk-up is just about to finalize registration but the site is suddenly booked.) people should be able to cancel reservations online (or email or call) I feel strongly that the cancellation for deluxe yurts and cabins should remain at one month.  The cost of the yurts and cabins are so low relative to other vacation options, that if you allow people to cancel just a few days before, without penalty, I fear that you will have a lot of people booking sites and holding onto them on the off chance that they might want to use them, only to cancel a few days before.  This would be too late to allow others to make travel plans. I don't understand the procedures referred to for groups.

Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2015 14:57:43 -0700 From: [email protected] To: [email protected] Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from

10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr

Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Philip DeLongchamps PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Agree with the proposed changes. Thank you. Philip and Carla DeLongchamps Wednesday, August 05, 2015 3:21:59 PM

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Mary PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Wednesday, August 05, 2015 3:24:51 PM

proposed changes make sense.  I agree  Howard Palmer Salem, OR

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Deb Wayno PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 3:28:33 PM

The changes sound much needed.  

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jdlcustom Lyle PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed amendments to reservation policy Wednesday, August 05, 2015 3:29:13 PM

I feel as though most of the changes are ok, but the cancellation fees should remain and be stiffened. A no show should result in full payment of scheduled reservation. It is frustrating to see state parks fully booked all year when a large percentage of those reservations are cancelled our the people simply don't show and face little consequence, when others would like to utilize those sites.  Thank you,  Joseph Lyle 360-909-2895 Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

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Mitzi Sandman PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Amending state parks reservation process Wednesday, August 05, 2015 3:30:48 PM

Hi,   I’m  happy to hear of the proposed changes to the reservation process. There is one change that I don’t agree with entirely however, and that is reducing the deadline for cancellations on yurts, cabins and horse camps to only three days. While I agree that one month is too long, three days is definitely too short. Those yurts and cabins are at a premium and get snapped up almost the moment they become available. To make the cancellation penalty so minor that they could be cancelled up to three days prior would make it even harder to procure a reservation. I strongly suggest one week as a reasonable amount, which would also greatly increase the likelihood of the cancelled ones getting reserved by someone else. I can’t imagine any reasonable person having an issue with a one week cancellation policy.   While this isn’t being proposed (as far as I know) I would also like to see the reservation window decrease from 9 months to 6 or 7 months for yurts and cabins. Once again, with the very high demand and low supply of these, there is no reason to have such an advance window, especially when now combined with a decreased cancellation deadline.   Thank you.   Mitzi Sandman Community member, voter and user of Oregon state park.  

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Jianna Lieberman PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 3:31:35 PM

This changes sound great! You've got my stamp of approval :)  On Wed, Aug 5, 2015 at 3:16 PM, wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM

11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Abby Ranger PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 3:32:49 PM

Hello, I am in favor of the proposed changes to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015.

The changes seem to make it more convenient to cancel reservations, which will potentially result in fewer "no-shows," and hopefully make more lodgings available to people who are not booking months in advance. Sincerely, Abby Ranger Portland, OR

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Beck Cunanan PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD RE: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 3:34:06 PM

Hi, Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1.  I'm not really sure what benefit we'd get out this change, but for personal experience, I feel that we should stick with the 2days for changing reservation window. This gives 'chance' campers enough time to be able to find a campsite before their planned camping date. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Now this is a VERY GOOD change.  I've had to cancel reservations twice and calling the call center is not really a convenient way to do it. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. Another good change!

Thanks, Beck Cunanan

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NAOMI BELL PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD RE: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 3:41:38 PM

I support all these changes.   Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2015 15:40:08 -0700 From: [email protected] To: [email protected] Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Oregon Veterans. Wednesday, August 05, 2015 3:44:49 PM

After having served our country in  both Viet Nam and in Desert Storm, I would like to suggest that some consideration be given to the veterans who served.  As many of us use the State of Oregon parks it would be a great gesture for a reduced rate be allowed for the Vets.  Is it possible for OPRD to do this as an act of appreciation for those of us who served and use the facilities . Thank you for your consideration, Clyde L Kelley,  Senior Chief Corpsman (ret), U S Navy

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merritt mcdole PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD RE: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 3:54:03 PM

sounds great....good ideas   Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2015 15:35:17 -0700 From: [email protected] To: [email protected] Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Wednesday, August 05, 2015 3:55:59 PM

I believe all the proposed changes would be good changes.

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Jessica Monday PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changes to campsite reservations Wednesday, August 05, 2015 3:57:16 PM

I think the all the changes would be excellent.  Jessica Monday 

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David PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed rule changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 3:57:29 PM

Reduction in cancellation/change fees for individual campsites should be instituted as well.  They're way too high.  After all, life necessitates change and it need not be punished so heavily.  All other proposed changes are appropriate. Thank you. J. D. Lyon Sent from my iPad

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Joseph Goitia PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Wednesday, August 05, 2015 4:01:06 PM

Hello, I think everything should remain how it is, except change it so people can cancel online.

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Monica Daeumler PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 4:09:45 PM

Hello,

I agree with ALL of these changes. Especially the reservation window from 2 days to 1 and removing the $8 fee for making the reservation. That is a very steep price when the camp site itself is around $20. Thank you for seeking our opinion. Sincerely,

Monica Daeumler (561) 541-8443

From: "[email protected]" Date: Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 1:36 PM To: Monica Daeumler Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Dear Oregon State Parks Customer,

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015.

The department is considering the following changes:

Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301 Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM

89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401

Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks.

OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department   Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 4525687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Jodi Strausbaugh PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 4:09:51 PM

These all seem like changes that are beneficial to the public park users. They sound like good things. Thank you, -Jodi Strausbaugh Office Manager Bush Doctor Yard Care 541-868-4403

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david mitchell PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 4:18:05 PM

I like the proposed changes that your considering.

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Donna Heath PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD new rules for Oregon state parks Wednesday, August 05, 2015 4:18:21 PM

We applaud these changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

and hope they will pass.  Our state parks are wonderful and should be made as easy to access as possible. Thank you for considering these changes. Donna Heath Lew Heath Marcola, Oregon

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Jeff&Tracy Stoutenburg PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Wednesday, August 05, 2015 4:18:55 PM

I think the changes are reasonable and a good idea. Tracy Stoutenburg

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Alexis Landers, PP&C PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD REG: 736-015-0015 Wednesday, August 05, 2015 4:20:42 PM

Greetings OPRD, My name is Alexis Landers and I am e-mailing regarding the purposed amendments. For what it is worth, I thought it may be helpful if I disclosed to you some information about my demographic and camping habits. I am a 22 year old female and an Oregon native. From spring to early autumn I camp at least once a month; an average of 2 nights per visit. I usually prefer to make reservations rather than gambling on whether or not a first come, first served site is available. Generally I travel with a group that requires at least two sites. Therefore, reservations are all the more important to guaranteeing that camping plans will be successful. That being said, I would first like to address the proposition to reduce the reservation window from two days to one. It is my opinion that this would be an overall improvement to the system and could potentially attract more campers who want to be confident that they will have a site to show up to. This is especially true since it is common for campers to travel an hour or more to a destination. I know that this would have been advantageous for me on more than one occasion in the past. I also know that the reservation limit has been the deciding factor to NOT go camping in the past, as we could not be sure we would have a site to stay at. More reservations means more funds raised and useful measures like this could encourage more last-minute customers. It is also my opinion that allowing customers to cancel reservations online rather than having to e-mail the call center, although they take a similar level of effort, would encourage more people to report cancellations, especially for those who are going on shorter trips who may not otherwise do so as they then forfeit a majority of the funds paid and therefore are less motivated to report changes. This would improve site availability listings on websites and also result in physical sites having the correct reservation labels on them, thus benefiting all campers and ultimately the park system, which would then collect camping fees where it may not otherwise... sometimes even doubling up by collecting the forfeited first night funds from cancels as well as funds paid by different campers on the same site for the same night! I for one do not often go back to check if someone has made a cancellation at a campground I was hoping to stay at; instead, I usually settle for something else (AKA my second or third choice). This is because I am not very confident that all cancellations will actually be reported or updates be made to the sites in a timely enough manner to make a difference when planning trips on a near-future basis. I would therefore rather secure my second or third choice than hold off and see if a cancel occurs, only to have someone else reserve my back-up in the interim. If I was more confident that cancellations were being reported properly, I would be more confident showing up to sites without reservations prior to check in time and I would also be more comfortable waiting to see if cancellations are made at a site I would like to go to. I have not yet camped with such a large group, but should I in the future,

I do believe the amendment changing the limit of sites from 10 to 20 would be very useful, especially considering the average tent/vehicle and occupant limit at most sites. I do not feel this is in any way unfair to other campers as it is obvious that such a large camping event is a special occasion. Oregon State Parks customers should be entitled to this option for special group events should they make the proper arrangements and pay fees accordingly. As far as the $8 waiver fee and $8 cancellation fee... I am sure no one would be sad to see them go! I don't know if this is per site or per group. If that $8 fee is applicable to EVERY site rather than the entire group then I would certainly say that it should be removed right away. To make my point: if someone is making the expenditure to reserve 10 or more sites then $80 plus dollars in addition is too much. If, however, it is on a per-group basis, then I believe that the OPRD is entitled to continue those fees. Or, if it is a per-site basis, it would be more than acceptable to change it to a per-group basis. Again, I do not know how those fees work. Additionally, I believe that asking for the submission of the exact details of individual site occupants is acceptable if that is only required for one person per individual site, although I am sure there will often be last minute changes in site arrangements. If, rather, you will require information on the number of occupants, the number of tents and the number of vehicles and pets for each site, then I would disagree with that change. I know it would discourage me as I would see it as being a hassle and furthermore I doubt if the information submitted will often match up with what actually happens. I know I often have changes in my group size, tent, vehicle and pet situation and the larger the group, the more changes seem to happen.

Although there are some details I am unsure of, I hope that these comments are useful to the OPRD. Camping is one of my favorite things to do and I don't believe it gets much better than it is in Oregon. If I can answer any further questions please feel free to contact me at this address.

Thank you for considering my opinions.

Sincerely, Alexis Rae Landers Personal Lines Insurance World, Inc. 541.687.9000 Hours of Operation: M - F; 9 - 4:30 PM; PST

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Jacob Davis PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD response to survey Wednesday, August 05, 2015 4:24:49 PM

I fully agree with, and would support all the proposed changes. -Jacob Davis 801-400-5643

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Jody Ross PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD OAR 736-105-0015 Wednesday, August 05, 2015 4:26:16 PM

I agree that the rule changes have great benefit and support the changes. Servant of His Servants Erric Ross

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Johnnyguitar34 ratiugynnhoj PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD On proposed changes to Admin. Rule 736-015-0015 Wednesday, August 05, 2015 4:27:12 PM

Those all sound good to me except the on pertaining to groups, Leave it at 10 if it is a coastal Park.  It is so hard to get sites at the coast as it is. But the biggest factor of all that you never get into is:  Residential preference.  WE the residents of the state of Oregon should have some preferential consideration when it comes to reservations???.  We pay the taxes and yet we have such a hard time getting any reservations because people from all over the country are gobbling up everything. Have you done a study of this? Is it a matter that the percentages do not bare that out??  This is mostly regarding coastal reservations????????? Oh yeah, one more why don't veterans get a brake on the Yurts? Some of us can not tent camp and we certainly can not afford the grotesque trailers that come in there. You will like this.  So my wife and I come into tent camp and the site I get is a 44 ft. run way.  We are backing in and the kids next door come running up to the car, "Hi are you going to be our neighbors", and, "You forgot your trailer", and , "what are you going to sleep in" and, " How will you cook your food".   We are raising a sorry bunch of people,  Good luck, they are going to need it. For your consideration John -jg34

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Alexis Landers, PP&C PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD ADDITION: REG: 736-015-0015 Wednesday, August 05, 2015 4:31:26 PM

Regarding decreasing the cancellation window on deluxe cabins, deluxe yurts and horse camps: After some consideration, I have come to the conclusion that reducing the cancellation window from one month to three days is an acceptable change. At first, I thought 2 weeks would be a better reduction, given that 3 days may not be enough time for another camper to find an opening and decide to plan a trip and therefore the cabin/site/yurt may go unoccupied and unpaid. It seemed more fair that someone who had reserved it and therefore kept other campers from being able to make plans for that particular site should still have to pay the fees as the OPRD otherwise may lose funds. Contemplating this further, I concluded that in most instances it is likely there were extraordinary circumstances that prevented campers from following through on their reservations and that they therefore should be eligible to cancel as little as three days prior and have at least some funds refunded to them. Alexis Rae Landers Personal Lines Insurance World, Inc. 541.687.9000 Hours of Operation: M - F; 9 - 4:30 PM; PST

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Amendments to OR Adminisrative Rule 736-015-0015 Wednesday, August 05, 2015 4:35:55 PM

Only the first 2 points(reservation window & cancellation online) apply to us, but we agree these changes would be beneficial. John & Gail Palmer

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Kim Boyd PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD policy change comments Wednesday, August 05, 2015 4:36:48 PM

We think all the changes are great. Thanks for seeking input. Kim Boyd

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Joan Hosmer PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD 736-015-0015 Wednesday, August 05, 2015 4:41:27 PM

We agree with all proposed changes

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Austin Folnagy PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Public comment Wednesday, August 05, 2015 4:49:56 PM

I want to know does changing the reservation time table from 2 days to 1 saves the state money? If not why change it? I am curious?  Altogether the changes are fine for me as an Oregonian and frequent use of the Parks. **Sent from my iPhone, please excuse any typos.** -- 

Austin Folnagy

Cell: 2089640712 [email protected] Here's my LinkedIn profile: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/austin-folnagy/9/90/57b

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Jeremy Bench PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD RE: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 4:50:11 PM

All of these proposed changes are logical and make reservations more attractive.  Personally I have chose to loose the funds when the weather is rather poor vs. show up and hope for the best because there was no recourse 24 to 48 hours in cancelling.   Cheers, Jeremy Bench

Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2015 15:03:37 -0700 From: [email protected] To: [email protected] Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks.

  

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department

OPRD Shield Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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jnskyo PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Change occupants 8 to 10 people. Wednesday, August 05, 2015 4:50:28 PM

We wish that  occupants per site increase 8 to 10. Thanks JS

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changes to Administrative rule Wednesday, August 05, 2015 4:51:27 PM

The suggested changes sound good to me.  They are public friendly.  Doris Timm

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Akita Girl PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD RE: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 4:53:44 PM

Good changes, Love OR Christine Alderson Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Tab®4 -------- Original message -------From: [email protected].gov Date: 08/05/2015 4:32 PM (GMT-08:00) To: [email protected] Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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karin weiler PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Cancellation change Wednesday, August 05, 2015 4:56:16 PM

I would not decrease the cancellation for deluxe yurts and cabins from one month to three days.  Requiring a party to give one month's notice of cancellation allows another party to plan a trip to the facility;  if only three days' notice were required, the facility would likely remain vacant. -KDW

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Public input for rules changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 4:57:33 PM

I appreciate the changes except the following, ”Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.” I feel this should be left unaltered. The taking over of complete camp grounds will be possible and may lead to more altercations for park host, rangers and staff to attend to. John Parker Jr. Veteran and avid user of Oregon coast campgrounds Sent from Windows Mail

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Bill Hernon PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD comment about park rentals. Wednesday, August 05, 2015 5:10:05 PM

It sounds like it makes it way easy for the patron to cancel their reservation.  Do these changes make managing the rentals a lot harder to do and harder to book a new reservation because of the shorter notice time of cancelation.  I recommend to instigate a policy that is good for all parties concerned.  Good for the renter, good for the management team doing the renting, and good for the next person trying to get a reservation on a busy weekend.

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Kay PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 5:12:23 PM

I vote yes to reserve sites one day to be able to cancel on line  And the changes to group camps  Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

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Jack and Kathy Campbell PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Rule 736-015-0015 Wednesday, August 05, 2015 5:13:42 PM

Hi Thanks for letting us comment on our great park system we have in Oregon.  We are so lucky to have parks like we do.   Wish states like WA. & CA. had the same.  The other thing is Oregon is way ahead by saying the coast and the access is for the people.   We were so lucky to had Gov. McCall.   I like what he said “Come and visit but don’t stay”.   I sure wish people would take his advice here in Medford.   Look at Cape Disappointment.  Its like night and day compared to Oregon Parks.   You have parks that really make Oregon stand out.  I agree with what you want to do.   The only think I would like to see which I have called and wrote letters to you is charge out-of-state $10 more/night like WA. and CA does to us.   We don’t go to CA. at all and if its to WA. just inland.   Jack Campbell 2931 LaPine Ave Central Point, OR. 541-772-5517   

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Fern Price PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD RE: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 5:18:37 PM

These changes would be positive.  Especially allowing for cancellations online, and shorter time frame.  I say yes.  Thank you for caring about my comments.

Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2015 10:15:23 -0700 From: [email protected] To: [email protected] Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment

725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Wednesday, August 05, 2015 5:22:44 PM

I agree with these changes. Happy  to be considered. Regards Jamie Nettles Lightway Logistics & Consulting,LLC 936-402-3867 cell Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE Smartphone

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed rule changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 5:23:25 PM

Thank you for the opportunity to comment. I concur with the proposed changes except for "....Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20.". I feel a group of 20 sites is too many. This can turn a nice park into one big party. Please consider keeping the maximum number of sites to 10. Thank you Sent from my BlackBerry® smartphone from Straight Talk�

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Roger Bothwell PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changes! Wednesday, August 05, 2015 5:24:10 PM

1. I think this is a good idea as on occasion we want to camp at the spur of the moment. 2.Great idea-now just do away with the online cancellation fee! 3.Great idea for those that want a deluxe Yurt or cabin; would open these up much sooner to last minute patrons. 4. Not applicable to us or our friends, except that if you remove the cancellation fee for these folks, you should remove them for all!

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Julie Korb PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 5:25:10 PM

Per your email, the top 3 bullets seems to make a lot of sense. The final bullet looks a bit cumbersome. What group knows exactly who will commit to a trip 2 full months out? Also, allowing them to take 20 sites could book out whole campgrounds at once. That might put individual campers at a disadvantage.  Best,  Julie Sent from my iPad On Aug 5, 2015, at 4:11 PM, [email protected] wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. Wednesday, August 05, 2015 5:25:36 PM

These all sound like good changes! Thank you. Wade and Janet Harris

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Karl Hase PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD req. for public comment Wednesday, August 05, 2015 5:28:28 PM

Those all seem like sensible policy changes (relaxing reservation change /cancellation rules). As a frequent user of OR state parks, my only complaint remains that reserveAmerica.com charges too much, especially charges for each site I reserve on successive nights on a trip loop.  I should be able to book a whole trip for one $8 service fee. An $8 reservation fee is disproportionate to the $15 use fee that actually supports the park's upkeep. The moment internet reservations became possible, reservations became necessary.  It is not a good dare to plan a trip using my state parks without making reservations. Thanks for asking. ~Karl E. Hase Corvallis Oregon

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Jeff Miller PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Yea to cancellations online!!!! Wednesday, August 05, 2015 5:29:52 PM

Sent from my iPad

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gerald redding PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 5:38:51 PM

I like the changes, especially going to 1 day reservations. 

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Delores Williams PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Wednesday, August 05, 2015 5:44:35 PM

Your proposal's really suck. Being a camper the rules and regulations you want to in fores hinder's people who want to go camping. We can't always guarantee what tomorrow brings. You are putting again to many limitations for the people who use your parks and pay for wadges, upkeep  of parks. Please make it our choice to have the freedom to make changes in camping law's. Please keep the same as previously provided.    Delores Williams [email protected]

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Kelley Ryan PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015, Wednesday, August 05, 2015 5:45:20 PM

In regards to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015, I'm

changes! 

Kelley Ryan 

in full support of the proposed

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Jason and Malea Franklin PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 6:00:06 PM

I agree with all of the listed proposed changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. Spending time in the outdoors should be easy and convenient! Thanks for reaching out! -Jason Sent from my iPhone On Aug 5, 2015, at 1:49 PM, [email protected] wrote: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to email or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

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jmarvinjr PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD proposed changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 6:06:17 PM

The changes you propose for the group registration is a mistake.  Increasing the number to 20 is unreasonable.  We  have many time use the group registration for 10 to 15 sites.  This would definitely limit our use as a family reunion option with one member able to do all the planning.  I don’t see a need for this change.  Adding the $8 individual registration in would not be fair as only one registration is being made not 20 individual. This seems a bit greedy.   An avid camper Susie

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Kathi Kopyn PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 6:06:21 PM

I feel some of the changes are very positive, although you will lose money in many instances.  Allowing customers to cancel reservations on line, without having to email or call, is not in your best interest.  I am all for waiving the $8.00 fees, but only because I have had to pay this fee several times, even when I added days to a current reservation.  How about a $5.00 fee when canceling a reservation?   Overall, Oregon a State and County parks are real bargain, well-maintained, friendly staff and I have found your reservation system people very accommodating as well as easily accessible on line.     Kathi Kopyn  Kathi---Sent from my iPad On Aug 5, 2015, at 5:37 PM, [email protected] wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment

725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Lynn Nicholson PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Reservation window Wednesday, August 05, 2015 6:16:06 PM

We are opposed to changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Cheryl and Lynn Nicholson

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Sarah Johnson PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Park changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 6:16:14 PM

Sent from my iPhone. Yes

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 6:19:12 PM

I am in favor of all these changes. Sent from my iPhone

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Lillian Knapp PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Wednesday, August 05, 2015 6:20:45 PM

changes sound good to me

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Janet PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Wednesday, August 05, 2015 6:25:43 PM

I totally agree with the new proposed changes.   Janet Ewing

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Josh Proctor PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Amendments to the Rules Wednesday, August 05, 2015 6:34:45 PM

To whom it concerns, I have stayed in a few deluxe cabins along the Oregon coast and enjoy the opportunity to be so close to the beach with such nice amenities. On my last trip to the beach we made our reservations and had an unforeseen change to our kids' school schedule. The teachers union went on strike for a day or two which changed the kids' days off which meant we couldn't make our reservation as initially planned. I called to see if we could change the dates, but since it was within a month's time frame we were not permitted to do so (even though it was still three weeks out and we just wanted to come the following week instead). I thought this was a ridiculous rule and it left a bad taste in my mouth for the OPRD. We actually have had second thoughts about booking another trip with OPRD again. I would be in favor of the proposed rule changes. This would help solve my issues with OPRD. Thanks for trying to make things better for us American vacationers. J. Proctor Camas, WA Sent from my iPhone

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Hap Enzi PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed changes to camping rules Wednesday, August 05, 2015 6:35:00 PM

I strongly SUPPORT two of your proposed rules changes--allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center and changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1.  Both take advantage of technology to offer the customer increased flexibility in planning a visit.   I strongly OPPOSE another suggested change--changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days.  While this offers the reservation-holder more flexibility, it does so to the detriment of others seeking to reserve these scarce facilities.  Whenever I've attempted to reserve either cabins allowing pets or deluxe yurts, I've encountered few open dates--rarely any within a reasonable time frame.  We don't need to make it easier for people to book these scarce commodities with the thought that they can easily cancel with just 3 days notice and have no penalty.  Three days barely gives other interested parties time to learn of the opening, let alone re-arrange plans at the last minute to make use of the vacancy!   Regarding the fourth proposed change--changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date--I am undecided.  I don't understand the desire to waive fees for groups--don't we need more parks revenue?   I don't know enough about the rest of this proposed rule to comment.   Thank you for considering my comments and thank you for maintaining the beautiful Oregon parks my husband and I love to visit.   Sincerely, Hap Enzi 2111 Granite Drive Walla Walla, WA

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Linda Moorman PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Comments Wednesday, August 05, 2015 6:38:23 PM

All of the proposed changes are good ones.  Thanks for giving me the opportunity to comment. Best regards, Linda

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Two mos Wednesday, August 05, 2015 6:39:55 PM

Is too long Sent from my iPhone

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Rae Sidlauskas PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 6:40:04 PM

Overall I think the proposed changes are excellent, particularly shortening the reservation/cancellation window  and allowing customers to change/cancel online.  Thanks for the opportunity to comment! Sincerely,  Rae Sidlauskas On Wed, Aug 5, 2015 at 6:10 PM, wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy

Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Merlan Swanson PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 6:40:22 PM

I approve of all 4 of the proposed changes. As a family that uses the State parks often, there are always family or emergency issues that may occur. We have lost money due to cancellations. Merlan Swanson

On 08/04/2015 11:58 PM, [email protected] wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall

Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Lewis Doyle PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Feedback. Wednesday, August 05, 2015 6:42:01 PM

Agree with all.  Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

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Glenda Plumb PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Policy changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 6:44:02 PM

The proposed changes to the reservations policy all looks positive to me.  Thank you. -Glenda P "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD; plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."  Jer 29:11

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From Malori PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Administrative Rule 736-015-0015 Comment Wednesday, August 05, 2015 6:45:49 PM

To whom it may concern, RE: proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015 I would like to indicate my support of your proposed changes to the procedure of State Parks. Thank you for asking for comments. Thank you for making Oregon's outdoor opportunities even better.     * Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1.     * Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center.     * Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days.     * Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. Malori Novak

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Jim Gabriel PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 6:48:25 PM

Changes look fine - thanks for the opportunity to comment on changes. Jim Sent from my iPad On Aug 5, 2015, at 3:12 PM, "[email protected]" wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall

Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Dianne Warrant PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Change in reservation rules. Wednesday, August 05, 2015 6:50:17 PM

I think the change would work favorable. Sent from my iPad

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 6:50:49 PM

I agree with the proposed changes. Most states that use Reserve America allow same day reservations, which is quite helpful when you get tired while driving and need to find a nearby campsite. Frances Roswell Posick [email protected] aol.com

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Harvey Arbuckle PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Wednesday, August 05, 2015 6:53:31 PM

It all sounds good to me.

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Joanne Campbell PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Oregon State Park Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 6:56:56 PM

All sounds great to me! Joanne

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Lynn Harrison PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. Wednesday, August 05, 2015 7:04:09 PM

 We camp in the wonderful Oregon parks every year.  Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1 day would be great for us since we like to travel with a little spontaneity.  Love the Oregon parks - best parks in the United States.  Cancelling online would also be more convenient than calling. Thank you for sending us an email asking for our comments. Lynn Harrison

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SHARON PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 7:05:11 PM

Agree with all below except for highlighted first one.  If walk up to get sight, this change takes away flexibility to stay an additional day. Sent from Windows Mail From: [email protected] Sent: Wednesday, August 5, 2015 6:24 PM To: SHARON Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment

725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420

Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702 * Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD rules opinion Wednesday, August 05, 2015 7:07:10 PM

Hi, I have read your suggested changes and think they all sound beneficial and so I support them. Lenore Johnson 706 Valley Rd Two Harbors, MN 55616 I have a campsite reserved during Sept. 2015.

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CHARLES BEVERLY LUNDEEN PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed amendments Wednesday, August 05, 2015 7:21:23 PM

Allowing cancellations online would be a welcome change.  Leaving a message on the call centers phones has worked save once for me. It was my word against a machine and a long phone wait to talk to a person to rectify it. At least online there is a way to track cancellations. Sent from my iPad

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Larry Gmail PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Rules Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 7:22:52 PM

They all sound good to me. Thank you Larry Meacham

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Julia Terry PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Park Service Comment Wednesday, August 05, 2015 7:25:24 PM ATT00001

   Hello,   I appreciate the changes that are being offered.  I have been bothered by trying to fill out the confirmation requests that are sent a couple of weeks before the reservation starts, yet we aren't able to change anything meaningful on that template.   I suggest that if you want people to do that step that you allow for cancellations too.  For instance on my trip next week I have decided to stay just 3 nights instead of 4, but I would still need to call to cancel that 4th day.  Last time I just lost the day, which meant that the Park Service got it's money but no one was able to enjoy that campsite that night.    Thank you for your consideration.   Julia Terry

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steve moore PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed camp reservation changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 7:25:55 PM

Last week (7/29th) I was granted a couple of extra days off of work and collected the family to head off to Timothy Lake for a 4 day camping trip.  When we arrived at the sites on the Eastern shore of the lake we were disappointed to see that although many were standing empty all the sites had been "reserved"  We were determined to find something so we set out to search for another site.  Using our atlas we identified Little Crater.  Much to our delight we were able to identify one of three vacant sites that did not have a reserved sign on them.  We selected one, paid our fee and began to enjoy our time in the great outdoors.  However, as night approached we were visited by the otherwise absent camp host that told us our site was reserved and we had to leave first thing in the morning.  I tried to reason with her about the lack of "reserved" signage and she said she didn't care and that we had to go.  I requested my payment in the form of a check back and she told me if I couldn't find another site in the campground by morning she would refund my money.  I asked if she knew of any sites becoming available and she indicated I would have to go to the sites without reserved signs and ask if they were planning on leaving in the morning.  I asked at the few sites without signage and the answer was no.  They were staying through the weekend.  The camp host did not return in the morning to refund my money.  Not wanting to miss the potential opportunity at another site I had to weigh staying for my refund or heading out in search of a site elsewhere.   I am hopeful that the revision of the rules regarding reservations will take into account that many of Oregon's residents do not have access to the internet, are fluent in English, have computer skills or credit cards required to access the online reservation system.  It feels as if the current system is geared to folks who have stable and predictable employment and the ability to plan vacations in addition to access to the internet and a credit card.  This does not congruent with the guiding principles of the National Park Service specifically  We strive to meet the needs of our customers in fair, friendly, and open ways. I am hopeful that through this process a way for all Oregonians to enjoy these public resources will be taken into consideration.   Steve Moore

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David Caraher PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD proposed ammendments Wednesday, August 05, 2015 7:31:36 PM

These amendments all sound fine to me. Oregon State Parks runs a great program, and reservations have been working smoothly for a longtime . . . David Caraher, West Linn, OR

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 7:36:05 PM

The only comment I would like to make is regarding having to send in individual site information two months prior to the reservation date.  I think that could change as people came in to set up.  Someone might prefer a certain spot that was easier to back a trailer in or want to be next door to someone with and/or small children. Thanks, Connie Sent from my iPad On Aug 5, 2015, at 5:33 PM, [email protected] wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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John Rivett PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Wednesday, August 05, 2015 7:37:03 PM

I do not have a problem with the system as it is. We need to generate as much revenue as possible in keeping our parks pristine.  John Rivett 

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Rob Wright PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD New rules Wednesday, August 05, 2015 7:42:56 PM

Seems as if the 20 reservation limit will put us back a few years , like when we mailed in our reservations . Didnt matter because they we hand selected . Now one person can reserve all of my selections and rule me out . Put it at five spots per person .  From Rob Wright at " Boom Ranch Preserve"

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Bobbi Cole PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed rule changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 7:45:56 PM

Sounds great to me.  Oregon State Parks and everyone who works for them is the greatest.  Thanks for all you do.  Bobbi Cole Sent from Bobbi's iPad

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Julia Bestland PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD rule changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 7:46:10 PM

These rule changes will improve service for customers. If you reserve online you should be able to cancel online. These rule changes make sense. -From, Julia Bestland

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Jennifer Nicholson PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Wednesday, August 05, 2015 7:47:46 PM

I like the 3 day cancellation window I like the reservation window of 1 day online is great for those with access no opinon on group reservations Thanks for opportunity to participate Jennifer Nicholson Horse camp appreciator

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Craig Allen PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Rule change Wednesday, August 05, 2015 7:49:56 PM

The reservation window should be kept at 2 days. It's hard enough already to get reservations with the rest of our family when we do it 9 months ahead to the day as it is. If anything the reservation window should be 3 days.

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Avid Camper PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Rule changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 7:50:05 PM

They are needed....with the weather it is hard to know in advance whether you want to camp in 2 to 3 days. ...we are in favor. ...

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Linda Barnes PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed amendments Wednesday, August 05, 2015 7:51:35 PM

Yes!   All are very positive steps towards better accommodations especially for group campers.  Still feel the $8 reservation charge is too high especially when the Internet is doing the majority of the processing.   Higher fees are locking lower income families from utilizing our parks.  Thanks. Linda Barnes

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[email protected] on behalf of Donald McArthur PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. Wednesday, August 05, 2015 7:54:30 PM

Very good idea: Requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. Good idea:  Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Not so good idea: removing $8 cancellation fee. People would book every thing up just so they don't have to nail down plans good. Thank you, Donald McArthur

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Reservation system needs to be changed to make it easier for local residents to camp without having to make a reservation months in advance Wednesday, August 05, 2015 8:00:39 PM

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Gary PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Great idea on changing these rules! Wednesday, August 05, 2015 8:01:22 PM

Great idea on changing these rules... I hope they get accepted  Administrative Rule 736-015-0015.

Thats for the opportunity to add my 3 cents worth!  Gary Mather. Camper/ RVer. 

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Daniale Lynch PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 8:04:33 PM

Hello, Bullet points 1-3 seem logical to us, and we agree with all proposed rule changes. I am concerned about bullet point #4, and the part about increasing the number of sites. Would this eliminate single sites? Our would it carve out more land? I don't like either of these options and would prefer to keep the number of group sites  the same unless there is a third option for creating more group sites. Thank you for allowing me to comment! Daniale Lynch On Aug 4, 2015 9:58 PM, wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Becky Hale PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Yes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 8:09:20 PM

I whole heartedly endorse the proposed changes. Sent from my iPhone

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WILLIAM JENNY GALLAGHER PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD proposed changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 8:12:29 PM

Regarding the proposed changes to the reservation system, I welcome the chance to express my opinion on this matter.  We are frequent users of the online reserving through Reserve America.    I agree with the first three proposed changes.  I strongly disagree with waiving the $8 fee for both booking and canceling.  I believe that these fees have deterred people from unnecessarily booking sites that they then cancel at the last minute.  For those of us who must plan far in advance for vacations, I have found that the following (instituted several years ago) conditions have helped reduce groups from “gobbling up” many sites and have allowed many families to have a fair chance to reserve: *  Requiring full pmt at time of reservation *  Requiring $8 fees to reserve and cancel.    Sincerely,   Jenny Gallagher 541-621-8118

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Frieda Flint PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD OAR 736-015-0015 Proposed ammendments Wednesday, August 05, 2015 8:20:35 PM

I am in favor of all the changes proposed, especially the first three, which impact my use directly.  It will mean reservations are easier to make, change, and cancel for us customers.  I hope these amendments pass. Sincerely, Karen "Frieda" Flint [email protected] 724 SE Mayberry Avenue Corvallis, OR 97333

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changes to reservation Wednesday, August 05, 2015 8:20:40 PM

I agree with all of the changes thanks  Sent from AOL Mobile Mail

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June Lizotte PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD proposed rule changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 8:25:02 PM

The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. RE: Changes I think the changes (except for one) are well thought out and in favor with what seems reasonable. The only part in question is the group reservation change (the last one on the above list).   Having been a contact person for group rentals many times I have learned what works and what doesn't work.  I think having the individual site occupant information is not necessary in advance (at time of reservation), nor is it reasonable.  A company or organization reserves for an ANTICIPATED AMOUNT OF PEOPLE, but takes responsibility for the payment in advance of sites they want.  Many times they won't know until the day before or week before the actual event who will be in their final tally as occupants.....Information per site should only be collected upon arrival to the grounds when sites are issued by the coordinator of the organization who rented them.  They could then turn in a single document with name of occupants for Park Ranger's reference.  Thanks for including me in this survey! And thanks for keeping the parks in such good condition. with respect, June Lizotte

Let Your Light Shine!! June Lizotte

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Lisa Troupe PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Wednesday, August 05, 2015 8:25:39 PM

Proposed rule changes sound great, yes to all! Lisa Troupe www.novicalive.com/lisa-troupe 360-770-1580

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Kim Urban PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD State park changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 8:25:57 PM

I would support all of the proposed changes to the state park reservations system. Thank you for maintaining and improving such a wonderful system already! I love the state parks and am very grateful I live in a state that has such a system. I love our parks! ~ Kim

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J & S Ahlstrom PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD changes in Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015 Wednesday, August 05, 2015 8:26:30 PM

    I agree with all changes....Sally Ahlstrom, [email protected]

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 8:31:03 PM

Don't like all the parks that are becoming reservations only....so 2 days is at least long enough for some first come opportunity.

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Lucinda Bowman PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Great! Wednesday, August 05, 2015 8:32:07 PM

Those all sound like excellent camper-friendly ideas. Making it easier for folks to book, cancel, and make changes is what it's all about. I still wish the reserve America site was a bit more user friendly and visual. Rather than seeing the campsites listed in a list, I would love to click on a particular area of a map to see which campsite area, yurt, cabin and such is available next. Anyway, thanks for sharing! Lucinda Bowman Sent from my iPhone

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JUDITH PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Rule changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 8:33:51 PM

Well, it would be ideal if people could plan ahead far enough to know their schedules. But we All run into problems and conflicts. So My opinion would to make the policy changes, but Possibly charge a small fee to cancel. But I'm All for it. Regards Terry Johnston Sent from my iPad

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Jay Bollman PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 8:35:17 PM

I support your proposed rules changes. Jay Bollman Beaverton

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Juliann Jensen PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Comments Wednesday, August 05, 2015 8:36:57 PM

Agree with all changes except for groups reserving 20 sites. Site will get overwhelmed with group and loose the quiet they seek. Juliann Jensen 480-209-2484 Sent from my iPad

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doug/dee dee PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Wednesday, August 05, 2015 8:38:54 PM

Sounds good to us! DEE DEE MILLER

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Karen Macy PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Wednesday, August 05, 2015 8:40:41 PM

I think the proposed changes are very kind to the users.  Also it would be user friendly....we recently had to call because we could not cancel one of the three nite stay we had originally scheduled on line.  I like this....  Thanks...

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Mary Bjorkholm PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Cancellation Wednesday, August 05, 2015 8:44:15 PM

I would like to be able to cancel by email from Mary's cell phone

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mary manning PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Wednesday, August 05, 2015 8:46:05 PM

Sounds great to me.  Mary Manning

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Admin Rule 736-015-0015 Wednesday, August 05, 2015 8:48:29 PM

*Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center.  No, they need to contact the Parks. *Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts, cabins and horse camps from one month to 3 days.  Yes for horse camps, no for deluxe yurts and cabins.  Horse camps - horses can get hurt or sick.  All of them can be rebooked quickly though.

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Cathy Gale PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD my vote Wednesday, August 05, 2015 8:58:01 PM

I am in favor of all four of the proposals. Please make note of my vote. Thank you. Cathy

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Bob Riehl PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015 Wednesday, August 05, 2015 9:03:19 PM

Please implement all changes. Bob Riehl

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Janet Sears PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Wednesday, August 05, 2015 9:05:28 PM

I agree with your proposed amendments.

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Ker Cleary PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. Wednesday, August 05, 2015 9:05:29 PM

All the proposed rule changes sound good to me! Ker Cleary, LPC, BFRP BlueStar Channeling http://www.BlueStarChanneling.com PO Box 10049   Eugene, OR 97440 541-349-0595

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T Weekly PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD OPDR Comments Wednesday, August 05, 2015 9:11:52 PM

Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Comment: This should not change, for example I visit many OS Parks through out the year with out reservations. Over the years it has become much harder to get an open spot (If any) without having a reservation. If this is changed It would be very difficult to check availability on a short notice. OSP's have become almost imposable to visit if people dont have a reservation, you have become dependent on this, I have been turned away many times, so please do not change this as I would not be able to take short notice trips. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Nice Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. ? What does this mean, 10 to 20 Thank  you for reading this. Tim Weekley, frequent visitor.

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Kelli PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD I like all changes thank you Kelli Wednesday, August 05, 2015 9:14:04 PM

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LYNNETTE FIELDS PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD RE: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 9:14:39 PM

Yes I agree with the change

Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2015 19:37:41 -0700 From: [email protected] To: [email protected] Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702 * Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Kristen Anderson PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Comment on changes to reservation policy Wednesday, August 05, 2015 9:14:55 PM

I think making canceling reservations easier would be a good idea. Instead of canceling, I just had to " no show" twice this year. If I could cancel, then someone else could have reserved or taken my spot. Sent from my iPad

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Max Gimbel PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Comments Wednesday, August 05, 2015 9:18:39 PM

These sounds like very beneficial  changes for users. Thank you for considering them. We hope they are adopted. The Gimbel family Roseburg, OR Sent from my iPhone

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Julie Mann PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed State Park Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 9:19:17 PM

The proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015 appear to be very customer friendly and we think these would be reasonable and positive changes. Tim & Julie Mann 731 E Sixth Avenue Sutherlin, Oregon 97479

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Larry Zuvich PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Reservation Oregon State Parks. Wednesday, August 05, 2015 9:25:47 PM

You need to completely eliminate the reservation system. First come first serve should be that way it works. Larry Zuvich Sent from my iPhone

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 9:29:30 PM

I am in favour of these rule changes.  Thanks for the opportunity to comment. Douglas Ekelund Coquitlam, BC, Canada

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Valerie Michalenko PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 9:32:56 PM

The changes sound good.   The only worry I might have is people taking 20 spots at a time.  But I do trust your knowledge and professionalism in what current trends and needs are so I will support the change. My family receives free camping due to foster care and adoption and many of us have special needs children who find it hard to camp on a camping spot and need electricity or an place like a yurt to be successful overnight away from their normal routine.  Maybe offer a discount for the families who need yurts for these children and receive the free camping passes.   And by the way...a big thanks for the program.  It enables many of us a chance to take our families camping.  Sent from my iPad

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LIAM B MACAGOWAN PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Possible Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 9:37:45 PM

The Oregon Park system is one of the finest in the country, far exceeding the Federal controlled parks in everyway.  I don't believe these possible  changes, with the exception of on line cancellations, are needed or necessary. If nothing changed, we would still believe your parks to be the best.  SFC WILLIAM B SMITH RETIRED US ARMY Thank you for so many wonderful memories in so many beautiful places

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Craig Klascius PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD 736-015-0015 Wednesday, August 05, 2015 9:43:17 PM

Yes on all 4 proposed changes please. Thank you. Craig

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daniel styles PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Votes For Changes In State Park Reservations Wednesday, August 05, 2015 9:43:30 PM

Changing reservation window from 2 days to 1: yes Allowing customers to cancel reservations strictly online: no Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts etc. from 1 month to 3 days: yes Changing reservation procedures for groups: no

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD OR state park changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 9:46:19 PM

I am in favor of these changes. Just moved to OR. BEST state park system I have ever seen. Thanks. ~ MS Sent from my iPhone

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CHRIS HEATH PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD public comment Wednesday, August 05, 2015 9:52:01 PM

Hi, I like all the changes that are described in the email. I especially like the idea of being about to cancel a reservation online. On the other hand, I wonder why you're asking for public comments. Would these changes make things more difficult for your department? If not, why don't you just make the changes (i.e., all of them make life more convenient for visitors)? Why do you need public comments? Anyway, if these changes would make life more difficult for your department or cost a lot more money, none of the changes are important enough to make them worthwhile to me. Thank you for asking, Kim Kent

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David Van Cleve PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Park Rules Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 9:54:34 PM

From What I read the changes seem acceptable David Van Cleve.

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Rule changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 9:56:59 PM

Sounds good to me. More customer friendly. Sent from my iPhone

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Jill MacLean PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 10:00:00 PM

I agree with the proposed changes.

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD rule changes proposed Wednesday, August 05, 2015 10:00:47 PM

I agree with all of the proposed changes.I think that it will make the process more modern and more fair. Thankyou, Laura Matteson

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Michael Sherman PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 10:02:01 PM

They all sound reasonable. On Wednesday, August 5, 2015, wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM

11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Jennifer O"Toole PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Rule comment Wednesday, August 05, 2015 10:03:51 PM

The delux yurts and cabins will sell regardless of a month or 3 days. I feel it has a potential of getting abused. Especially if the no registration fee takes place. People can just register for many dates and wait until the possible last minute to cancel. This is great for a spur of the moment trip to find out last minute a site is available. But for the majority of people who have to work, a little heads up is needed in order to get off work.  As for getting rid of the registration and cancellation fee; I disagree. I think you should have to pay, simply from keeping people from booking so many campsites as soon as they can and canceling later. This keeps people from booking too campsites "just in case"they can go and then just cancelling if they can't later.  Just to give you an example of how bad this rule can be, let me give you an example. I know the registration is 9 months in advance. I want to travel anywhere and everywhere but not quite sure if I can get off work or want to go when time comes. If I can register for free, cancel for free, and wait till days before to cancel with refund; I am going to book all the time. I will book early and often and figure this out later. I don't care that I know I booked every Friday through Sunday in the summer, and only plan on going once. I am just not sure which weekends weather looks best and of course how I feel week to week. I don't care because I am not loosing any money. I just want to plan what works well for me. And you have made that possible! Now let's pretend I am on the other side. I was not on my computer booking every weekend summer site exactly 9 months out. I booked 6 months out; well tried to anyway but it was always full.  My job requires a notice for vacation, so by the time I find out a cancelation has occurred; it is 3 days away.  I need to plan my trips.  Thank you for allowing me to comment. Jennifer 

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Joe & Jan Kresse PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Parks Administrative Rule Changes comment Wednesday, August 05, 2015 10:07:19 PM

If your systems can handle it, I think th changes are great.  Bookings should improve and with most people having a phone in their hand, you will take more reservations and increase customer satisfaction.  Go for it! Thanks,

-Joe & Jan Kresse [email protected]

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Lonny Peet PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 10:12:13 PM

I am happy to hear about the proposed changes. The ideas presented would be good improvements. Thank you for considering public feedback.  Regards,  Lonny Peet  On Wed, Aug 5, 2015 at 7:05 PM, wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy

Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Cindy Corcoran PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changes proposals Wednesday, August 05, 2015 10:15:48 PM

I am in agreement that reservations SHOULD be allowed to be made 1 day ahead opposed to the current 2 day.  In fact, I think reservations should be able to be made the day of- when we are traveling, we often don't know where we will be when we want to stay the night, and being able to find and reserve a campground a few hours before we arrive would be very helpful! Sent from my iPhone

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Laurel Wright PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD response to proposed amendments Wednesday, August 05, 2015 10:17:51 PM

The ability to make  a reservation 1 day before, somewhat addresses the issue of not being able to reliably get a campsite in Oregon on a first come first served basis. We visit Oregon campsites when the weather is conducive to our sport, and therefor do not wish to reserve far in advance. Viento campsite was a very transient site, with travellers moving through, few staying for several nights but able to get a site for one day even on weekends. Now that it has moved to reservation on all sites, it is very unlikely we will be able to visit Oregon for the quick last minute trips we usually do. Laurel Wright

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debra PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 10:21:05 PM

They sounds like good solid changes to me.   Debra On Aug 5, 2015, at 10:52 PM, [email protected] wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department   Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Irene Brummett PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Possible changes to reservation... Wednesday, August 05, 2015 10:32:01 PM

Of the four potential changes being considered , I would vote yes on only the first two! Sent from my iPhone

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Mary Granger PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changed purposed Wednesday, August 05, 2015 10:32:13 PM

I agree with all of the changes except the one involving groups. Thanks, Mary

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Lynn PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Wednesday, August 05, 2015 10:38:27 PM

I am in favor of all of these changes.

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Darren Aboulafia PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD OPRD Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 10:40:03 PM

Dear Oregon State Parks Department, I fully support changing the four proposed rules within Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. These four rules would bring the reservation system more in line with how most everyday reservation systems for overnight accommodations work.  But it will make it especially convenient for campers/vacationers whose plans change last minute without being penalized.  As we know the summer season can sometimes present only a day's notice to someone's schedule. Thank you considering these rule changes. I am sure most will find it to be a welcome shift. Sincerely, Darren Aboulafia 837 NE Hancock St Portland, OR 97212

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Judith Richardson PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Park reservation cancelation rules Wednesday, August 05, 2015 10:42:33 PM

I am from out of state but we love camping in Oregon.  We often are doing ad hoc reservations as we travel.  The change to 1 day would be welcome. sincerely, Judy Richardson Sent from my iPad Judy Richardson 650 906-4773 [email protected]

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Kim Johnson PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Park changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 10:43:35 PM

These are terrific changes!!  I would support all four changes!  Thank you, thank you! Kimberly Johnson Sent from my iPad

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed rule changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 11:00:59 PM

I am in favor of all the proposed rule changes except the group reservation being increased from 10 to 20 sites.  I feel like that is too many sites to have taken up by one group especially in the popular & sought after parks at peak times.    Perhaps there could be some modification or compromise, such as 15 sites?    Nancy Unis Medford, OR

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Michal Rogula PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Feedback Wednesday, August 05, 2015 11:17:07 PM

I like the changes and especially the one day booking for online reservations instead of two days. Michal Rogula BC, Canada

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Linda Hoffman PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Reservations Changes Wednesday, August 05, 2015 11:33:21 PM

I would certainly welcome the proposed changes to reserving or cancelling a reservation for a camping site in one of our Oregon Nation Parks.   Take Care and Have a Great Day! Linda

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jeanie PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changes to reservation cancellation and change fee Thursday, August 06, 2015 12:23:19 AM

I think all of this sounds like a great idea. Things happen to people at the last minute that they cannot help this would be a much easier solution  Thaks Jeanie Blaske  Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

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Tony M PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 12:25:11 AM

Sounds good to me. On Aug 6, 2015 1:56 AM, wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM

11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Vanessa PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changing cancel timeframes Thursday, August 06, 2015 12:32:49 AM

I agree with changing the timeframes and being able to cancel by email.  I am an avid camper and finding available campsites can be a real challenge during the summer months.  I try to setup my camping trips, on line, months in advance.  If something prevented me for going at the last minute,  I would rather someone else be able to enjoy the spot and not have it held for me. Sent from my iPhone

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Vanessa PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changing checkin and cancel Thursday, August 06, 2015 12:35:15 AM

Yes!  Cancel online! Sent from my iPhone

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Kandi Gentis PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD comments on new rules for Oregon Parks Thursday, August 06, 2015 12:54:56 AM

I like #1 I like #2 Have you considered how much revenue you could be losing if in those 3 days you don’t have someone else to fill those yurts and cabins.  I personally think a week instead of 3 days would give you enough time to refill the slots, rather than leave them empty, and your wallet empty potentially too.  If people can’t decide yes or no within a week of coming then they have a problem and should have to pay for their reservation if they don’t cancel in time for you to re-rent it.  Another option is to have a standby list, if their selection is already rented, have an option that if they cancel you will notify them of the cancellation (still with a week cancellation notice) if they want to book it.  if there is more than one on the standby list, first one to reserve gets it. #4 – why would you not collect a cancellation fee – a huge group if they cancel, within what timeframe?, again you are holding valuable space for someone who just willy-nilly decides not to come, and you don’t charge them, and you don’t state when they have to cancel by either.    We live in Washington, but don’t visit their parks, and we always go to your parks.  Your parks are much nicer, better kept, less expensive, and I like your reservation system.  There isn’t much I like in the Washington system, and they are more expensive than going to a nice private park with a lot more amenities.  No wonder Washington can’t attract any visitors to their parks and are going broke, they need to really rethink their whole way of doing business.  We love Oregon Parks, and always go over the border to travel even tho we live in Spokane and it is a long way to the border!   Thanks for giving me an opportunity to comment.   Kandi Gentis, 206-300-6717      

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Nyree Smith PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Thursday, August 06, 2015 1:16:40 AM

Yes!   I had to cancel last minute because of sickness. Someone could have rented that cabin and doubled your profit. 

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Erin PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 1:35:23 AM

I have no strong opinion on most of the proposed points (especially as I am now located overseas), but enabling cancellations, reservations, etc via an online system is ALWAYS a good idea, provided that the system works! Anything that helps streamline the process of securing a campsite is much appreciated.  As a side note, I am a cycle traveler and very much appreciate the very affordable hiker/bikers sites. Please include some of these in all your campgrounds! I look forward to cycling through Oregon again in the next year or two, and hope to make use of many state park hiker/biker sites. It's much appreciated if you provide a small shelter and table for preparing food and organizing…such small comforts become very big in the minds of people who spend all day on their bicycles! Many thanks for the services OSP provides, Erin Gleeson  ***************************************** Erin Gleeson Owner, SciencEdit.CH Web: www.sciencedit.ch Thunstrasse 4 CH-3074 Muri bei Bern (Switzerland) Cell: +41 (0)79 258 1283 Skype: erin.gleeson ***************************************** On 05.08.2015, at 18:51, [email protected] wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant

information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing.

To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department   Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Nancy A. PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Support for changes to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015 Thursday, August 06, 2015 2:31:44 AM

I support the first 3 changes.   I camp frequently, and all of these changes would simplify my life.  Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. This last change I don't entirely understand.  It sounds like you would need to reserve 20 sites instead of 10, which seems restrictive.  I read the rule, and don't understand what the "$8 fee waiver" is.  Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. thank you, Nancy Ashley 45058 McKenzie Hwy. Walterville, Oregon 97489

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Rosa Ingram PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD RE: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 3:17:05 AM

Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1: I am in favor of this, because there have been many times that my husband and I would like to come camping on short notice, and the website shows a place available.  We would like to be able to book it before we leave home, so we know we will have a site upon arrival. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center: I am also in favor of this, as we have an unusual sleep pattern, and frequently make and or change plans at odd hours. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days:  I have mixed thoughts about this because I have run into some folks that book several dates and, in essence block them from others being able to plan ahead and use them.  Perhaps a 1 or 2 week cancellation window would be better. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date: This one confused me.  Is the trade-off of sites and Fees, to get individual information ahead of time?  Has this been a problem?  I love the idea of large family get-togethers; but would like to see something along the idea of what hotels do, whereas there is a 'block' of sites available for "Currit Reunion".  Book by a specific date if interested, or those sites will be released to the public.

Thank you for the opportunity to give you my opinion.  And by the way...We love Oregon Parks and Recreation!! Rosa Ingram

When your down to Nothing...... God is up to Something. "God teaches us things in mysterious ways. He teaches us love through heartbreak, He teaches us acceptance through failure, and he teaches us strength through the loss of things treasured."

Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2015 11:45:29 -0700 From: [email protected]

To: [email protected] Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM

89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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armentrout.steve PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Yes I like the proposed changes. Thursday, August 06, 2015 5:19:51 AM

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maryzahara PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Policy changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 5:30:18 AM

Like changes.Cancelations are usually because of emergencies. 

Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S® 6, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

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Michael Foster PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 5:58:22 AM

The proposed changes sent to me by email sound reasonable. I would like to suggest another change:  I am a disabled Vet and regularly use your reservation system.  Please make it possible for me to identify myself as a disabled vet while making reservations via the website rather than having to make them by phone.   Michael Foster  Card Number 1949

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Heidi Schulze PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD proposed administrative rule changes - state parks Thursday, August 06, 2015 6:02:09 AM

Hello, We agree with all of the proposed changes for state parks administrative rules. Thank you, Ryan and Heidi Schulze

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Norah Macey PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changes to park regulations Thursday, August 06, 2015 6:03:54 AM

I agree with the changes you are proposing for bookings and cancellations to Oregon Parks.

I enjoy being able to make reservations on line, and also I enjoy the notifications, so that I can get a yurt or cabin that was previously unavailable, if someone has cancelled it. Great work you guys are doing! Norah Macey Victoria BC

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Dick Turpin PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Campground Reservation System Thursday, August 06, 2015 6:08:33 AM

We support items 1 and 2 strongly. No opinion on 3 and 4. In general, the Oregon system is more complicated than other state systems such as Minnesota and Wisconsin. We like on line reservations, but make Oregon's easier to use. Dick and Diane Turpin Sheridan, WY Sent from my iPad

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Patricia Dawson PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Rules Thursday, August 06, 2015 6:17:52 AM

Sounds good! Sent from my iPhone

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Mike Girard PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 6:22:16 AM

We support these changes as they would make for even better customer service and make it easier to book sites and remove some of the excessive fees. Oregon already has the best park system on the west coast. Sent from my iPad On Aug 5, 2015, at 9:21 PM, [email protected] wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall

Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Paul Elena Ignatovich PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. Thursday, August 06, 2015 6:30:01 AM

Hi, I would vote for these changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. Sounds great.   Paul Ignatovich

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Sounds Great!

Tom Mountz PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 6:34:28 AM

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Judith Herson PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD RE: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 6:37:06 AM

Yes.  All of those changes are necessary.  It has been many times exasperating to not change such a simple thing.  Not only has it cost me a lot, I hate going to parks that say they are full but really are not because of the archaic and ineffective cancellation policy. Sent from my Windows Phone From: [email protected] Sent: 8/5/2015 4:17 PM To: [email protected] Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes

Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

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Matthew Balkwill PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Public comment on proposed rule changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 6:37:24 AM

I think the rule changes are great and make a lot of sense.  Thanks for everything you do and keep up the good work Regards, Matt Balkwill Sent from my iPad

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Line of clouds PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 6:40:36 AM

Yes. These changes are good.   I support them.  otto lejeune 604-809-0657 On Aug 5, 2015, at 6:54 PM, [email protected] wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall

Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Patrick L ORenick PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD OR camping Regulation changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 6:44:56 AM

On the surface, the proposed reg changes seem positive...

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JOELLEN MARSHALL PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD reservation changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 6:49:52 AM

I agree with proposed changes to reservation procedures for state parks. Thanks, JoEllen Marshall [email protected]

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"Larry Indra" PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Rules Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 6:50:59 AM

Good Morning, I like the changes but question the "reservation window"  is the window at the park or the "Time: window  that you can book online? If it the online window then yes I am in favor of the change. I love the idea of online cancellation so long as the park is notified the next day so they can reserve the space for someone who is on site. Same goes for the cabin change from 1 month to 3 days. Is there any way to increase the number of cabins for the older generation? We are the fastest growing group and we historically camp more and  would if there were more cabins available. Thank you for the opportunity to comment.   Larry  Indra Access Control Technician Chemeketa Community College 503  589-7857 503  569-1696  Cell Work hours: 7:00m to 3:30 [email protected]

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Louis Meza PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Thursday, August 06, 2015 6:53:45 AM

Sweet Sent from my iPhone

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Andy Freed PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Comments on amendments to OAR 736-015-0015 Thursday, August 06, 2015 6:54:31 AM

I like the changes, especially the 2 to 1 day reservation window. The changes seem public friendly and leverage technology rather than making onerous work for OSP staff. Andy -----------------------------andy freed [email protected] http://rooftopview.net

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Mike Smith PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changing reservation window from 2 days to 1: Thursday, August 06, 2015 6:56:04 AM

We are long time veteran users of the Oregon State Parks System campground facilities.  You have many of the finest campgrounds in the country.  We are retired folks, and spend 3-4 months a year in our RV.  We traditionally travel without reservations so that we can spend extra time when we find interesting places or attractions. In the summer of 2015 we found a new system that made travel without reservations frustrating.  We would pull in soon after the sign-in hour to find many, most or all desirable sites were marked as available for one night only.  This forced us to waste a day to stay near the site to be prepared to packup and move to a new site in the morning.  In several instances, the hosts were not able to confirm availability until just before check-out time. This was a waste of our time, causing us to stay in the campground rather than visit attractions in the area.  It wasted Host and Ranger time because they were having to spend their time dealing with us and explaining the new system. In one case is apparently wasted several hours of staff time as we did not notice the sign on the bulletin board that said new arrivals could only register for one day at a time.  We registered to two nights and paid the fee.  It took several hours and visits to the site by two teams of hosts and a ranger before someone was able to make a decision that they “guessed we could stay in the site for two nights.”  This worked out well for us, but used up significant valuable State Park resources. From a user point of view, the old system where sites with reservations for "tomorrow night” were placarded at the site post before check-in time on the day before, was much more traveler and CG staff friendly. In recent years, we have probably rented sites more than 100 nights a year.  We have never wanted (or tried to make) an on-line reservation for more than one night on the day of arrival. Thank you for this opportunity to comment on the recent changes in your system! Mike Smith, KG6VFL [email protected] Cell - 209-777-7826

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Jennifer Thomson PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 6:56:36 AM

I agree and approve with the list of changes! Thank you,  Jennifer Thomson (425) 343-6737 On Wed, Aug 5, 2015 at 2:51 PM, wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420

Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

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harold gussa PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD state park changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 7:10:25 AM

I like the  purposal,   for the new state park rules.  just adding my input. thanks...

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Anne McDowell PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 7:10:35 AM

To whom it may concern, It seems to me that all these changes are for the better. As the consumer anything to make the reservation and cancellation procedures easier I'm all for it. Thank you, Anne McDowell 

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Kevin Buck PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 7:14:58 AM

Those changes sound good to me.  I hope Oregon continues to value, maintain and enhance State Parks.  As a long time resident, I know for a fact that our parks are huge asset and draw to the State of Oregon.  Sometimes I wonder if the officials in charge loose sight of that.   Thanks for asking.   Kevin Buck

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Eric Hodnett PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Response to Proposed Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 7:19:30 AM

I am in favor of changing the window for reservations from 2 days to 1 and changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts, cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. I am also in favor of allowing cancellation of reservations online in addition to the options of calling the call center or emailing. I have no opinion on the other item being proposed. Thank you for the opportunity to provide input in this manner.

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Grace Bourke PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD RE: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 7:25:09 AM

I think that 3 days to cancel the deluxe yurts and cabins is too short. It doesn't give someone who could potentially use the cabin the opportunity to find that it's newly available, check calendars, and reserve. How about a midrange for 2 weeks, a week, or 10 days? And maybe a wait list? The wait list would need to be for the class of accommodation, not a specific unit number.    Really like the ability to cancel online! It just needs to immediately update the reservations so someone who is waiting for a cancellation can reserve the newly available site.    If "reservation window" means how far in advance a reservation needs to be made, why not allow same day reservations? Or is a one day window needed to accommodate walk-ins? Lots of people carry smart phones and could potentially make a last minute reservation as they are travelling. It would be a nice feature. By the way, "reservation window" isn't mentioned anywhere in the proposed amendment, so I'm not sure exactly what it means.   Thank you for giving me the opportunity to comment. Grace Bourke   Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2015 11:44:29 -0700 From: [email protected] To: [email protected] Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from

10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Nancy Bailey PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Yurt and Cabin Reservations Thursday, August 06, 2015 7:26:57 AM

I so enjoy staying in Oregon State Parks yurts and cabins especially now since I am a senior and do not have an RV. I would like it to be easier to get a cabin/yurt since sometimes when I travel to Oregon I am not sure where I will be stopping for the night.  I am all for being able to make a reservation the day or day before and not having to worry about cancelling within 3  days.  It would be nice to get into a unit by contacting the hosts if someone cancels at the last minute too. Thank you for making these yurts and cabins available.  They are a wonderful experience. I have stayed in Sunset Bay, Loeb, and Bullards.

Sincerely,

Nancy Bailey A happy camper from Northern California

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Ahrens, Judy PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Thursday, August 06, 2015 7:37:12 AM

The changes are accommodating and will be a benefit to all .   Judy Ahrens Inside Sales Boise Distribution direct 208-364-3612 fax  208-429-3750 Toll Free 1-800-221-3064

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Kelly Irwin PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Thursday, August 06, 2015 7:40:46 AM

I am not sure of the interpretation of item 3 regarding opening the reservation window but as a long time Oregonian/Washingtonian I have always found it frustrating that people could book a reservation months ahead and cancel right before the reserved date with very little consequence. As a result we gave up trying to book a trip a month out because spots were always gone and then magically available at the last minute. We now use county or private parks and stopped buying seasonal Oregon Park passes. It us just too hard to rely on getting a spot for trailers or yurts anymore unless it's discovery season.

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Mary Wisehart PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 7:42:15 AM

I'm all for it!  Good job. Mary Wisehart

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Neil & Marilyn PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changing to 1 day notice on camp sites. Thursday, August 06, 2015 7:53:24 AM

I do not think this is a good idea.  The camp hosts don't know what's available in time, should someone come into park to obtain a site.  No time to know if reserved or not.  I listened to a camp host on that subject and just passsing on. Neil Rlander

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james mcmahan PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD i think all those changes sound like a good idea! Thursday, August 06, 2015 7:57:39 AM

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Mary Fenner PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Rule changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 8:00:25 AM

I support all the rule changes.

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Marc Hanson PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 8:01:24 AM

Sounds like a great plan good thinking. On Aug 5, 2015 9:07 PM, wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM

11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Gene Brill PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Camping reservation changes proposed Thursday, August 06, 2015 8:05:55 AM

These are all good ideas, making the process for reserving camping site a lot more customer friendly.   Thanks

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michael dees PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015 Thursday, August 06, 2015 8:08:35 AM

 Leave the group reservation procedures  as it is. I do a yearly camping trip and as it is I have a hard time getting reservation in the window of dates that I want because of large groups that flood the campground. I was so glad to hear this year that the group I fight against every year is decreased, then I read this. Last year there was over a hundred of them and I bet there was only one group reservation for the whole of them. So help families enjoy camping in your parks and stop large groups from taking over.   Michael Dees 

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Alison Loris PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD rule changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 8:11:34 AM

My husband and I spend a week every year, and sometimes additional shorter stays, at Oregon State Parks. We profoundly object to the new provision allowing a group to reserve 20 sites at once -- AND not pay a single registration fee!  This seriously impacts individuals and families in favor of large organized groups. It's often hard enough to get a site for a short family vacation. Why make it harder for us? -Alison Slow Loris Writer & Adventuress Bremerton, WA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "All we ever have is here, now."                        ~ Ursula K. LeGuin ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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J COSTA PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 8:13:39 AM

My wife and I have enjoyed staying at the parks very much. We think that the proposed rule changes would be a welcomed change by most of the quests, and visitors to the parks. Thank You Joe & Lorna Costa,... Langley, British Columbia

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Jon Van Arsdale PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Reservation Rule Changes Opinion Thursday, August 06, 2015 8:14:09 AM

Hello:   I like the change for the reservation window from two days to one day.   I also like the idea of cancelling reservations online, just like at Recreation.gov.   I think three days advance for cancelling yurts is too short, maybe two weeks would be better.   And I have no opinion on the last rule change.   Jon Van Arsdale

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Brad Keller PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD RE: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 8:14:45 AM

Thank you for the opportunity to comment on proposed changes.  I agree with the following 3 proposals, and have no opinion on the other, and I would note that I strongly support the proposal to 'change the reservation window from 2 days to 1'.

Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2015 23:54:25 -0700 From: [email protected] To: [email protected] Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator

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Dave PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 8:15:01 AM

All sounds good to us! Sent from my iPhone

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Mark Docherty PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 8:15:48 AM

I would support all four of the changes listed below. The rules are currently pretty restrictive, and these changes are for more customer-friendly. Thank you, Mark Docherty

From: "[email protected]" To: [email protected] Sent: Wednesday, August 5, 2015 8:09 PM Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes

Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall

Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702 * Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. Claudia Ciobanu OPRD Shield Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 4525687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Cat and Dan McLean PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD RE: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 8:16:10 AM

These all sound like good ideas.  You might be losing some revenue without cancellation fees, but in busier seasons, it may not matter.  We love your parks. Dan McLean.

Date: Tue, 4 Aug 2015 19:54:32 -0700 From: [email protected] To: [email protected] Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to:

Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Matt Close PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Public Comment Thursday, August 06, 2015 8:16:19 AM

Hello, Thank you for putting forth an opportunity to submit public comment. I believe the shortening of the days is acceptable. However, I think the cancellation fee should not be removed as last minute cancellation will more than likely mean an empty campsite and no revenue. I think $8 is very reasonable price to pay for canceling, especially when you change the cancellation deadline to last minute. If anything, the fee should be increased, maybe to $15? As someone who uses the parks often, I see this as a completely reasonable fee and we all know that the parks can use all the revenue they can get to keep them open for the future. I also do not agree with the individual site occupant information 2 months in advanced, this seems unnecessary. Thank you!  

Matthew Close 541.974.1263

   

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alxja6 PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Thursday, August 06, 2015 8:16:26 AM

I do think the $8.00 IS Way too much. The other changes sound great. Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

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Larry Mull PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed rule changes... Thursday, August 06, 2015 8:16:51 AM

Hello, Here are my thoughts regarding the proposed rule changes you are considering: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Agree with and support this change. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Agree with and support this change. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Agree with and support this change. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20,  Agree with and support this change. removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee,  Do Not support this change:  Group sites usage should be relatively well planned and is more costly to administer. and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. Do not understand the importance of this change, so I cannot comment.  Why is this information needed?

thanks, Larry -Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something! - Thomas Edison

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Bill PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Comments Thursday, August 06, 2015 8:18:56 AM

Add a link so veterans can make reservations on-line instead of having to call each time.  That would save money and time. Sent from my iPhone

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Ian McDonough PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed Amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. Thursday, August 06, 2015 8:19:17 AM

Specific Comments: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. YES Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. YES Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. YES Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. IT APPEARS THAT INSUFFICIENT RATIONALE IS PRESENTED IN THE SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS FOR THESE CHANGES. NO REFERENCE IS MADE TO THE "BENEFITS" OF GROUP CAMPING. NO REFERENCE IS MADE TO THE ONEROUS REQUIREMENT TO SUBMIT INDIVIDUAL SITE OCCUPANT INFORMATION TWO MONTHS BEFORE THE GROUP'S ARRIVAL DATE. From "Proposed Rule Changes - OAR 736-015-0015 (Reservations) - August 3, 2015" Page 5, the following subsections appear to be contradictory and no rationale is provided for the distinction, to wit: (c) A person must reserve a minimum of 20 individual overnight campsites for their group to qualify for group camping reservations. (e) Reservations made on the Internet for a group of 20 or more sites are not eligible for group camping . Ian D. McDonough 1101 Fulton St Newberg, OR 97132-1776 503 554 0595

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Jere Mclaurin PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 8:19:40 AM

I support most of the changes but have a concern with such a short notice for yurt cancellations. With such a short notice, do you anticipate being able to rent the yurt or will it usually go empty resulting in lost revenue? Thanks, Jere  On Aug 5, 2015, at 3:02 PM, [email protected] wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: *

Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Marvin Larsen PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Comments Thursday, August 06, 2015 8:24:02 AM

It all sounds good to me.    

Thanks Very Much,   Marvin Larsen Terminal Manager Diamond Line Delivery Systems - POR Cell - 503.515.7700 Email - [email protected]      

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Laurie Collins PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 8:24:05 AM

I recently came to the coast with my family to a group camping site. We had a wonderful time! The site was just perfect; however it was a short notice in planned trip. If you make the changes to the group sites to a 2 month reservation a head of time, we would never had been able to come. I feel that the parks are for the public to enjoy. Most of the changes that you are looking at will restrict the publics use in one way or another, and make it more difficult to use the parks, or make it more of a frustration for the public. Please don't make changes that make it harder for the public to enjoy the parks. They belong to all of us to share. Thank you Laurie Collins Sent from my iPhone

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Charles Hamlin PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed rule changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 8:24:42 AM

Reservation window from 2 days to 1. No. It doesn't give enough time to allow changes. Removing fee waivers is a good idea. Including  fees for reserving when the person making reservations does all the work. Cancelation fees need to stay in place along with time periods. People have become more and more untrustworthy over the years and they need to be held liable when others make reservations months in advance. 3 days is not enough time to recoup money. Noone will be looking for a space 3 days before they plan on coming. It leaves parks department open to too much of a  loss in revenue. When people make reservations they read the fine print and  understand. They need to be help responsible. As far as canceling online. I agree it is sufficient

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Margaret Stephens PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD RE: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 8:28:57 AM

I agree with these 3 proposed changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Groups:   requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

I do not agree with these proposed changes: Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee.  (It seems to me that reserving 20 sites in a park is too large a group and makes it harder for individuals to find a site,  and I see no reason groups should not pay the $8 fee or cancellation fee as individuals do.)

Thanks, Margaret Stephens 1830 23rd st NE  Salem OR 97301

Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2015 21:50:25 -0700 From: [email protected] To: [email protected] Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center.

Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401

Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Bonnie Kuppler PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Park reservation changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 8:29:43 AM

Changing reservation window sounds good.  Shortening cancelation window seems to be a possible money lose for the park as people lock in popular time slots then change their minds at last minute, I don't usually recheck a park once I see it's full.

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Keith McIntyre PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 8:32:01 AM

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The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.  

I would like to see all these implemented, provided they do not increase fees.  Maintaining low fees for regular campers should be the priority. Thanks for asking. Keith McIntyre 11137 SE Rimrock Dr. Happy Valley OR 97086

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SHEREE HOBSON PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD 2 month information window Thursday, August 06, 2015 8:34:33 AM

I am a wagon master for a church group.  Churches come in all sizes. Our church size would not allow for 20 sites.  I usually go for 14 sites every year and have had to cancel a couple every year.  Church members do not think about camping 3 months ahead of the date.  Church members mainly think in seasons.  If you ask for them to think of camping in late spring they are really going to say they aren’t ready to view that season yet.  After a couple years in my wagon master role, I have been able to engineer information readiness at  one month ahead of the camping.  That gives me one month to get campers to think on the topic and respond. Sheree Hobson

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Nancy Pearson PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD re: Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015 Thursday, August 06, 2015 8:34:52 AM

Good Morning, Regarding the following proposed changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

I am in full support of the first three but the fourth one seems unnecessarily restrictive to users if submission of individual site occupant information is required two month’s before the group’s arrival date. As a family member who sometimes reserves for my family reunions, we often don’t know exactly which family members (or even which family groups) are able to attend until the last minute. We reserve, and use the entire space, but can’t confirm exact occupancy with that kind of notice. Thank you, Nancy

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mbalocca.mb PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Thursday, August 06, 2015 8:35:17 AM

I definitely agree with the proposed changes. As an Oregon State Park user of almost 40 years. Sent on a Sprint Samsung Galaxy Note® 3

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Anne Keech PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 8:36:48 AM

Hi. I support the changes with one exception. The only thing that concerns me a little is increasing the number of reserved camp spots from 10 to 20. What will the impact be on the ability of tourists and and Oregonians in smaller groups to find available spots, particularly in summer when it is already pretty packed as is? Perhaps limit it to not high-season times of the year? Thanks for considering! Best, Anne Keech Portland OR On Wed, Aug 5, 2015 at 5:03 PM, wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Steve K. PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD FW: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 8:50:37 AM

I'm in favor of all 4 changes.  Seems like great logical ideas Steve

Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2015 23:45:21 -0700 From: [email protected] To: [email protected] Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department

Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Lonnie Sohm PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD RE: Considered Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 8:51:02 AM

All proposed changes sound acceptable.   I would like to propose a new change to add:  I believe that 25% of all campgrounds should be set aside for walk-up and drive-in campers.  I, like many others, do not have the luxury of pre-planning my outings, and of the 8 times I drive to the coast to camp spontaneously this summer I wound up driving for hours down the coast from one campground to another trying to find a camp site and eventually wound up driving back home.  Every place I went said they were full up, that they are booked solid all the way through the fall, and that they turn away hundreds of people every day.  Given that number of turn-away’s I think it would be a safe bet that there would be no loss of profit because camp sites aren’t filled.   I understand the world has become fully about greed and profits and making more and more no matter who gets effected by those decisions, but sometimes it would be nice if a company or a group or an entity decided to shirk the status quo and don some humanity, and this is one of those scenarios where this is a simple change with very little discernable financial impact, and everyone wins.  PLEASE make this change!  I don’t want to try to get this proposed bill passed through congress – I don’t have that kind of time!  J   Thank you.   Sincerely,   Lonnie Sohm

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Mark Cooksley PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Requested comments Thursday, August 06, 2015 8:51:57 AM

Here's my input on those things you are considering. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1.  YES Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center.  YES!!!! Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days.  YES Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.  YES Thanks for asking! Mark Cooksley, Puyallup , WA Oregon native Proverbs 3:5-6

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Danny Smith PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed OAR changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 8:52:14 AM

I am in favor of the proposed changes:

The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

Danny Smith Associate

DEI Electrical Consultants, Inc. 2205 N. Woodruff Rd. Suite 5 Spokane Valley, WA 99206 Office Phone 509/747-5139 Cell Phone 509/991-1694 Fax 509/623-1555   e-mail: [email protected]

 

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holly graham PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD consideration of changes to OregonAdministrative Rule 736-015-0015 Thursday, August 06, 2015 8:53:13 AM

If the reservation window means how soon before the date a camp spot can be reserved, then I say, yes, change it to one day. It makes sense to allow online cancellations if you take online reservations. As a person who likes to make reservations for camp spots, I don’t think it is a good idea to change the yurt and cabin cancellation window from one month to three days. One month is definitely too long, but three days allows people to be irresponsible and take up spots that others are serious about using. I think a weeks notice would be fair. Changing group sites to 20 is a GREAT idea. I think it is fair to require a cancellation fee for a group site as they seem to be in great demand. I would say about a week prior. I don’t know what the $8 fee waiver is. Since I have never been able to get a group site I don’t know about the submission of site occupant information is  .Firstly, I would wonder why you need to know who will be in the site. Secondly, why would you need this information two months beforehand? Thank you for the opportunity to weigh in on these issues. Holly Graham and Keith Simonson

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Pamela PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD I am in favor of all the proposed rules. Thursday, August 06, 2015 8:55:17 AM

    Thank You,   Pamela J Lord Diversified Marine, Inc. Executive Assistant 503-289-2669  

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Terri Moore PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Thursday, August 06, 2015 8:55:35 AM

I feel this is a step in the right direction. I also feel you need to add one more--if you made reservation and showed up and decide to stay another night or more---YOU should NOT have to pay the $8 reservation fee--since you are there in person.  $8 reservation fee should be for online reservations only.

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Badizadegan, Majeed PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Comments on camping Thursday, August 06, 2015 8:55:54 AM E8F5AEB1-755E-422E-9A62-5B39EF39AC90[43].png ADE3BCD3-3619-4661-9ABB-61852C3C763D[43].png 3F6498AF-1B36-432A-AD8C-856F99B94FA8[43].png 7D267617-852A-4E7A-BFEF-6A08EC3EBE02[43].png 2F4B640B-2273-4A22-AC0D-71EF717C132B[43].png

I belive Oregon campgrounds allow people to schedule TOO FAR in advance. It takes the fun out of camping when all the good sites are gone a very long time in advance.  I suggest 1-3 months in advance for registration… Yosemite does something similar and I think Oregon should follow suit: http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/camping.htm Majeed Badizadegan | New Media Coordinator Department of Recreational Sports | Oregon State University 211 Dixon Recreation Center | Corvallis, OR 97331 (Voice) 541-737-3507 (Fax) 541-737-6832

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Catherine PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 8:57:16 AM

I support the changes.  Catherine Day Sent from my iPhone On Aug 4, 2015, at 7:44 PM, [email protected] wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy

Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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gckerwin . PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Rule changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 9:04:01 AM

I am in favor of the purposed rule changes.   Thank you, -Gregory Kerwin

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Michael Carion PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Public Comment Thursday, August 06, 2015 9:05:33 AM

I agree with all of the proposed changes! Thank you Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. 

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Lisa Smith PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 9:14:52 AM

I received an e-mail from you that states OPRD is considering the following rule changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. All of these sound like they will make the process much simpler for me as a user so I definitely support these changes. Thank you for asking my opinion and thank you for making these changes! Lisa Smith

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JUNE DELCAMPO PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD RE: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 9:26:36 AM

I spend my summers on the coast camping. since reserve america took over the park camping system, there are no more first come first serve spots left in the campgrounds. also I can't camp for more than one day without a reservation. I was in serveral state campgrounds with many spots open, but reserved and unused. I feel that the new changes will inable campers to cancel and open up the sites. I also want to add that since the resereving of camping sites on line and the lack of first come first serve spots have made it very inconvient for spontanious camping weekends. in the past there was a 5 day limit on first come first serve sites. Are the powers that be really making more money for these types of inconviences. or is it not about the money. 

Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2015 16:24:29 -0700 From: [email protected] To: [email protected] Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator

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Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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ninamwhitney PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD RE: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 9:27:34 AM

I would like to send my public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. I support all of the following proposed changes:

Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. Thank you, Nina Whitney

-------- Original message -------From: [email protected] Date: 08/05/2015 11:18 PM (GMT-08:00) To: [email protected] Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

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Robin Smith PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Public comment about rule change Thursday, August 06, 2015 9:29:56 AM

The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1.                  Yes, this will allow more opportunity for last minute reservations and fill empty sites.     Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center.                  Yes, online has replaced "snail mail" and calling.  It is faster and smoother Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days.                 One month seems too long and 3 days seems too short.  I think one week is fair to change or cancel.  Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.                  Yes increasing the sites and removing the $8.00 waiver is fair.  Requiring submission of site occupant info two months                  prior to group arrival is confusing.  Is this the last date to be able to reserve a site?  When is the first date to reserve?                   There needs to be a window.  Two months before arrival seems too long.  It should be two weeks.   I hope this is helpful,  Robin Smith

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD (no subject) Thursday, August 06, 2015 9:34:04 AM

those change sound good but one more you should change is the paying for all nights up front, go back to the one night deposit, make it a lot easier for a lot of people that save for trips. because by the time they are ready to pay you cant get a site as they are are all booked up, it is like pulling teeth to get a camp site these days. or you can maybe not be able to book so far in advance.     thank you pennie Turpin

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Pam Byrne PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Thursday, August 06, 2015 9:36:12 AM

I agree with the proposals. Pam Byrne

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Perri Zepeda PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD public comment feedback Thursday, August 06, 2015 9:39:37 AM

I agree with all the proposed changes. All reasonable this day in age. Thank you! Perri Zepeda

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Patty PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD vote, yes to all Thursday, August 06, 2015 9:42:07 AM

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Patricia Sullivan PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 9:42:15 AM

Hello, As a frequent visitor of Oregon's campgrounds, I think that all of the mentioned changes are within reason. I know that on a couple of occasions, I have had to cancel reservations after the cancellation time-frame because of unforeseen events. Thank you for asking for public input. Sincerely, Patricia Marshall

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Kimber Warden PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Feedback on proposed changes to 736-015-0015 Thursday, August 06, 2015 9:42:48 AM

Yes! Except... I support all of the proposed changes to OAR 736-015-0015 regarding State Park Reservations, with one exception. The whole bill seems aimed at making it easier to make and cancel reservations, which is a good thing. Online reservations should make the process easy. Individual Occupants of a Group Reservation However, the new group reservation requirement that individual site occupant information be submitted two months before the group's arrival date seems unreasonable. It's often not possible to know the exact group event attendees so long before the event. Ordinary people don't generally commit to an event so far in the future. Why not just accept the event organizer's personal information and make him/her personally responsible for all of the sites reserved? If you MUST have individual occupant information for some reason that I don't understand, perhaps you could only require it the day of arrival or perhaps a day or two ahead of time, when the event organizer has the most current list? I see no reason to make planning a large event such as a family reunion more difficult than it already is. Thank you for your attention. Kimber Warden 19026 Indian Springs Rd Lake Oswego, OR 97035 503.267.6392

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Stephanie Brenden PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Rule changes input Thursday, August 06, 2015 9:43:39 AM

I would like to make a comment on these rules changes. 1. Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1- not sure what this means exactly, but it is very difficult to make a reservation for camping in the middle of a week, because people will reserve a whole week just to get the spot they want. 2. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. - I like this, would be much more convenient. 3. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.- Would not having a cancellation fee apply to individual reservations also? That would be nice. Thanks, Stephanie Brenden

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N RICHMOND PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 9:48:44 AM

Providing the on-line information is updated to reflect changes as they occur, they would pose no deterrent to being changed.   Park User,   Nelda Richmond 

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Myron PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 9:53:35 AM

Hello, So what exactly is: "Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1." ?  Thanks.

From: "OPRD Publiccomment" To: [email protected] Sent: Wednesday, August 5, 2015 9:41:32 PM Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected] By Mail: Please send written comments to:

Oregon Parks & Recreation Department

Attn: Public Comment

725 Summer St NE, Suite C

Salem, OR 97301 Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall

Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM

89814 Cape Arago Hwy

Coos Bay, OR 97420

Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702 * Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued

support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

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Jackie Hoth PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 9:53:54 AM

Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. This is the only rule that will make a difference to our group.   We have an annual church campout and have been at Ft Stevens State Park for the last 2 years.  Last year, we reserved 79 sites for 3 nights (Th-Sun) at 9am exactly 9 months prior to our arrival date this August at a cost of $6881.  This is a very large amount of money for our church.   If you remove the $8 fee waiver, the cost to book our sites 9 months in advance will be increased by $632.  We included the $8 fee when we charged our participants for their sites.  If they were not able to arrive on Thursday, I changed their reservation and used the extra $8 collected to cover the change fee.   About 1/3 of the sites were changed or cancelled.  The $8 collected for the remaining sites was used to pay for a camp meal.   We began our registration process in March this year for an August campout.  Most of the registrations came in May and June.  We have found that people are slow to commit to summer events.  We cut registration off at the end of June and still had people calling for sites in July.  I did not cancel open sites until the week before we arrived.  Therefore, I would not have accurate registration info until a week before arrival.  I don’t understand the need to submit site occupant info two months prior to the arrival date.  The spreadsheet that I faxed to Ft Stevens was not updated to our registrations, all of the sites were still listed under my name (wagonmaster).  The spreadsheet was put on a clipboard at the Ranger’s Station for reference if someone did not remember their site number.  I was not allowed to post an 8.5x11 sheet of paper with our campsite directory at the Ranger Station.  I was concerned that someone would register for the wrong site number and it would not be checked against the spreadsheet unless they were unsure.  I also called to find out if there was a way that I could update the online registrations with the correct occupant, but would have been charged $8 for each site.   We had approximately 250 people attend the campout this year.  Everyone was very pleased with the park and enjoyed themselves.  Anything you can do to assist groups of our size would be greatly appreciated.    Thank you,   Jackie Hoth Sonrise Church Hillsboro, OR 503-640-2449 x227

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Gormally, Kate PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Thursday, August 06, 2015 9:56:47 AM

I agree with the changes

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George Dragseth PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Thursday, August 06, 2015 9:56:58 AM

1 You should be able to cancel at the  ranger station for a fee. 2 The price of the unit should be increased.

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Comment on Proposed Amendments Thursday, August 06, 2015 9:58:52 AM

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. I would agree Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. let the customer option to cancel. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. I would agree Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, ( I disagree on waiver and removing cancellation of $8.00)  .and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. I feel two months is a bit to long. I would suggest 14 days. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: Rich

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Joan Renne PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD proposed changes to reservation system. Thursday, August 06, 2015 10:00:50 AM

We are not in favor of changing the reservation time from 2 days to 1 day because if the computers are not running correctly, the parks will not be aware of incoming reservations and will result in people being turned away when the site is actually available for drop ins. -Joan & Everett Renne 503-319-8225

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Kathryn Shorts PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Thursday, August 06, 2015 10:05:18 AM

I think that the proposed changes make sense and will be more convenient for the public.  Especially changing the reservation window.  -Kathryn Shorts Learning Center Operations Manager Week of Welcome Coordinator 541.962.3281

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Marvin Brown PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. Thursday, August 06, 2015 10:16:36 AM

Wishing to comment on the rule changes per the above referenced Adm rule.   I wish to let the commission be advised that favor is found with these changes that you are in the process of having adopted. They all seem fair and consistent with good business practices for the area they fall in.  We appreciate the opportunities of being able to use the Oregon State Parks from time to time and appreciate their availability and the good condition you keep them in.   Sincerely, Marvin K Brown 1714 N Beach St Boise, ID 83706

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Peter Marcovici PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 10:17:01 AM

Hi Claudia, I support all of these changes. Sounds like great ideas to me. Thank you, Peter Marcovici On Thu, Aug 6, 2015 at 10:13 AM, wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: *

Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Public Comment Thursday, August 06, 2015 10:17:08 AM

I would very much appreciate changing the reservation window to 1 day.   Canceling online would be very helpful as long as there is a double check "You are canceling reservation ______ is this what you intend to do"  just as a precaution. The one month cancellation for a deluxe yurt to a cabin is far too long. three days is appropriate.  I have no thoughts on the group reservations. One thing I would like to see  - I may make a reservation for my family but I may not be the first person to check in or maybe I cannot come till the next day. I would like to be able to name the person checking in so it does not have to be me. I appreciate the opportunity, I love our State Parks! Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

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Matt Reynolds PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 10:18:12 AM

Comments at the end of each point. Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. !! What does this change, effectively?  I'm not sure what a reservation window is in this context. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. !! Great! Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. !! Great as well!  If possible, please create a way for people to get alerts when people cancel cabins within a week of their reservation so I could take a "quick trip" if a cabin/yurt became free! Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. !! No opinion.

On Wed, Aug 5, 2015 at 8:23 PM wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department

Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

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Mark Gehring PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Comments on park rules Thursday, August 06, 2015 10:24:40 AM

We are in favor of all of these changes. I would like to suggest the following - that the reservation fee be reduced for one night stays. $8 fee on a $20 reservation seems onerous. We would expect your average reservation is about 3 days, so in our opinion a one day reservation should only be, say, $3. Since we end up going to several parks in several days, you will still collect a similar amount to your average now. Thank you, Mark and Mary Kay Gehring Portland, OR

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Oregon Park Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 10:25:58 AM

I approve of the changes.

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Patrick Gorman PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 10:30:55 AM

Please see below… On Aug 6, 2015, at 9:41 AM, [email protected] wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. While a realtime reservation system would be the best, this is a step in the right direction. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Good change. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Good change. Gives incentive for someone to cancel their reservation on relatively short notice thus making yurts, cabins… available for others versus leaving vacant. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. Good change.

There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department   Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Lorelei Vaughn Jossart PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Use of State Parks Thursday, August 06, 2015 10:43:08 AM

Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. That would be helpful at times, for sure.  I don't always know where I will want to be when, because I often am considering the weather and the health of a family member.

Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Yes, nothing wrong with that, especially if I don't have the phone number with me when on a trip.  I don't think there should be an $8 fee for every move I make.

Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. I don't use those, but I'm sure it would be nice for those who do.

Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. I can see where this would be helpful for groups, although I'm not crazy about groups.  They get together and become obnoxious enough as it is.  They say they want to "get away" then they want to group-up somewhere, doesn't make any sense to me.  If they are a group, they want to be close together and probably would take up a great chunk of camping space.  I am a life-long Oregonian, as were my direct descendants back to at least 1880 in the same county, and it's a bummer never to be able to find a camping space in my own state.  I have to forget about using a campground in summer because they are such a mob scene with Californians and all. Thank you. Lorelei A. Jossart Walton, Oregon

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Geoffrey Stark PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Public comment Thursday, August 06, 2015 10:47:37 AM

Without penalties for cancellation, more and more people will make reservations without due consideration

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llri PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Thursday, August 06, 2015 10:53:19 AM

In favor Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

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C Randall PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. comments to proposed changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 11:03:31 AM

Dear Oregon Parks and Rec. department:

I have the following comments on the proposed amendents: The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1.   Yes, agree Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Yes, agree  Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Disagree, this does not give enough time to take another group. I think one week would be better. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.  I think you should have a cancellation fee, if they cancel after the one week deadline, also $8.00 is very reasonable.

Thank you for your consideration of our comments. Sincerely, Claire Randall PDX Fencing

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Kathleen Ford PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Sounds GREAT!!! Thursday, August 06, 2015 11:06:53 AM

YEH.......ON waiving the "cancellation" fee..k -Kathleen Ford 2110 NE Wells Acres Rd. Bend, OR 97701 541-389-3725

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed Camping Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 11:19:29 AM

We like to enjoy trailer camping at Oregon State Parks. These changes will be helpful to us as we often go camping on a moment’s notice, if we get the chance to go. With families often having lots of commitments, this will allow them to enjoy camping at parks with less planning time prior to leaving. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to send you are comments on this matter. We have the utmost respect for Oregon State Parks superior maintenance of grounds, restrooms and politeness in dealing with patrons. Mona Easley Corvallis, OR Sent from Windows Mail

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed Changes Reservation System Thursday, August 06, 2015 11:22:23 AM

I think the proposed changes to the reservation system are good and ease the whole process for camping.  Thank you for requesting input. Jim Hendryx 8448 SW Lafayette Way Wilsonville, Oregon 97070 541 598-5955 Sent from Windows Mail

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Kashubin, Pavel PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD RE: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 11:28:22 AM

Hello,   Thanks for the opportunity to comment on the rule changes.   I support the first three changes,   The fourth proposed change for groups is going the opposite where I think it should .   I have organized group camps for our church group a few times, and in my experience it is very difficult to put a large group (~20 sites) together. The issue is that people won’t commit until the last day, and having an exact list 2 month before the arrival date is just  impossible. I would go the opposite way, lowering group site number to 5-7 or what it probably should be a floating number depending on the individual group campsite configuration. (i.e. up to campground manager to set that number). Fee can stay per reservation, that is negligible. Cancellation fee should be at least $8 per site or 1 day fee per site if cancelled less them 1 month before. Perhaps with exception for very poor weather conditions (i.e stormy weather) . That will make organizers serious about following through. I would not request occupant information 2 months in advance – why is that required? Background check?? If needed, require to provide a list of organizers (could be proportional to size of group) , their affiliation (ie. school, church, club, etc.), but requiring an entire list 2 months before is not feasible. Knowing affiliation can make it easier to ensure security – if that is the reason for getting the name list.     Thanks, Pavel     From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Thursday, August 06, 2015 9:04 AM To: Kashubin, Pavel Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes

Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1.

Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected] By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301 Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702 * Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. Claudia Ciobanu

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Josi Campbell PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 11:29:07 AM

The new rules all sound like a change for the better.   E-Ya Later, Josi  

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Ann D. PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Rule changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 11:30:45 AM

Hello, I agree with the proposed role rule changes.

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Robert Hanna PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Reservations Thursday, August 06, 2015 11:32:59 AM

One policy I would like see changed affected me this summer.  I discovered I could stay an extra day, but the campsite I reserved was not available for that extra day, but another site was available.  To make the change I had to pay an extra reservation fee. -Bob Hanna Salem First Christian Church www.salemfcc.org

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LuAnne Boettiger PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Public comment Thursday, August 06, 2015 11:45:40 AM

All the changes will make access easier and more up to date. Thank you for considering theses changes LuAnne Boettiger Sent from my iPhone

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patrick parton PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD comment Thursday, August 06, 2015 11:49:57 AM

How much are these proposals and the implementation of stated proposals estimated to cost. The existing  rules are reasonable. If the cost is substantial the money would be better spent on park improvements, such as more or cheaper rental boats. sincerely, Patrick.

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD requiring registratio information on all group sites far in advance Thursday, August 06, 2015 11:52:11 AM

As a family member who has organized and participated in many family reunions at wonderful state parks I know it would be impossible to know far in advance who can make it. Family reunions include very elderly frail people as wells parents with young children, and others with jobs that create difficulty in knowing far in advance if they can be able to travel to a reunion. Please reconsider your rule changes that would make family get-togethers impossible. Thank you for the opportunity to make comments. Melody Caldera 541-888-5826

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Mike Bounds PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 11:55:24 AM

Good ideas. Should be a real improvement.  

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Luis Alexis Pereira PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD The department is considering the following changes: Thursday, August 06, 2015 11:55:35 AM

I am 100% agree with this changes ... my vote is Yes to all of the following  Luis Pereira 

The department is considering the following changes:

Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s

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mij bradley PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Reservation changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 11:55:56 AM

Sirs: Simply put, these changes look fair and reasonable to me. I have used your reservation help many times and this all looks good; especially the allowance of less time to get out of a reservation for a cabin or yurt. Ones' situation can change pretty fast and the cabins are always booked full it seems. Sincerely, Mij Bradley

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Pam Lestanguet PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 12:02:20 PM

These changes seem acceptable to me. The longer notification for groups is much, much longer, but if you are planning a large group excursion, you should be making plans that far in advance anyway, so should be fine. Thank you, Pam Ramirez Lestanguet Sent from my iPhone

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Pam Mills PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD RE: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 12:04:25 PM

I would love to see all these changes take place.  I changed my reservation by phone and was charged $8 for a 30 second call and charged $8 to make reservation.  So $16 just to fees.  Last park we had a motor home and a car and we were also charged $7 for parking the car on the same pad taking up no additional space but charged.  Cancelling or changing on line would be nice too. Thanks,  

Pam  

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  Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]   By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301  

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702 * Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD  

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Robert Andersen PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Response to proposed changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 12:06:53 PM

I like the changes. I think this will make it easier for people to change plans in these times where it's hard to know what you are going to be doing until the last minute.

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Nola Belding PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Response to survey Thursday, August 06, 2015 12:12:43 PM

We are very supportive of the proposed changes (below) to the Oregon State Park reservation system to simplify the process.   Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.   We also encourage you to remove all cancellation fees for reservations cancelled more than 24 hours in advance of the reservation date.     Thank you,   Pat & Nola Belding 69442 Ox Yoke Sisters, Oregon   97759

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Darrell PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD proposed changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 12:14:52 PM

I approve and encourage these(below) changes! The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to email or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

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Ron Cook PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Thursday, August 06, 2015 12:17:16 PM

I like all of the changes you have listed I feel it is a good idea

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Marge Nielsen PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Oregon changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 12:18:22 PM

I agree  with the proposed changes to the Oregon State Park. Margaret Nielsen

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PATRICK H ACKERMAN PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD RE: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 12:18:31 PM

It is hard enough to make a reservation as it is now. Cutting it down to  1 day will plug up the computer lines. Not all of us have time to sit in front of a computer that continually gets slower. We have long been a supporter of the parks system  and being over at Cape Lookout yesterday the system is charging $31.00/day for full hookups many of the senors and younger people cannot afford this Thank you Pat Ackerman   Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2015 10:40:17 -0700 From: [email protected] To: [email protected] Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

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Jerry Hubbard PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Reservations Thursday, August 06, 2015 12:23:02 PM

I support the changes as I have used the reservation system several times this year.  The department is considering the following changes: •       Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. •       Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. •       Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. •       Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. Jerry Hubbard, Retired CFM, IFMA Fellow 541-390-9798 17065Azusa Road, Sunriver, OR 97707 Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail.

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Debby Mix PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD CHANGES Thursday, August 06, 2015 12:31:29 PM

New rules sound great to me.  Allows for a lot more flexibility for the customer.  Thanks Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

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roger nelson PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 12:32:05 PM

Sounds okay with me.       Roger

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Luisa Simone PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Public Comments Thursday, August 06, 2015 12:32:55 PM tadpole_frog_icon.png luisa_simone.vcf

The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. I AGREE with this. I think it allows people who may want to drive through Oregon to shelter for only one night at each location. No downside that I can see, unless it creates lots of 1-day vacancies in the reservation system that aren't filled and thereby reduces occupancy. The only way to know this is to try it and keep meticulous records. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. I AGREE with this. I'm assuming that you would have some sort of online cancellation mechanism in place on the Website. The system would need to send receipts or confirmations to all of the involved parties. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. I DISAGREE with this rule. I understand that 1 month might be too long a time period for cancellations...but 3 days will encourage people to hold onto reservations until the last minute. I believe that as a result the parks will wind up with folks hogging reservations. In my opinion, 3 days does not put the yurt, cabin or horse camp spot back on the reservation system with sufficient time for other people to reserve. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. I DISAGREE with this. Increasing the number of sites necessary for group qualification arbitrarily discriminates against families or other groups not affiliated with a large organization. I also think that 2 months notification of occupant information should be reduced to 1 month notification. Thank you for soliciting public opinion. Hope this helps! Luisa Simone   -tadpole graphics

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jEFFREY dORIAN PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 12:34:56 PM

They all sound great!  May the force be with you! Sent from Windows Mail

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Diane Spencer PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Group Camping Thursday, August 06, 2015 12:35:20 PM

Our group camped at Ft. Stevens the week of July 12th. I was a little concerned to hear there was some talk about eliminating the group camping. It was our 2nd year at Ft. Stevens and we plan to continue camping there as long as we can. Our group is typically 30-35 sites. As you well know, it's difficult to find a place that allows a group our size with reasonable prices. My opinion is I'm willing to make whatever changes are determined necessary to order to keep group camping as an option. When the reservations are made 9 months in advance it's not a problem to have camper information, etc. turned in early or to make changes to the reservations. 

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Paul Troolines PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD ORA Rule 736-015-0015 Thursday, August 06, 2015 12:36:37 PM

Hi,  These sound like great improvements in Service.  I hope these all pass. Thanks for asking for input. Sincerely, Paul M. Troolines

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Hank Bernard PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Park rule changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 12:44:00 PM

Dear Oregon State Park representatives, All the changes on the e-mail to me seem fine except the individual campsite reservation. It should stay the same 2 days ahead or even be extended to 3. This makes it much easier for drop in campers to know a bit ahead if a site will be reserved.  Reservations are important but there are always those who  don’t live on a schedule and want to just go somewhere. Please continue to make your parks available to a degree to non-reservation customers Thank you Henry and Judith Bernard

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John Miller PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Thursday, August 06, 2015 12:44:32 PM

As an Oregon parks user, I commend you for the proposed changes. I wish that WA parks would institute similar rules

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MORGAN Holly * OPRD PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Division 15 Thursday, August 06, 2015 12:44:33 PM

Interested Parties,   The public comment period is open for rulemaking that amends the reservation process. Please refer to http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/RULES/Pages/Rulemaking%20Notices.aspx for details on Division 15, including rulemaking hearing dates and locations.       Holly Morgan Communications & Research Division Oregon Parks & Recreation Dept. 725 Summer St. NE Suite C Salem, OR 97301 503-986-0803 [email protected]   

   

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Rog Lee PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed Rule changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 12:45:26 PM

Good Afternoon, Don't understand why for groups the number of sites need to be increased from 10 to 20 and two months submission of occupant info 2 months ahead.  It seems this would discourage group access....is that the intent? Could you help me understand the reason for the rule change......abuse of the system, costs, etc?????? Regards,    Roger Lee Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

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Ronald Dion PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD OPRD Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 12:47:47 PM

All good ideas. Sent from my iPad

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Mike Crider PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 12:55:57 PM

I strongly agree with these changes that are proposed.   Thank you,    

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Thursday, August 06, 2015 1:08:09 PM

Question. Are these recommendations made by the State Parks? If so I am in favor of administration processes that work for the State. The parks are wonderfully taken care of now and any change that works for the State Parks works for us. If these recommendations come from outside but Parks don't see any advantage to helping them do a better job then the answer is don't change a thing. On the other hand if our State Parks administrators feel good about these changes than we are in favor. Thanks Folks you are doing a great Job Sincerely John & Carolyn Dawson

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Bob Blyth PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD RE: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 1:19:48 PM

My initial reaction to the proposed changes is positive.  The reservation window and online improvements recognize advancements in technology and increase the Parks user's experience.   For the other two bullet points my concerns center around what the potential fiscal implications are. The changes show that the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is looking to make the process more flexible and user friendly, which is commendable, but at the same time I feel it would be important to know how revenues might be impacted especially in relation to the change in the cancellation policy which could lead to greater vacancy rates at the parks as customers can cancel much closer to reservation dates (for yurts, cabins, etc.).  I also worry that there could be much more "speculative" reservations that would tie up available park resources as people plan vacations, place reservations just in case, then cancel 4 days before arrival. Thus leading to greater vacancies and lost revenue.  This practice, I believe, is currently tempered by the one month cancelation policy which not only makes people more careful in their vacation planning but also provides for a larger window of time where canceled reservations that would not yield revenue, could be filled by other vacationers.   I do not have any experience with the group reservation process so I won't comment on that item other than the revenue question. I do want to say that I appreciate you seeking user input as you make changes. The Oregon Parks system is a great treasure and I am very thankful for all those employees and volunteers who work so hard to keep this resource as wonderful as you do.   Sincerely,   Bob Blyth

  Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2015 12:09:50 -0700 From: [email protected] To: [email protected] Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes

Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM

11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Karen Haslam PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 1:21:48 PM

These all seem very positive proposals to us. Graham and Karen Haslam

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Barbara Blaszak PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 1:23:26 PM

I agree with all the proposals.  Thank you.

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Carolyn Morin PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 1:26:31 PM

I think the most important rule change that I would like to see are allowing cancellations of deluxe yurts and cabins with no penalty for up to 3 days before arrival. People get sick, things come up, and plans have to change. Thank you.

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John Korec PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed rule changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 1:32:06 PM

My wife and I are out of state users of Oregon's State Parks. The proposed changes look fine to us. Thank you. John & Carol Korec

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Tabitha Henricksen PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changes to reservation system Thursday, August 06, 2015 1:38:48 PM

Excellent changes! Especially happy to see the reservation window narrowed to one day. 

Tabitha Henricksen Marketing Coordinator & Contract Admin 503-749-4949 • 503-749-4950 fax • ModernBuildingSystems.com

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Christopher Putrzenski PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD OPRD Proposed changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 1:44:01 PM

To whom it may concern, I support these changes as they appear to make the system more user-friendly and client satisfaction centered. I especially like changing the reservation window to 1 day, as I enjoy spontaneous camping trips during the winter months. This 1 day window will accommodate my plans (or lack there of) much easier. If you have any questions, or would like further commentary, please feel free to write me at this e mail, or call me at 541-326-7794 Respectfully, Chris Putrzenski

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Patrick PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Comments Thursday, August 06, 2015 1:44:27 PM

It appears that those changes will increase the flexibility for campers. If that is the goal then I think that those would be some great changes. On our visit the two day reservation window was a bit awkward for us, because we were on a road trip down the coast and were not exactly sure where we would be. On a side note the parks are amazing.

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Raingard Kuhse PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed rule changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 1:46:48 PM

I Agree with current proposed rule changes. Thank you, Raingard Kuhse

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Millerinbend PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 1:47:25 PM

Yes, Cameron Miller here.  I like and agree with ALL 4 of the changes noted concerning OAR 736-0150015.  Thank You! 541-815-1220     -----Original Message----From: OPRD.Publiccomment To: millerinbend Sent: Wed, Aug 5, 2015 9:29 pm Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd

Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702 * Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks.

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Colleen Fletcher PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD One camper"s Public Comment to Proposed changes to OAR 736-015-0015 Thursday, August 06, 2015 1:56:10 PM

I have been using the Oregon State Parks system for many, many years. My comments are below in red. Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Because plans often change up to the last minute, I think this is an incredible idea. This way, people might be more likely to make reservations, knowing that they can cancel the day before if needed. This also opens up spots for potential campers who plan to be in the area to grab a cancelled site at the last minute. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. The convenience of cancelling reservations online would be very helpful, granted, of course, that the reservations could be automatically updated in ACTUAL time. If not, the convenience would still be a welcome feature for those needing to make changes. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Once again, this would be really helpful to campers because plans change at the last minute for so many reasons. It would also bring people back to your reservation site more often, knowing that previously reserved sites may be opening up again due to cancellation. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. The first part of this change sounds good -- increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee.  As for the second part, it seems a little unusual to request individual occupant info 2 months before the arrival date. I'm unsure of the purpose for this, other than making sure that you have a list of campers for their safety and the safety of others (maybe avoiding a previously banned individual -- if the Parks system even bans people). Thanks for the opportunity to give input. I love the Oregon State Parks Department -- thanks for all that you do!!

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Duane Kloser PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Group Camping Thursday, August 06, 2015 2:03:09 PM

Proposal:Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.  I am totally against changing the minimum number required from 10 to 20.  It is very difficult for small churches to get 20 families to sign up 9 months in advance.  The cost of camping is getting very expensive with the rates at $29 for individual camp sites.  If you remove the $8 fee waver, it will just make it more difficult for families to do it.  This is the only incentive for the wagon master to do the work and allow the group to have sites together.   The WEB site should allow the wagon master to enter all the information for the group sites.  I had a terrible experience at Ft. Steven this years, where none of the information for the individual sites was entered into the computer, even though they had the information on time.  Making the time sooner (2 months) will  make things even more difficult because you have last minute additions and cancellations to fill the sites because you have to make an estimate of how many sites you need 9 months earlier.  I just wish there were more group sites available where they were in a circle that really makes it a group site.   Thanks for listening.         Duane & Chris Kloser

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Thursday, August 06, 2015 2:08:50 PM

These changes are excellent.  Keep going in that direction   Rod Woodson

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Mythic Road PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD reservation changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 2:10:32 PM

I think easing up the reservation system is a great idea. I also think that  there should be more open campsites, cabins, yurts , etc for spontaneous travelers. carol freya soth Mythic Road Project [email protected] www.mythcroad.com 541 829 8204

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Karey Basche PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Policy change comment Thursday, August 06, 2015 2:13:36 PM

I feel that 7 days, not 3 would be sufficient for Felix yurts, horse camps etc. that leaves a better window for someone to book a site should it be cancelled. Sent from my iPhone

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Margot Thompson PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Feedback on proposed policy changes at OPRD Thursday, August 06, 2015 2:14:03 PM

Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. This would be much more convenient for me as a camper and user of the reservation process. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. - This is much more flexible for camping plans where families are coming from multiple directions to the campground. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. -  It seems to me waiving fees is a great benefit to campers.  If Oregon Parks can afford the loss of these revenues, then this is a good thing. from:  Margot R Thompson          Camper

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moonmoonette PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD RE: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 2:17:30 PM

We will not be coming this weekend because of the smoke.  [email protected]   From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Wednesday, August 05, 2015 10:06 PM To: [email protected] Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes

Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected] By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301 Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420

Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702 * Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Randy Hutton PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD New Rule Proposal Thursday, August 06, 2015 2:17:43 PM

They all seem good to me. Makes it more user friendly. Thanks Randy

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 2:21:12 PM

The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. This is a good idea, especially great for winter months when 'last minute' bookings could be made if the weather is nice! Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. I agree, this would be very convenient and efficient. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. 3 days does not seem like enough...perhaps 2 weeks.  Cabins and Yurts (not familiar with horse) require extra organization and planning for and are very desirable for people.  It seems like it should be more difficult/expensive to back out out of commitments. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. Have not reserved groups sites before, so this is an uneducated opinion...but...not sure why any fees would be waived, unless they are charged on each indivdual site, group camps should pay all fees as well, occupant info 2 months in advance seems like a long time .  :)   But I'll assume that there is a need for it as perhaps group camps book very far in advance. Keep up the great work!!  I love Oregon State Parks!! Malcolm

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Jerry Schleining SR PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Response to Public Comments Thursday, August 06, 2015 2:22:53 PM

Comments: involving the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Not sure I see the advantage? Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Assuming the E Mails will not create more of Admin burden on the Parks Department; ok, but will there be a confirmation response? Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. OK, but will there be notice that the Yurks, Cabins and Horse Camps are open and available once cancelled? Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. 10 is ok, 20 in a group is a Mob in the Parks. and Keep the $8 fee's.  The park service can better use the funding.

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Jim Den PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Administrative rules Thursday, August 06, 2015 2:22:58 PM

Oregon State Parks, I would be in favor of changing the reservation window to 1 day. I would be in favor canceling reservations online.   Another change I would like to see is allowing born in Oregon and long time residents of the state,65 to 70 years, be able to camp free for a limited time. like the disabled vets do. Or allow persons who have served in the National Guard for 6 or more years and having been born in Oregon and are 65 to 70 years old camp free for a limited time. The state fish and wild life have a free hunting and fishing license for long time residents. The national parks have a free pass for senior citizen. It would be nice if Oregon had one for its residents.   It is time the parks do something for the born in Oregon and long time resident. I was born in Oregon over 71 years ago and severed in the National Guard a little less than 8 years.   Jim Den [email protected] 503-667-0127

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Rashell Ambrosini PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD RE: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 2:25:28 PM

We've camped in Oregon for many years up and down the coast, the Willamette Valley and the Columbia River Gorge.  In the early days simply showing up after the day's travel was adequate for us in obtaining a campsite.  In later years, we've appreciated the ability to make reservations ahead of time, coupled w/ the ability to look at the campground map (pdf) online.    We've never had to cancel a reservation, nor have we ever used a horse camp site or a group site.  Being the most familiar w/ how regular reservations work, I can see the benefit of the proposed changes.   I'm especially in favor of narrowing the anonymity feature within a large group, especially if the sites proposed will double.  Registering someone from each site will offer OSP personnel the ability to seek out a responsible person per site rather than try finding the one person who did the paperwork, as needs arise.  We have heard comments from park personnel when large groups are expected.  The gist of the commentary is....brace yourselves.  The proposed changes will be a tremendous help for personnel, I'm sure.   I also can't say enough about your OSP Camping Guide.  I've gotten one every 2 years for some time now and pass my old ones on to other campers who are new to OSP.   We'll be on our way to Champoeg Historical Site for a few days in September with our little dog who is a good camper.  due to an eye injury reducing my vision, we've reserved an ADA spot this year.  We're looking forward to being back up in that area after camping at Tumalo near Bend for the last three years which was a thoroughly enjoyable park and area.   Keep up the good work and we'll keep coming. Rashell Ambrosini Ferndale, CA   From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Thursday, August 06, 2015 11:46 AM To: [email protected] Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes

Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from

one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected] By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301 Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702 * Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Desk: 503-872-5298

Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Rob. PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: AR 736-015-0015 Thursday, August 06, 2015 2:36:11 PM

Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Good Idea. Last minute openings could be booked this way and relieve the call load to the park personnel. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. The wording seems confusing.  If you mean that you are proposing allowing people to  "cancel...online" by email, calling the call center AND ___________ then that seems appropriate.  What you want is to insure that there are not pranksters canceling reservations who did not make the reservation. At the same time, having more ways to communicate changes in people's schedules is a positive change. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Much more realistic time frame. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. Wording is confusing and consequences left out.  Are you assessing the $8 fee and cancellation fee per site, per group reservation, or not?  That fee change seems unnecessary. Are you requiring occupant info or removing occupant info 2 months prior to arrival date? Why is that level of detail needed 2 months in advance?  Does raising the number of sites mean the minimum or maximum number of sites per reservation?  How will the number change impact the free use of meeting rooms? The increased number of sites one can reserve at once is good.  Our son goes out twice a year with a group of 25-30 campers and getting the reservation info dealt with is a pain. His wife often has to deal with getting it taken care of.  Trying to get people to commit to going or not is hard as it is.  Anything that can be done on your end to not add to the frustration would be appreciated.

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Rich Ledbetter PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 2:51:05 PM

I agree with all the proposed changes.  

Rich Ledbetter

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Judy & Steve Morser PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD New Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 2:56:58 PM

Great idea.  Love it.

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Robert Nichols PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Reservation changes feedback Thursday, August 06, 2015 3:02:39 PM

Dear OPRD, The proposed changes to the reservation system seem fine to me.  But a more helpful change would be to change the max reservation window so that you can reserve your site at the START of your stay, rather than having to wait up to 2 weeks after your planned start date.  This is the way other State systems operate and it makes it much easier to get the spot you are trying to get.  If you are concerned about people “gaming” the system and overbooking with the intent to cancel later, I suggest that you make these “max window” reservations non-cancelable. Thanks for your consideration. Regards, Robert Nichols [email protected]

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Nyah Kiley PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Feedback Thursday, August 06, 2015 3:05:47 PM

I agree with all the proposed rule changes. In addition I would like to propose some additional benefits for veterans.   A discount for yurts and cabins.  Potentially being able to "upgrade" from  a tent site to a yurt or cabin not reserved on the day of. Thanks! Sent from my iPhone

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[email protected] on behalf of Paris John Sinclair PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 3:12:20 PM

Hi, as an annual yurt renter I like the improvements to cancelation capability and policy, because both proposals could improve availability. Cancelation is always better than no-show, especially with online reservations because they can be filled late. On Aug 6, 2015 12:49 PM, wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420

Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Bill Rodda PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Change to administer rules Thursday, August 06, 2015 3:13:31 PM

I agree with the changes.

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD reservation changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 3:14:17 PM

They all sound good to me .  . . . . jem

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Bill & Mary Richards PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Rule change Thursday, August 06, 2015 3:22:00 PM

I still like the two day rule, the rest is fine; Vets pass should be accepted no matter who makes the reservation. William Richards

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Chris Anderson PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 3:22:07 PM

To whom it may concern, I received an email asking for my comments on the proposed changes dealing with reservations at Oregon parks. I think it would be better to have the same longer cancellation policy is especially for the yurts. Seeing as the year it's book up so far in advance, having a month long cancellation period, rather then a three day will make the customers more accountable for cancellations. That is just my opinion. -Chris Anderson Sent from my iPhone

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Arlene PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed rule changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 3:29:06 PM

Hello,   As an life long Oregonian and camper, I have to make one comment off the top.....we love Oregon State Parks!  I have been camping in our Oregon parks since I was a girl, we raised our 4 sons camping, and now that we are approaching retirement age, we prefer our state campgrounds.  Of all the campgrounds we have visited in the last 40+ years, the state parks are our favorite.  We even honeymooned at Wallowa Lake State Park!!!   I use the online reservations system and often spend many hours looking for available sites.  For many years I was the organizer for a group campout, spending many hours on hold with RNW.  I have had no problem with the existing rules for reservations, however, I agree the changes seems to be good ones.  In order to get a campsite these days, you need to reserve months and months in advance.  With life, circumstances can change in a heartbeat, and plans change!  Any improvement in the cancellation process is a good one.     I do have one area of concern....however, it really isn't regarding the proposed changes.  Since I had been thinking of writing to the Oregon State Parks Dept. with my concern, the article in today's Oregonian prompted me to write, hoping that I can vent here and you might pass on my concerns to others there.  I have nothing against out-of-state campers in our parks, but they are taking over our parks!!!  Last fall, my husband and I camped at Nehalem Bay in mid September.  We did not have a reservation and got one of the last first come, first serve campsites for that particular weekend....we lucked out!!!  In the loop where we camped there were so many vehicles from British Columbia, that we thought they were having a reunion.  We counted 20 different licence plates from Canada---there were more out- of state campers than there were Oregonians!  What!  No wonder we Oregonians can't get a campsite in our own parks...they are being filled up with people from out- ofstate!!! Two weeks ago we camped with our family at South Beach State Park and again noticed how many out -of- staters there were.  I spoke with the ranger and made a comment about my observations.  She totally agreed with me...having talked with many of those folks who come to Oregon to camp in our very nice campgrounds because there is nothing that compares in their own state or country....and all for $26- $29 a night--they would pay double that in their area she told me.  Why wouldn't you come to Oregon if it is half the cost and so much nicer, with electricity and water, clean bathrooms and showers, etc.!!!      I know we can't prohibit folks from outside the state from camping here.... that would be unfriendly, but I propose that the State of Oregon charge out- of -state campers a higher fee per night.  My tax dollars help support our state parks and campgrounds along with the site fees, why shouldn't the out- of- state folks contribute.  Maybe there is another way to give Oregonians some kind of advantage for being Oregonians who love our state and would like the opportunity to camp in our own parks!!!     If there is some other department or individual I should contact over this issue, please let me know.   Thank you.    Arlene Crowley   

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Oregon State Park Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 3:31:47 PM

I eanted to voice my concern and opposition to this proposed change to Oregon State Park policies.  I grew up in beautifilul Oregon but have lived in Southern California since 1991.  My family lives in Southern Oregon and I bring my kids and grandkids to visit, explore, camp, fish, float the river, swim and boat the lakes, etc.  The current process and price of booking these trips is very much worth it without question.  From watching so many California State Parks erode and completely lose their beauty because of lack of funding, it would be heart breaking and devastating to see Oregon's state parks do the same.  The ripple effect will affect small and local business due to the lack of tourists and visitors.  The reservation policies currently in place are perfectly reasonable.  Changing those policies will leave the local and small hospitality industry hanging high and dry.  Please please do not change reservation policy & procedures!  And please do not decrease pricing.  Oregon is so beautiful, and this includes the hospitality of the state park employees as well as the hospitality of the local small businessman.  The pricing and reservation policies are 100% worth it.  Please do not sell out and "de-value" Oregon and it's patrons.  Thank you in advance for keeping Oregon beautiful and supporting the local small businessman.   Sincerely, Robyn Stoeckert-Campbell

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Paul PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD OPRD Public Comment Thursday, August 06, 2015 3:37:15 PM

I'm in favor of being able to reserve a campsite in 1 day rather than 2. That change would enhance my ability to view available sites for the following day. As it stands now, all sites are shown as unavailable when looking at the next day. Even better would be an option to see available sites that aren't reserved even the same day.  As far as cancellation, I am for making the process as easy and confirming as possible. To see that my reservation has indeed been cancelled gives be more confidence than the current process.

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Ron Schiermeister PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 3:52:52 PM

    I’m all for the changes.  Go for It!                                                                   Karla Schiermeister

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Brett Prairie PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 3:53:49 PM

Hello, I am in support of the following proposals: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. Thank you, Brett

On Thu, Aug 6, 2015 at 10:29 AM, wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Yates, Lisa PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Yates, Lisa Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. -Inputs on pending changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 3:57:12 PM image001.png image004.png image005.png image006.png

The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. (agree) Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. (agree, unless they need assistance) Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. (Agree and like this one as plans change and window should be more flexible) Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.  (Two months seem long, maybe one month)     Lisa Yates EMA SAP Business Analyst Avnet Electronic Marketing, Americas [email protected]

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Pam REBER PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015 Thursday, August 06, 2015 4:00:22 PM

You have my full support of all the proposed rules. I applaud the agency for resolving hurdles to improving economic efficiencies, such as turning over campsites when cancellations occur. I do question why this level of policy requires rulemaking? Can we not trust our managers to provide great customer service in a timely manner? How can they when this simple of decision requires public notice? Conversely, I am happy to learn the reservation system just became more logical. Sincerely, Pamela Reber 1730 E. Adams Cottage Grove, OR 97424

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Janel Lato PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD RE: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 4:02:36 PM

These changes all look great to me! Regards, Janel Lato

Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2015 09:50:01 -0700 From: [email protected] To: [email protected] Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail:

Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Ben Pierce PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 4:09:16 PM

hello, thanks for the opportunity to comment.   I am worried that a few of these changes would reduce income for the parks.  I think it is quite reasonable to have more difficult fee requirements for higher rent reservations i.e. deluxe yurts and groups.   I do trust your judgement, and also worry about politics.  seems strange that you are opening these items for public comment.  you are your own bosses, and I hope you can stay out of the fray of politics.   Ben On Thu, Aug 6, 2015 at 9:55 AM, wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

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Ron Carlson PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD reservation changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 4:22:32 PM

I whole heartedly support your proposed changes. We come from Southern California every year and Oregon Parks are our favorite venue. Thanks, Ron Carlson

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richard imrie PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Thursday, August 06, 2015 4:25:31 PM

I would like s % of sites for Oregon residents for reservations up to 1 month before the rental date then open it up, thanks  Richard Conn

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Troyer, Ryan PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD rule changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 4:35:11 PM

Hello,   I support all of the proposed rule changes, particularly the first three guest-friendly items which all should make the reservation process easier and more accommodating to unforeseen circumstances which can cause cancellation.   We love camping at Oregon State Parks!   Ryan Troyer and family

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Kim Ladato PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 4:35:47 PM

Kinda nebulous info to make a decision. Please expand upon your proposals On Aug 5, 2015 5:27 PM, wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM

11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

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Shawn PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Rule Change Thursday, August 06, 2015 4:41:11 PM

The changes sound good to me.

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J Bahr PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Reservation Options Thursday, August 06, 2015 4:44:53 PM

How would the reservation being changed from 2 days to 1 day effect the drop in campers who choose a spot?  Would they be able reserve enough in advance to stay 2 nights or longer without having to pay the reservation fee.  Campers should not have to pay a reservation fee when dropping in and finding a campsite.

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Laura Prekoski PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 4:45:18 PM

The changes sound very user friendly. The system is already easy to make reservations. The new proposed changes would make it even easier and maybe encourage more use. It is nice when one decides at the last minute to go camping that they can still get online and make that happen. We are from out of state, spending the summers in Oregon, makes it very nice to use the beautiful park system that Oregon offers. Newcomers to Oregon, I always brag how nice of a job Oregon does making access to the coast where ever space allows. Good luck on your changes and thank you for the opportunity to voice my opinion.  Sent from my iPhone

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ROBERT ADAMS PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD RE: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 4:47:49 PM

I agree with all of you changes and I have a few I would recommend as well.

When making reservations at different parks, example; Beverly Beach for 1 night and the next night Ft Stevens I have to pay 2 fees of $8.  Combine the reservation system to allow  booking of consecutive nights at different parks.  I strongly feel this is wrong.  I am sure electronic fees do not cost the state $8 per transaction. Thanks, Rob Adams

Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2015 11:19:39 -0700 From: [email protected] To: [email protected] Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. Claudia Ciobanu

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Ron Ketchum PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changes in park reservation rules Thursday, August 06, 2015 4:51:57 PM

I think the liberalization on reservation rules that you suggest are quite customer oriented and urge you to adopt all of them. Ronald Ketchum Sent from my iPad

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Judy Gribble PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Thursday, August 06, 2015 5:02:49 PM

I like the proposed changes Blessings Judy Sent from my iPhone

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Rob Milovich PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD State park ? On possible changes. Thursday, August 06, 2015 5:07:10 PM

All of the changes I would agree with being better for the public and I think you would have more sites filled.

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD proposed changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 5:10:56 PM

I support the proposed changes. Sandy Wiese

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Maeve Phelan PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 5:12:21 PM

The changes sound EXCELLENT!  I think you will end up serving more people by shortening the cancellation window. Good job.  I love Oregon State Parks.   Sincerely, Maeve Phelan On Wed, Aug 5, 2015 at 8:46 PM, wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall

Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Jack H. PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD proposed issues or changes to existing oregon state parks regulations Thursday, August 06, 2015 5:37:54 PM

CHANGING GROUP SITE RESERVATIONS IS NEEDED BECAUSE OF THE FOLLOWING MISUSE. PEOPLE ARE ABLE TO CALL THE RESERVATION CENTER[if they are lucky to actually reach someone] AND MAKE RESERVATIONS SAY, FOR A WHOLE WEEK WHEN ALL THEY WANT IS A PARTICULAR WEEKEND. THEY THEN,WITHOUT PENALTY. CANCEL WHAT THEY DONT WANT OR NEED LATER,GET A REFUND,AND THE WEEKEND THEY REALLY WANTED IN THE IST PLACE! WHEN I CALL IN AND REQUEST, SAY THE WEEK BETWEEN THOSE SAME WEEKENDS, IT SHOWS AS ALREADY TAKEN BY ANOTHER PARTY,WHEN IN ALL REALITY,THEY'RE NEVER GOING TO US IT AS ALL THEY REALLY WANTED WAS A PARTICULAR WEEKEND. THEY PAY A SMALL FEE FOR CANCELLATION AND RECIEVE A REFUND ON THEY'RE CANCELLED WEEK. WE HAVE TRIED MANY , MANY TIMES TO BE IST IN LINE[so to speak] ON CALLING IN AT THE EARLIST POSSIBLE MINUTE ONLY TO BE TOLD ALL THOSE SITES ARE RESERVED ALREADY! VERY FRUSTATING ESPECIALLY WHEN WE HAPPEN TO CALL FOR ANOTHER RESERVATION AT A LATER DATE AND ARE TOLD THE ORIGINAL SITES ARE AVAILABLE ACCOUNT OF CANCELLATIONS. I REALIZE BONA-FIDE CANCELLATIONS DO OCCUR BUT I REALLY BELIEVE AS A NATIVE OREGONIAN FOR 76 YEARS,THAT THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE THAT DO ABUSE THE SYSTEM. I LOVE MY OREGON STATE PARKS AND KNOW THEY ARE UNDER FUNDED AND SOME ARE IN NEED OF MODERNIZING AND UPGRADES ARE NEEDED. WE ALSO USE COUNTY PARKS ALOT AND NOTE THAT SOME COUNTYS HAVE POOR PARKS AND SOME ARE VERY GOOD AND I BELIEVE SUCCESSFUL. WHAT MAKES SOME BETTER THAT OTHERS IS NO. !... THE PEOPLE WHO CARE ABOUT THEIR PARKS WORK HARDER AND SMARTER THAN THOSE WHO RELEGATE THEIR PARKS TO THE BACK BURNER AND PROCESS OTHER MEANS AND WAYS TO SPEND THEIR MONEY. LASTLY,THE STATE OF OREGON HAS A MULTITUDE OF PROPERTIES SET ASIDE FOR PARK DEVELOPMENT BUT AREN'T BEING USED AT ALL EXCEPT AS HIKING AREAS,ETC. THE PARKS DEPT.NEEDS TO PURSUE DEVELOPING MORE PARKS ACCOUNT WE ARE RUNNING OUT OF PARKS WHICH ARE VERY POPULAR.   THANK YOU,T.J.HANNIGAN

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John Large PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 5:39:46 PM

I agree with parts: 1, 2, and 3, but disagree with part 4. Sent from my iPhone

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Bill Beaty PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Thursday, August 06, 2015 5:43:25 PM

I'm at Nehalem Bay State Park. You must asphault the trails to the beach. That is an obnouxious trudge.

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Natosha Mickson PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed ammendment Thursday, August 06, 2015 5:43:30 PM

I received an email asking for comment on the proposed changes in OAR 736-015-0015 Since you asked... I think all of these changes are MORE than reasonable and I would really like to be able to cancel online, just as I book online.  Waiving fees is always great, too. Nice work.

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Sarah Wells PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed Amendments Thursday, August 06, 2015 6:00:29 PM

Agreed with all proposals. Good for Oregon State parks.

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Ronald Jesser PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changing reservations Thursday, August 06, 2015 6:04:35 PM

I support the changes! Ron Jesser Sent from my iPad

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Lauren Belland PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Public comment Thursday, August 06, 2015 6:26:28 PM

I would love to see these changes occur with the parks department! I am a frequent user of the online reservation tool and these changes would make it even more convenient for me, especially the one day prior reservation limit. I hope these changes happen soon! Thank you! Sent from my iPhone

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Lee Davis PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 6:27:20 PM

I fully support the changes of: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Online reservation cancellations Changing cancellation window for yurts and cabins Changing group reservation procedures. Sincerely,  Lee Davis 360-798-9810 -Choose the Right

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Chris Parmenter PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Amendment Thursday, August 06, 2015 6:28:08 PM

I think this all sounds good. As an avid Oregon resident and camper, I feel this would be a great way to assist many people in getting what they want out of the reservation process. As well as myself who likes to do a sour the moment camp trip sometimes, where I have to take a chance on the very busy Oregon coast sites to be open by walk in only. Thank you for reading.        Chris Parmenter

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[email protected] on behalf of Claudia Realegeno PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Comment Re: ORPD Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 6:33:44 PM

- Yes to changing the reservation window from 2 to 1 days - Yes to allowing customers to cancel reservations online - Yes to changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts, cabins, and horse camps to 3 days - I've never done the group camping, but I will only be ok with increasing the number of sites if they do not impede on the current sites AND they do not reduce cover surrounding current ones. I have been camping less and less as I notice that campsites across the state have been pushed together so much that sites are separated only by a small row of bushes at many campgrounds. This completely discounts the purpose for camping and makes for an unpleasant experience that is not worth paying for. I have no opinion on the fees, but I feel very strongly that campsites can only be increased if they are built on new land, rather than "in" a current campground. Thank you!

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RoseAnn Sprenger PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed changes. Thursday, August 06, 2015 6:34:05 PM

All of those changes sound reasonable and I think you should proceed. Sent from my iPhone

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Sue PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Support Thursday, August 06, 2015 6:36:42 PM

We support the changes you have proposed. Sent from my iPhone

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Paulette PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. Thursday, August 06, 2015 6:59:53 PM

Group sites:   Allow a mix of tents and RV’s at the group sites. Families using the sites consist of a wide range of people from the very young to very old. It is hard for some older people to tent camp.   Increase the number of people allowed at the group sites. For larger families there isn’t any availability other than renting 2 adjacent sites which is next to impossible.   Group sites seem to be an after-thought by the state parks. It would be great if there were improved restroom facilities instead of porta-potties! Groups pay just as much and are just as important as single family campers but continuously get the short end of the stick (everywhere) where restrooms are concerned!

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Karen PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 7:03:39 PM

All of those are good ideas.  Sometimes things change before reservations.  As ours did.  One couple that was coming was unable to because of his health. Res were made. and paid for, 3 months ahead!! Should not be punished for that!!  Hospitalizations are normally not planned trips!!   Karen Ravencroft [email protected]

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Steven Carter PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Thursday, August 06, 2015 7:05:10 PM

To whom it may concern: I support fully all proposals regarding the following: The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. These changes are much more customer and user friendly. Sincerely, Steven M. Carter 422 Pine Ave. Canon City, CO  81212

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Rick Brubaker PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Reservation rule changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 7:07:01 PM

I think it is a bad idea to reduce the cancellation window and it should be more expensive to change or cancel a reservation  the closer you get to the reserved dates like what they do in WA.  This should reduce the number of reservations that are just place-holders so people can decide exact dates later.  Making people financially committed to their reservations may allow more people access to more desirable sites.

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Raya Anderton PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 7:09:10 PM

Those all sound like great changes! Sent from my iPhone On Aug 6, 2015, at 3:50 PM, [email protected] wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420

Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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PaulaWeldon PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 7:11:34 PM

As a frequent camper these changes would be helpful and appreciated!   Thanks,   Paula Weldon   From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Thursday, August 6, 2015 8:57 AM To: PaulaWeldon Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes

Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected] By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301 Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM

89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702 * Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Infinity By Comcast PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Response to email Thursday, August 06, 2015 7:14:37 PM

I would like to see the above changes made.  If you cancel a reservation within a reasonable amount of time, I would like to see the penalties change.  Perhaps a waiting list could be developed for cancellations. Sent from my iPad

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:) PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD RE: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 8:05:24 PM

I am in agreement with all four of the considerations listed below.  Thank you, Sherry Schnebly [email protected] wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420

Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Shellie Burton PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed Park Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 8:06:26 PM

I agree with all proposed changes. Shellie Burton 503-459-2867

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Michael Rowan PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD park changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 8:13:50 PM

I am totally for the changes suggested, Michael Rowan

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Camping reservation changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 8:21:18 PM

Excellent idea all around

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Zack PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Oregon state park changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 8:41:41 PM

I am in favor 100% of allowing reservations one day in advance. There are many times I want to take a spontaneous trip and a quick one day prior reservation makes it easy. Thank you. Sent from my iPhone

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richard kokich PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Comment on Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 8:43:48 PM

I have had poor experiences with groups taking over multiple sites.  They become loud and sometimes unruly.  I am not over staying that fact.  I had a church group of about 30 people meet and perform in one camp site next to ours.  I couldn't even talk to my son - they ruined our camping experience.  I was just at Ft Stevens and the problem is that the groups meet in one camp site and over tax that site.  Taking over 20 sites means less camping for the rest of us and lessens our experience.  They should be in designated group sites. Do not waive any fees and give them an advantage to take over more of our camping sites.   Richard Kokich

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Sue Bliss PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD RE: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 8:48:06 PM

Good evening,   Thanks for asking for this input!   · I like changing the reservation window from two days to one day;   · Seems great to allow people to cancel online, rather than having to call.   · I like being able to cancel yurts, cabins and horse camps within 3 days—ALTHOUGH, it would be difficult for somebody else to organize using the horse camp on short notice.  Maybe the horse camp should require a month’s notice, since it is a special situation.  You have to make it fair for the person who spots the opening and wants to use it—to give them a chance.  I have never camped with horses, but it would be a big deal with lots of planning and three days does not seem fair for someone else to be able to plan and get there with horses.   People who travel with horses should be the deciding group on this one.    · The group camping reservation system is confusing.  Are you trying to require a much bigger group to reserve, to get a group rate?  Reserving 20 sites at once seems like too much for one group to corral, so to speak.  Many people can’t plan ahead, with the permanently rocky economy in this state, and giving an extra 10 spaces to a group takes that same 10 spaces away from 10 more families.   Lots of people can only afford to camp for a vacation.  This puts too much control in a few hands, and five people could reserve an entire campground (5 x 10 =100).  The population of the state is increasing and not everybody camps in a big group.  Keep it fair, please and don’t change this.  The intention may have been the opposite, but consider all sides of this one.       Again, thanks to Oregon Parks for asking for this input!  We love our state parks (and how we wish we could enjoy them more often).    And whatever you do, don’t allow GLAMPING like Washington state parks have done.  They are allowing glamping companies to come in and set up luxury campsites, and again, take one away from the ordinary families who might really be looking forward to camping.  The well-off have so many alternatives and this should never be done to Oregon state parks—the parks are for the ordinary people.  It would be disturbing to allow a third party vendor (the glamping coordinator?) to make money off the rest of us, so to speak, by running this kind of business on our tax supported park land.  I am happy to see well off people stay in the same spots as everyone else, but allowing a third party to make money off the spendy glamping thing, is the wrong thing for the state to do.  Don’t be like Washington and please never do that with our publicly-funded parks!  The ordinary people often scrape by, so they deserve the camping spots at least as much as those who can pay hundreds for one night’s “camping”—please, keep it fair. 

  And one last thing, while I’m at it:  I am so happy that Oregon state parks got a more equitable hunk of tax funding in general, a few years ago.  When the budget was so skimpy it was rough for all of you to keep things going, and our parks are such a treasure.  There is nothing like them, anywhere and certainly not in the public realm where average people can go someplace special, without having to own a cabin or woodsy retreat.  Thanks for all you do!   Sincerely, Sue Bliss        From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Thursday, August 6, 2015 8:19 PM To: [email protected] Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes

Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected] By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301 Attend a Public Hearing: *

Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702 * Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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selina hockenstein PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Oregon administrative Rule 736-015-0015 Thursday, August 06, 2015 8:51:19 PM

As a park user my only comment would be that in today's world of Internet it would be a wonderful change to be able to cancel reservations online and if one does so in a timely manner there should not be a cancellation fee. Thank you for your time. Selina hockenstein Sent from my iPad

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john PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD proposed changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 8:58:36 PM

i am strongly in favor of the proposed changes to the parks reservation system. john kirby bay city oregon

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Sally Miller PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Camping Reservation Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 8:59:28 PM

To whom it may concern,   In regards to the following

changes:

Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. The first three bullet points I am in favor of.  The last bullet point that requires submission of individual site occupant information two months prior, I am against.  Perhaps I am not clearly understanding what information is required but I frequently travel with youth groups and it would not be possible for us to provide that information two months in advance.  The person making the group reservation should be the responsible party and if you need specifics on each occupant, then that should be obtained upon check in to the site.  

Thank you,  

SJ Miller

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Lorelei Haukness PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 8:59:55 PM

As a regar visitor of the State Park campgrounds and a recreation manager on federal lands, I fully support the proposed changes. Sounds like they will give way more opportunities to utilize sites that people don't show up for. Although it is kind of nice to camp near an empty spot... Sent from my iPhone

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Dawn Reed PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 9:07:58 PM

I am agreement to all proposed changes,   Dawn Reed

On Tuesday, August 4, 2015 10:25 PM, "[email protected]" wrote:

Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM

89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702 * Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. Claudia Ciobanu OPRD Shield Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 4525687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Robin Gill PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed rule update Thursday, August 06, 2015 9:17:18 PM

I agree with the first two changes, regarding reservation and cancellation deadlines.  However, I do not feel it would be fair to increase the group site reservation limit to 20 sites, as that would not leave many sites available for the rest of the campers in some of the parks.  -_Thanks,_ _Robin_

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Sandra PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. Thursday, August 06, 2015 9:35:09 PM

I want all of the proposed changes to  Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. Thank you

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Roger Hansen PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 9:36:52 PM

I think your proposals are a good . I am a leader of a Boy Scout troop ,often times with a diverse group things can change overnight to disrupt or delay events Roger Hansen Scoutmaster Troop 103 On Thu, Aug 6, 2015 at 2:53 PM, wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420

Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-001 Thursday, August 06, 2015 9:46:59 PM

I agree the the proposed amendments and feel the department should strive to make the parks as easily assessable as possible. Melissa Rodgers-Robey   Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department  Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420

Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM& Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information:(800) 551-6949 // Reservations:(800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org +oregon.gov/OPR

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Steven Clines PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Change to Reservation System Thursday, August 06, 2015 9:48:57 PM

Suggestion; If a customer is logged on to the site to reserve multiple sites in one login then there should only be one service fee not a service fee for each park. Just something to consider. Steve Clines

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Sharon Bernstein PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 9:49:07 PM

Hi there, I'd highly recommend you re-consider these rules changes -- if I'm understanding correctly, this way it will be much easier for people (including tour operators) to block out camp sites far in advance and cancel them last-minute, making it harder for people at large to reserve and enjoy your exquisite parks.  With many thanks, Sharon

On Thursday, August 6, 2015 7:38 PM, "[email protected]" wrote:

Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to email or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department

Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702 * Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. Claudia Ciobanu OPRD Shield Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Kevin Jones PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Thursday, August 06, 2015 9:50:46 PM

Cancellation fees should not be assessed. We already pay a fee when we book on line.  We should be able to cancel and be reimbursed even day of arrival. What right does the state have to keep my money when we must cancel. We reserved 3 sites this past July and one of my family members could not make it due to a last minute change in his work schedule. On day of arrival we could not be reimbursed for the site. Too bad.  State would have been able to keep the reservation fee and could have re-booked the site to another camper. I feel I should have been reimbursed my $29.00 but was told it was not possible.  I do agree with the proposals but sure wish onc could cancel at the check in booth day of arrival and be reimbursed.  Too much government involved in our states recreation department.  I do have to say however that Oregon State parks are well kept and more desirable than other states.  I assume this is due to the fee income. It just seems that the fees don't need to be so high.  Why cant it cost 10 to 15 per night.   Thank you, Kevin Jones

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Stewart Baker PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 9:55:24 PM

These all sound like great rules changes.  I'm especially happy with the first. On Thu, Aug 6, 2015 at 9:54 PM, wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM

11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Randi MM PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD changes to Admin Rule 736-015-0015 Thursday, August 06, 2015 10:02:56 PM

I think allowing for online cancellations would be very helpful and a good addition to the site.  Change to reduce cancellation period for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps  from 1 month is good, but maybe 1 week rather than 3 days.  For something so big 1 week seems reasonable.  Also gives another group or person possible time to pick up after cancellation.  I have no opinion on the other two changes proposed.

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Randi “He who learns but does not think, is lost. He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.”   Confucius

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Anne Jim PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 10:05:15 PM

I am not sure that I understand exactly what you are going to do about changing your reservation system, but having just been  exposed to the complicated cancellation and reservation system in place right now, after having used the Parks for about 25 years, I must say that the system does need a lot of help!  Why on earth can you not adopt a system like almost every other RV campsite uses.  A customer calls and wants to make a reservation.  You tell them if the dates they want are available and request a credit card number to hold that reservation if it is available.  Some campsites only hold that card until you arrive, others put the first night through on the card and when the customer arrives they pay the balance of their bill. If they don’t sow up that night is forfeited. Think how much money you could save by getting rid of the Reservation office and the Cancellation office.  You could make sure that at least 1 person on staff at each campsite knows how to put a Credit card through the machine, both as a Debit to the card to pay for the stay, and a credit to the card should the person have some kind of a problem and have to request a refund.  In my case, I became sick and had to cancel a days stay that I had booked, and I can honestly say I have never had to go through such a performance. The rules and regulations were horrendous. I could go on, but I won’t, I think you can probably get the gist of what I am telling you, your reservation system is pathetic.  You will have a lot more happy customers I am sure ,if they don’t have to jump through so many hoops. Anne Bolton.   From: [email protected] Sent: Tuesday, August 4, 2015 4:34 PM To: [email protected] Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes   Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to:

[email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420

Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702 * Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks.

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Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department   Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Sue Neulist PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 10:15:51 PM

I am in agreement with all of the proposed  changes. It has been frustrating trying to book yurts so far ahead and have work schedules demand cancellation  after the o e month deadline. I also organized an adult group c as mp out at Sunset Bay Park and found the rules of sending in names and license of cars a month ahead of time ridiculous. People make last minute  plans to carpool. Mostly job limit planning far in advance. Being able to assign more than 10 sites with a large group like  Oregon Ocean Paddling Society would have been helpful too Sue Neulist 360 513 6484 For further comments On Aug 6, 2015 10:04 PM, wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Jeff Shelley PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 10:17:00 PM

I am opposed to those changes. Thank you, Jeff Shelley 541-954-4490

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Steve PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Rule changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 10:18:07 PM

I support the proposed rule changes. As a frequent user of Oregon state parks I think they are some of the best in the country. As long as the proposed changes don't effect the parks in a negative way financially, then I support the changes. -Steve Cudeck

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Nate Fingerson PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 10:20:36 PM

I agree with all of these as well as leaving a percentage of camp sites to no reservation travelers and allowing refunds due to fires and smoke whether the park closes or not.  Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. Nate Fingerson National Certified Counselor Taft 7-12

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Jeff Wuerst PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Amendment Thursday, August 06, 2015 10:34:31 PM

I appreciate you work to attempt to make the Administrative Amendments  736-015-0015. This changes will make the process much more user friendly and I eagerly anticipate the changes. Thank you for taking the time to make the process better. Jeffery Wuerst

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Reservations Thursday, August 06, 2015 10:35:33 PM

Far to many times my wife and I go to a campground ( in our own state by the way ) to find most of the spots reserved ! That in itself is irritating, but when the people that reserved the spot never show up, that is just wrong ! I think they should have to pay the full amount regardless of their excuse ! I personally hate the reservation thing ! At least leave 1/2 the campground first come first serve ! We live 30 minutes away from lake of the woods and have given up on trying to camp there ! Sent from my iPad

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Sue Roberts PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD changes to Oregon Parks Thursday, August 06, 2015 10:39:36 PM

Yes to all: The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

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Jeff Israel PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 10:48:25 PM

I support the proposed changes. Thanks, Jeff On 2015-08-05 2:47 pm, [email protected] wrote: > Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, > >  The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment > on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015 [1]. > > >  The department is considering the following changes: > >       * Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. >       * Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to > e-mail or call the call center. >       * Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and > horse camps from one month to 3 days. >       * Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the > number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 > cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant > information to the department two months before the group’s arrival > date. > >  There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed > rule changes: > >  BY EMAIL: >  Please email written comments to: >  [email protected] > >  BY MAIL: >  Please send written comments to: >  Oregon Parks & Recreation Department >  Attn: Public Comment >  725 Summer St NE, Suite C >  Salem, OR 97301 > >  ATTEND A PUBLIC HEARING: * >  Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall >  Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM >  89814 Cape Arago Hwy >  Coos Bay, OR 97420 > >  Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom >  Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM >  11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd >  Portland, OR 97219 > >  Valley River Inn, Alsea Room >  Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM >  1000 Valley River Way

>  Eugene, OR 97401 > >  Pine Ridge Inn >  Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM >  1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr >  Bend, OR 97702 > > _ * Those wishing to make public comment must register with the > hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted > for each hearing. _ > >  To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules > Posting [2]. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank > you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. > >  Claudia Ciobanu >  Rules Coordinator >  Oregon Parks & Recreation Department >  Desk: 503-872-5298 >  Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 >  oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD > > > > Links: > -----> [1] > http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/pages/rules/oars_700/oar_736/736_015.html > [2] http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/RULES/Pages/RulemakingNotices.aspx -Jeff Israel Principal, SatisFaction Strategies LLC www.satisfactionstrategies.com

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Frank Pack PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Thursday, August 06, 2015 11:03:41 PM

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Karen PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD YES Thursday, August 06, 2015 11:08:09 PM

We vote yes to all proposed changes. Rob and  Karen Tillery  Sent from Karen's iPhone

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Marcella Tapio PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 11:14:04 PM

With regard to the proposed changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. YES Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. YES Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. N/A (I do not use these options.) Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. NO (I do use group camping and am not in favor of these changes.) Thank you for your consideration. Marcella Tapio

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Maria Schell PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD RE: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 06, 2015 11:16:08 PM

I am strongly opposed to the fourth amendment. I can see upping the number of sites reservable, however discontinuing the fee waivers and charging a fee waiver for each site would put state parks out of reach for non-profits like our boy scout troop that reserve large numbers of sites at different times. Also, trying to get the exact info on who is going two months ahead of time is not realistic for groups such as boy scouts as quite often we don't know until the week that we go exactly who will be going on the trip (due to jobs, family issues, etc). This amendment would also make it difficult for groups doing things like church retreats or family reunions. I can see needing to know numbers of people who are expected but to ask for all the individual occupant information two months ahead is really too much. Thank you for allowing public comment. Maria Schell 971-258-3918   Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2015 20:02:49 -0700 From: [email protected] To: [email protected] Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes:

By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks.

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Emmett Finn PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changes to booking Thursday, August 06, 2015 11:28:19 PM

I fully support the proposed changes to booking and cancellation as proposed Sent from my iPhone

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Steve Hunter PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. Comment Thursday, August 06, 2015 11:36:19 PM

I support the above rule in its entirety.  Thanks for jpromoting it. Stephen Hunter

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Sean Gordon PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Public comment Thursday, August 06, 2015 11:58:28 PM

There is a larger desire from our household to remove the $8 online reservation fee than there is a reduction of cancellation window.  Reducing the window while retaining the online reservation fee is not supported by this household. Sent from my iPhone

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Michael Gerkensmeyer PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD OPRD Proposed Rule Changes Friday, August 07, 2015 12:07:27 AM

Hello and thank you for extending me the opportunity to provide feedback on the matter. I, along with many of my peers and colleagues full-heartedly support the proposed changes outlined within the provided description. It allows better flexibility for participants and greater allowances for OPRD. Please do not hesitate to reach out with further questions. Thank and take care. Best regards, Michael

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changes Friday, August 07, 2015 12:35:58 AM

I am an lifetime camper in Og. I agree with these changes.

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Stephanie Tama-Sweet PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Comments Friday, August 07, 2015 4:17:26 AM

I completely support the proposed rule changes!! We are an avid camping family and love the Oregon outdoors. We fully support these changes which will make the camping experience more accessible and user friendly. Thanks for the opportunity to weigh in on these changes!! Sincerely, The Tama-Sweet family Shoshon, Stephanie, Benjamin and Rhylan Sent from my iPhone

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don davison PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Comments on OAR 736-015-0015 Friday, August 07, 2015 4:24:13 AM

Good Morning, Over the years the popularity of Oregon State Parks, especially along the coast, has grown such that the more popular parks are almost always full and to ensure that a user can secure a site, they must make reservations up to nine months in advance. The proposed rule change that increases the number of sites groups can reserve (from 10 to 20) would just exasperate this issue. If implemented, this effectively reduces the number of sites that single users (those not in a group) have available for reservations. Thus, if several groups reserve 20 sites all at the same time (as proposed by the new rule change) these groups will basically have exclusive use of that campground area for the duration of their stay. This is especially true in smaller parks thus excluding all other single users.  Oregon State Parks exist for the enjoyment of all Oregon citizens as well as those visiting from other states. This proposed rule change would allow groups to take over individual parks for their benefit to the exclusion of all others that wish to enjoy what Oregon has to offer.  Thank you for your consideration -Don Davison     

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teresabbunn PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Friday, August 07, 2015 5:34:49 AM

Absolutely using email to cancel or change rather than phone call would be a big plus Sent from my iPad On Aug 6, 2015, at 11:23 PM, [email protected] wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy

Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

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Shelley Gray PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/pages/rules/oars_700/oar_736/736_015 Friday, August 07, 2015 5:43:51 AM

I vote yes on all listed proposals that they be changed as suggested. Shelley Gray 530.598.8329 Montague,  CA

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Lorraine Vomacka PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Friday, August 07, 2015 5:46:48 AM

I approve of the cancellation on line, but there should be a 50% penalty. That should be enough incentive to get people to cancel, but enough of a burden for them not to make multiple reservations and just use one of them. There have been many times, when campgrounds are "full" however, there are quite a few empty spots in the morning.

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Larry & Theresa Shorten PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed Changes to Amendments Friday, August 07, 2015 5:57:53 AM

First of all, THANK YOU for allowing us park users to have some input.  We appreciate it.   Both my husband and I feel all the proposed changes would be for the better.  RE: late cancellations.  Am hoping this would not be a financial detriment to the State.  I suspect there are enough RVer's and campers out there to fill up any open sites at the last minute., but would not want the State to have a loss of income in these situations.   Larry & Theresa Shorten Oregon City, OR --

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Walt Mead PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD State Park rule chanes. Friday, August 07, 2015 6:07:11 AM

The changes proposed sound good. Another change should be to allow disabled vets that camp free to make reservations online without having to pay then be reimbursed. Thanks,

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RICHARD PINKERTON PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changes Friday, August 07, 2015 6:09:06 AM

I think the changes you are proposing are good and will facilitate a better reservation process.   You guys ROCK!   Thanks for all you do for us.   Richard N. Pinkerton   [email protected]   Sent from Mail for Windows 10

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Scott Weatherhogge PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Oregon Admin Rule 736-015-0015 Friday, August 07, 2015 6:12:43 AM

I read through the changes that are being proposed and I agree that these changes should be made.  You are increasing the flexibility in which to make and cancel reservations and this is good.  In visiting your parks there isn’t any shortage of people using the faciltiies.  You will likely increase the use of the facilities with changes like these. Thank you Scott Weatherhogge [email protected] [email protected] (425) 359-7120 2412 East Grand Ave., Everett, WA 98201

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Steve Lamb PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changes Friday, August 07, 2015 6:16:48 AM

I strongly agree with changing the cancellation policy. It is currently very inconvenient to have to call in the make a change. I also agree with the other 3 changes you are proposing. Thank you, Steve Lamb. 916-715-5163 

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Mandy Oyama PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Purposed changes Friday, August 07, 2015 6:17:20 AM

The purposed changes sound reasonable and well thought out.

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stoutgirl450f PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Response Friday, August 07, 2015 6:25:23 AM

The changes seem reasonable

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Marc Stevens PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed changes Friday, August 07, 2015 6:30:07 AM

These are all reasonable changes and I support each of them.  Things happen in our busy lives.  Too many times we've seen empty spaces the entire weekend, probably because people had paid for them, couldn't get away, couldn't cancel, so the space stays empty.   Course this never happens to me.    PS. I have two electronic alarms set to remind me to call for reservations in Oct for a space in May @ Beverly Beach and Devils lake.   Marc Stevens. 541-409-9087

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Tanya Shuman PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Friday, August 07, 2015 6:32:45 AM

I like most the changes.

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Jeannie PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Opinion Friday, August 07, 2015 6:34:45 AM

I think the changes sound reasonable. The group site increase number may be high, but I'm okay with the overall changes. Jeannie Adkisson Sent from my iPad

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Roki Vega PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD proposed changes Friday, August 07, 2015 6:54:07 AM

I'm all for the changes. Shortening the reservation & cancellation time will allow others to reserve quicker. We live in WA & we can cancel WA state parks reservation online without having to email or call, which saves time.  Would like to see a prorated cancellation system since sometimes we don't have control over our lives & may need to cancel our reservation. Such as an accident, sudden illness or death in family.  For example--cancelling 6-8 weeks before date-no fee, 4 weeks before-small fee, 2 weeks before-increased fee, etc. We visit Oregon as much as we can! Thanks, H. Vega

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susan baldwin PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Friday, August 07, 2015 6:56:35 AM

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. Leave it as it is. People need to be responsible for fees and cancellations in a timely manner.  Sent from my iPhone

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Janice Houston PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Friday, August 07, 2015 6:57:44 AM

As I read through the proposed changes I liked them all. However I have the point of your of a person who enjoys camping in a group. My only thought that, is somewhat different, is to limit the group bookings to a reasonable percentage of the campground, so they can't book the whole thing and keep out the individuals. Otherwise I think all the changes are very good! Janice Houston Medford, OR  

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Robert Bowker PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Comments Friday, August 07, 2015 7:02:15 AM

Duh. Sent from my iPhone

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Scott Arthur PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD OAR 736-015-0015 Friday, August 07, 2015 7:04:14 AM

Hello,   As an enthusiastic fan of Oregon Parks, I support the proposed amendments. Having to cancel a reservation while on the road should be made as easy as possible and the on line ability would be great. Also, being able to secure a site one day ahead instead of two, makes the possibility of staying at the park that much more probable.   Keep up the good work!   Scott Arthur Facility Manager Okanagan-Kootenay Sterile Insect Release Program 11401-115 Street Osoyoos B.C. V0H-1V5 ph. 250 495-2555 x212 fax. 250 495-6439 cell. 250 498-7877 [email protected]  

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matar PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD re-proposed change to amendments Friday, August 07, 2015 7:10:13 AM

reThe Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. I am in favor of the proposed changes although changing the yurt cancelation from 1 month to 3 days would be nice for the person making the reservation, if you made it say a week rather then 3 days it would give other people who might be interested in renting the units a little more heads up that it is available. Donna Matar

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Sally Moyer PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Oregon state park changes Friday, August 07, 2015 7:12:23 AM

I approve of the Oregon state park rule changes being proposed. It's a much better flexible schedule plan option for travels. Sally Moyer Sent from my iPad

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Loren Turner PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Friday, August 07, 2015 7:13:16 AM

I think these are great changes. I know we always enjoy visiting Oregon State parks. I also really like being able to make reservations well in advance. Now, if it didn't cost an extra 8 dollars to make reservations online lol that would be cool too. However I realize that you have expenses to cover to maintain the websites, and the reservation service probably is the one really charging the 8$ so it's all good. Thank you for the email update. Loren On Thu, Aug 6, 2015 at 8:10 PM, wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall

Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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dale.reiswig PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD All proposals sounds good thank you Friday, August 07, 2015 7:13:34 AM

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David Pfeffer PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes (RESPONSE) Friday, August 07, 2015 7:20:07 AM

Team, Here is my input. Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. It's getting difficult to get a reservation anymore these days, so not sure how much this will help, but I suppose if there is a cancellation it would be nice to make a last minute reservation. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. If a person can make a reservation on line, it only makes sense they should be able to cancel it at the 'same' location/web site.  Makes better utilization of park resouces ie,. reduce the need for park associates to spend a lot of time on the phone.  The web site should then send out an email confirming the cancellation, and what they can expect in the way of penalties, costs, refunds etc. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. One month is crazy, people typically cancel because some type of life event is occurring preventing them from keeping the reservation, so 3 days is more more customer friendly. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. Never make them for groups so I don't care.  :-) Thanks for asking... Regards, David Pfeffer

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paula swift PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD It sounds like good changes. Friday, August 07, 2015 7:21:10 AM

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James Stragand PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Propsed admendments Friday, August 07, 2015 7:21:52 AM

I agree with the first three amendments.  No comment on #4

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Carole martin PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changes for group reservations. Friday, August 07, 2015 7:24:59 AM

We do not want to see the group reservations changed from 10 to 20 and the $8 fees should stay the way they are. The rest of the changes being proposed look good.

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Jones, Terence S (GE Power & Water) PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD RE: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Friday, August 07, 2015 7:32:31 AM

OPRD, I have been camping at Wallowa Lake (and other Oregon State parks) for the past 16 years and feel the current rules and regulations are fair and equitable. Thanks Terry From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Thursday, August 06, 2015 11:23 PM To: Jones, Terence S (GE Power & Water) Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes

Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected] By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301 Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM

89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702 * Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Oona Grover PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed Rule Changes - OAR 736-015-0015 Friday, August 07, 2015 7:32:44 AM

I am writing in to support the proposed rule changes regarding reservations.  I agree with all the changes, especially the ability to process a cancellation using the on-line system. Thank you. Oona Grover Tigard, Oregon

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Steve and Debbie JUNOR PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Park policy changes Friday, August 07, 2015 7:34:35 AM

These changes seem in no way oriented to improving service to the public, and just rules changes for bureaucrats... therefore they are not worthwhile 

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Suzi Corman PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD oregon parks and recreation proposed amendments Friday, August 07, 2015 7:35:18 AM

The following changes are beneficial to the public.  I am in support.  Suzi Corman

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Shleweeh PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Friday, August 07, 2015 7:36:54 AM

Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1 day would be very helpful, especially when plans are made last minute for big family. Changing cancelation window from 1 month to 3 days will also allow for others to occupy the available spot right away. I hope my comments are helpful! Best regards, Fahad Alhajri

On Aug 6, 2015, at 8:01 PM, [email protected] wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Joe Koziol PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Rule changes Friday, August 07, 2015 7:41:54 AM

Yes these are long called for rule changes. Thank you

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Pamela Koeller PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Comment on Proposed Rule Change Friday, August 07, 2015 7:43:17 AM

I am unopposed to the revised rules.  I love Oregon Parks.  They really are the Best.  Please keep up the great work.  Thank you. Pam Koeller 5095390848 Washington Resident

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Nancy Klotz PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD proposed amendments Friday, August 07, 2015 7:46:35 AM

The proposed amendments seem reasonable.  Our family uses Oregon parks on occasion, and these changes would be welcome for us since we make all of our reservations on line.   Thank you.   Duane and Nancy Klotz 2910 S Irby Ct Kennewick, WA 99337

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Elinor PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD changes Friday, August 07, 2015 7:50:11 AM

Please make the suggested proposed changes. That would be so much better. The $8.00 fee seemed unfair. I like the all the suggestions.   Elinor Sparks

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD reservation changes Friday, August 07, 2015 7:50:23 AM

Good Morning,   We support the consideration of changes to the reservation system.  Although we haven't utilized a yurt or horse camp nor done any major group camping; we would support those changes also.   We LOVE the Oregon State Parks and try to visit them as often as we can.  We have had to cancel reservations in the past and have had no problems.   We especially like changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1.  Sometimes it is nice to go camping on a "whelm".  Knowing we could book our favorite site the day before is appealing to us.   Thank you for providing us with this information.   Happy camping,   Lori Rodman Miller Wayne H. Miller Bandon, OR    

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Jared Arnell PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Hearing on Changed Rulers Friday, August 07, 2015 7:55:24 AM

OPRD I don't have an issue with most of the purposed changes. Can I get clarification on what 'individual site occupant information' would be entail? Thank you for this opportunity -Jared Arnell (208) 497-4616

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Great Idea's

Melobarber PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Friday, August 07, 2015 8:00:55 AM

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Steve Maracle PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Fwd: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Friday, August 07, 2015 8:08:04 AM

Good Morning,   Just wanted to share my comments about the proposed changes. Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. I like this. There have been times we've made last minute decisions to go camping, and it would have been nice to have this option. So glad to see this possibly coming.   Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. No issues with this.   Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. I have some concerns with this. I realize plans change for folks, and sometimes they change at the last minute. However, I think this option is going to allow people to abuse the online booking system. Being Yurts and Cabins (not sure on Horse Camps) are limited, allowing a 3 day cancellation window will open the door for people to book these for multiple days far in advance. Then they have them locked up, and would now have the option to cancel them last minute when they decide they don't want to go. I know people book trailer sites far in advance for the summer months, even when they aren't sure if they will go those days or not. You almost have to do that to ensure you are going to have a space. I think a 3 day cancellation window will encourage more of this behavior. Also, with the one month requirement, it still allows people who are looking for a space to be able to get one with some advanced notice...not possible with a 3 days cancellation.   Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. No issues.     Best Regards,   Steve   ---------- Forwarded message ---------From: Date: Thu, Aug 6, 2015 at 9:43 PM Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes To: [email protected]

Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM

1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Stephen Feist PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Friday, August 07, 2015 8:10:07 AM

1. Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. I think this is good for people that live on the go. Also weather can change on a dime here in the great NW, some people would love to take advantage of camping at the coast when things turn hot. I myself have been dissuaded from going camping because I could not makes a Reservation for the next day. 2. Allowing

customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center

Yes, peoples plans or the weather can change, some sites do this already. ( 3. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days I think you should copy what ever the hotel/motel industry is allowing 4. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. This would be fine for larger camp grounds but no so for campgrounds with less than 50 camps sites.

On Thu, Aug 6, 2015 at 10:43 PM, wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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jotome PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changes Friday, August 07, 2015 8:14:24 AM

I agree with all of the campground proposed changes. Joe Mealey Sent from my iPad

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Suzan Hill PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Rules change Friday, August 07, 2015 8:14:48 AM

All sounds good!  As a frequent park user, I support these changes!

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William Drabkin PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD public comment on Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. Friday, August 07, 2015 8:19:20 AM

I support the changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

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Sharon Powell PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. Friday, August 07, 2015 8:19:54 AM

The proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015 all sound very reasonable and very customer friendly. Sharon Powell

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DONNIE CAPLE PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD reply: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Friday, August 07, 2015 8:22:19 AM

  Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1.  There are both pros and cons to this. Perhaps only allow some sites to have this short turn around, and leave others as they are.            Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center.  Should have been this way all along.       Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days.  Too short of a span for the next party to use the services. Perhaps change from one month to 2 weeks.       Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.   No comment.    

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Richie Vidin PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. Friday, August 07, 2015 8:24:45 AM

To whom it may concern. I am in favor of all 4 bulleted changes proposed. Sincerely, Rich Vidin

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Rachel Finch PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Change for Admin in State Parks Friday, August 07, 2015 8:30:39 AM

Hello! Thank you for your work in compiling these changes and being willing to ask our opinions! I think they are all fabulous ideas and I hope they further your mission and provide more or easier access to camp-goers across the state. Best regards, Rachel Finch

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Tammy Wilder PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Friday, August 07, 2015 8:33:16 AM

I fully support all of these changes. On Thu, Aug 6, 2015 at 10:50 PM, wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM

11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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tammy PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD cabin cancellations Friday, August 07, 2015 8:37:31 AM

I would like to agree with allowing the customer to cancel cabins from one month to 3 days, we have been camping and boating at Prineville Reservoir and other Oregon State parks for over 30 years, this year we have a cabin and wanted to cancel the reservation due to the low water level and a possibility of no access to the reservoir, due to this policy I was not able to cancel it because I was within the 30 days of my reservation.  For us to come camping when they don’t know if the State park boat ramp will even be open was a bit disappointing that they would not even make an acceptation to this policy.   Thanks, Tammy Gladson

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Dodds Family PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD RE: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Friday, August 07, 2015 8:37:45 AM

I like the proposed changes!   Will Dodds 1206 NW Torres Pine Ct McMinnville   Sent from Mail for Windows 10     From: [email protected] Sent: Friday, August 7, 2015 2:43 AM To: [email protected] Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes:

Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes:

By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected] By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301 Attend a Public Hearing: *

Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702 * Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks.

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD    

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Mary Martin PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD sound like these are oriented to better serving the people. Friday, August 07, 2015 8:43:36 AM

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stephen virell PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD ruke change comment Friday, August 07, 2015 8:45:47 AM

Thank you for the alert on proposed changes,   I notice that 3 of the 4 changes proposed are reductions in restrictions, easing cancellation policies.  These I support.  I am baffled by the last change which is a move in the opposite direction.  Raising the bar for groups in the manners described will exclude smaller groups and organizations from enjoying the park system in the manner only larger groups will.  Events such as camping are one of a few powerful  ways smaller groups can strengthen the bonds between their members.  Members meeting and engaging  with other member’s families over an entire weekend for example, sharing meals, walks and having roaming bands of children from different families playing is without parallel in creating unity in members of  a group.   We should not be in the practice of setting rules that needlessly limit access to our parks for their intended use by those clearly eager to use them.    Thank you and please do not change the requirement for groups along the proposed lines,   Stephen Virell   503-887-8159

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Ann Hinz PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD proposed changes Friday, August 07, 2015 8:49:51 AM

I think these are all good ideas!!! Ann Hinz Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

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Jenn Terwilliger PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Comments Friday, August 07, 2015 8:52:56 AM

It seems onerous to require information about individual sites when making group camping reservations. Also, it sounds like each site will have the $8 fee applied to it. This just makes it that much more expensive and eventually prohibitive to stay in a State Park. The service fees to use the reserve america website are already high enough! When reserving more than on site at more than one campground there should only be one $8 charge for the whole transaction, not for every site.  Thanks. Sent from my BlackBerry® PlayBook™ www.blackberry.com

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Renea Uecker PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015 Friday, August 07, 2015 8:56:57 AM

I would support this rule change with great enthusiasm.  

Remember my motto:

Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive well preserved body. But rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, glass of wine in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming “WOO HOO what a ride!” And, hey, don’t forget to pay the undertaker with a bad check. J  

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Janelle Pettit PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Camping rules Friday, August 07, 2015 8:57:11 AM

I think the proposed camping rules are excellent.  I support all of them. Thank you, Janelle Scruggs  

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Friday, August 07, 2015 9:00:02 AM

We do quite a bit of camping in both Oregon State Parks and also Forest Service Parks. Our reservations are always made on line thru ReserveAmerica.  After reviewing the proposed changes I would support all of them. Last minute changes are inevitable when you do a fair amount of camping and the proposals would make this easier to do. My only question would be the necessity of doubling the number of group sites if it takes away single campsites.  In the  Forest Service Campgrounds they always have several double sites where 2 cars are allowed and up to 12 people. Rather than making so many large group sites it might be helpful to have some double sites where 2 families can camp together. Bonnie Sperry Sent from Windows Mail

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Elizabeth Sipos PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Camping Policies Changes. Friday, August 07, 2015 9:09:09 AM

I agree with all the new changes proposed for the State Park camping. Thanks for including me. Beth Sipos

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Rebecca Hutchens PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD OPRD Public Comment Friday, August 07, 2015 9:10:15 AM

Sent from Windows Mail All changes would enhance the availability of Campsites at your beautiful State Parks.  One additional item, for future consideration, would be to allow fishing  (where available) without a fishing license for short stay out of state campers without boats.

Sincerely, Rebecca J. Hutchens Georgetown, Texas Camped at Farewell Bend

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Sheri Kuretich PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Friday, August 07, 2015 9:10:47 AM

Looks good to me Sent from my iPhone

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Loggins family PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days Friday, August 07, 2015 9:29:38 AM

Regarding this proposed change, I would think that would encourage people to reserve a bunch of cabins/yurts and wait and see how the weather looks and then release the ones they don’t want at the three day mark with no real penalty. I would not be in favor of this change.

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S Porter PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD O.A.R. 736-015-0015 public comments Friday, August 07, 2015 9:44:25 AM

Hello, I agree and support all of the following changes: -One day reservation window. -Cancel online without calling. -Changing cancellation window for yurts/cabins to 3 days. -Changing group reservation procedures as outlined in your amendments. In today's age of internet and instant connectivity - these new amendments will help individuals who have last minute problems with jobs or life issues to cancel.  At the same time, allowing people to jump into a campsite who couldn't get one & still have the time off to go - an opportunity to do so. Good changes. Thank you. Sam Porter 11703 NW 27th Ave. Vancouver, WA 98685

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Randy Mifflin PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed Rule Change Friday, August 07, 2015 9:45:57 AM

My family is a huge fan and supporter of the Oregon State Park system…   The only rule change that I don’t support is changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. This might prove to be a hardship for campers that don’t want to arrive at their site to set up camp after dark or find they need additional time to reach the park.   Thanks,   Randy Mifflin

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steve frost PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Friday, August 07, 2015 9:50:35 AM

The changes to reservations looks great and this change will help, but wounded it be great that the state of Oregon could reserve are park locations instead of the huge fees we pay to reservation america? Oregonians are still short of camping locations. Now that the side roads like the Wilson river and all other public lands that have been blocked with rocks or mounds so people now can not camp and fish or picnic.  (not everyone is a pig) Now all of the popular camp ground are full, lots of time with people out of state that have paid months in advanced.                            (how is a poor family to pay for this in advance with out credit) Try to go to lake billy or 140 miles west to cape look out always very full and no where else to go. You cant pull off the road even to fish with a paid state license? Lets hope that this duty free state can build some new parks for all Oregonians. Lets look to build many more camping sites soon.          ( Reese Witherspoon movie WILD has caused a flurry of campers)

 This Is Oregon where we should be able to camp any where!

Steven Frost

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RW Lutz PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Parks changes Friday, August 07, 2015 9:55:17 AM

I like the proposed changes!  It fosters better customer relations. -Bob

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evan lewis PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Oregon parks amendments Friday, August 07, 2015 9:55:39 AM

I agree that implementing the stated amendments would make the camping reservation process much better. I booked 6 days of camping this past spring for different sites each night, and was charged $8 for the Online booking fee for each site individually, when it would have been much less to just go to the sites without a reservation. The booking fee should be for single transaction, not for each individual site. Or no booking fee online would be even better, just the cost of the site itself. Thank you Evan Lewis  Sent from my iPhone

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Ken Lucas PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD New rule proposals Friday, August 07, 2015 10:02:52 AM

This is a less Government proposal. The architect has it right. Do it!

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pam ezell PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015 Friday, August 07, 2015 10:06:48 AM

Dear Oregon Parks & Recreation Department; Thank you for the opportunity to comment on your upcoming rule change proposals. In regards to the final item "Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.”   Having a large group of family members to reserve for annually, requiring submission of individual site occupant information two months ahead would be an exercise in chaos -   * family members arrive at different times and park in the space that will best accommodate their needs * we all arrive at different times during the day - from locations in Oregon and Washington * we reserve one site for cooking and campfire - that site is undetermined until we arrive * Some people change dates of arrival - some actually cancel - if they cancel we do not want a stray soldier in the middle of our camp, so to speak * the shuffling that occurs, usually happens during the last two months while we are finalizing the get together * we only want to get together and enjoy each others company, not spend weeks trying to set up a camping trip * you already have my name on those sites, and my credit card, and they are entirely paid for, in advance Maybe - if this is posing some type of problem - you could have your park host go around while they are selling wood and gather the name of the person in each site.

Cordially Pam Ezell 541.240.4151

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Michael Sunday PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Friday, August 07, 2015 10:11:18 AM

GREAT IDEAS PLEASE MOVE FORWARD ASAP

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Nora Timm PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD OAR 736-015-0015 Friday, August 07, 2015 10:37:43 AM

We wholeheartedly agree these changes would be good for the public and support approval of this rule change. Bob & Nora Timm

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Andy Goggins PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Fw: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Friday, August 07, 2015 10:54:31 AM

To Whom it May Concern, Per the forwarded email below with the opportunity to provide input on the proposed changes, as a regular user of the online reservations system and making regular visits to our state parks, I'm in full support of the proposed changes.  I think they're all excellent ideas and will offer more flexibility to your guests and customers - and I realize this will make it more difficult for the folks on-site at the campgrounds to fulfill these changes and having to react faster to last minute reservations and cancellations, for which I truly appreciate your efforts in considering these changes.  Thanks again! Andy Goggins 406.531.4933 On Thursday, August 6, 2015 11:19 PM, "[email protected]" wrote:

Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C

Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702 * Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. Claudia Ciobanu OPRD Shield Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 4525687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Afentoulis, Michael E PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Regarding possible amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. Friday, August 07, 2015 10:56:46 AM

Dear Oregon Parks & Recreation Department,   I have been a frequent user of the Oregon State Parks and their campsites for many years, and I believe there should be more flexibility in the online reservation system for reserving campsites.  Specifically, it would be fantastic for everyone if the reservation window would be allowed to be a single day instead of 2 days. Also, it would be great if the cancellation fee was removed, because there is plenty of demand for these campsites, especially in the Memorial Day weekend until the beginning of October.  There is a large need for more group sites as well.   Please let it be known that I am for all the changes the department is considering changing, but the ones I listed above are the most important to me. Thank you for taking the time and effort to read this email.   Sincerely, Michael E. Afentoulis 1335 NE 69 TH AVE. Portland, OR 97213

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aaron clary PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD comments to changes Friday, August 07, 2015 11:02:54 AM

I really like the changes suggested to cancellation and reservation dates. I have run into the problem of not getting a site reserved last minute because of the current online reservation window.

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Elizabeth Weber PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015 Friday, August 07, 2015 11:04:36 AM

Hello: A quick note to thank you for all the great work you do.  We LOVE camping in Oregon State Parks – its an integral part of our lives.  We greatly appreciate your continued efforts to meet customer’s needs and wants.   On the current amendments, we wholeheartedly support changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1 day as long as this does not adversely impact the staff at the parks.  It sure would be nice to capture a cancellation you can see on the system but can’t reserve because of the timeframe.  And yes, please do let us cancel online.  Going through the automated cancellation via phone is very time consuming and can be frustrating if the recordings aren’t capturing all the information (happens frequently)!  Finally, reducing the cancellation window on deluxe yurts and cabins would really help us in making the commitment to reserve one – if we knew we could cancel even a week out would be much better than the month requirement now.  I hope you find support elsewhere in the community to make these changes. On another note, I would like for OSP to revisit the issue of not allowing partial refunds for reservations six days or longer, when we need to reduce days.  This year I will be paying OSP $125 for campsites and yurts we could not use because our plans changed many months after we made the reservations (sports schedules for kids).  The yurt and campsites went unused because we had the reservations and could not give them back or get a refund for not using them.  I know there are other families out there who would have loved having the space.  Something for you to consider in the next round of changes. Thanx.   Elizabeth Weber

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Susan Finch PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Friday, August 07, 2015 11:16:08 AM

These are WONDERFUL changes. We appreciate their being considered. Fingers crossed for all. I was wondering how to make group reservations - say 6 spots at Cape Lookout for next year. Do we need 6 people jumping on that morning 9 months out to do it or is there a more efficient way? Susan Finch 503-372-5444 - direct http://susanfinch.com [email protected] Receive tips once in a while.

On Thu, Aug 6, 2015 at 10:19 PM, wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Susan Finch PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Friday, August 07, 2015 11:21:55 AM

Are these the only facilities that are part of group reservations: http://www.oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=reserve.dsp_groups I'm wondering if we can do 5 one weekend at Cape Lookout and 5 another at Ft. Stevens. Susan Finch 503-372-5444 - direct http://susanfinch.com [email protected] Receive tips once in a while.

On Thu, Aug 6, 2015 at 10:19 PM, wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Mary Barber PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015 Friday, August 07, 2015 11:31:45 AM

All the proposed amendments appear to be positive ones.

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swtpsu PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD OAR 736-015-0015 Friday, August 07, 2015 11:32:55 AM

YES please change window of reservation to one day. At least have information available to know if park is full or not!  Some of us don't plan ahead as weather is unpredictable in Oregon. Everything should be approved. Sent from Samsung Mobile

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Masami Takikawa PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Friday, August 07, 2015 11:42:50 AM

Hi Claudia, As a customer, I like these changes much. Thanks, Masami On 8/6/15 10:43 PM, [email protected] wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM

89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Steve Grace PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Public comments Friday, August 07, 2015 12:04:34 PM

I support these changes. I like the idea of being able to cancel online. I don't think it would hurt occupancy, yet it would give greater flexibility to campers, with the possibility of more day of rescue around. Sent from my iPhone

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Paris Wolf PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Public comments Friday, August 07, 2015 12:07:20 PM

Like the first 3 proposed changes. Not crazy about the  proposal for groups.  I would like to add some additional proposals. For now or the future.  Please install more yurts,, deluxe yurts, cabins, deluxe cabins. Especially on the coast.  MORE PET FRIENDLY UNITS ALSO.  I am disabled and on a limited income,  and  using these units  makes it more affordable and accessable  for me to drive down the  Oregon Coast and camp. PARIS WOLF ( FREQUENT  CAMPER OF THE OREGON COAST) 1974 CYPRESS CT. PORT ORCHARD, WA. 98366

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michelle mcsherry PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD changes Friday, August 07, 2015 12:13:03 PM

Yes, yes , yes to all of the changes!! And I don't understand each time I have done the early check in I when I get to the window to check in for my Yurt or Cabin have to fill it all out again. This is a waste of time. Thanks for asking!! Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes:

Michelle McSherry [email protected] If you're somewhere you can't wear sandals, you're in the wrong place."

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JOANNE ATTAWAY PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Hello, I just received the info of the changes on the state parks reservations. They seem to me to be perfectly workable.. That would then be my approval to the changes. Thanks J Attaway Friday, August 07, 2015 12:24:24 PM

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Dani Smith PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD comments about state parks reservations changes Friday, August 07, 2015 12:43:26 PM

Most of the changes listed sound like great ways to make the online reservation process much easier for users. The only part I take issue with is requiring individual details about all cabin occupants for groups. When I recently reserved a bunch of cabins for my wedding, we had people who didn't RSVP for staying at the cabins over-night until the week before, and some that no-showed the day of. On top of that, many were carpooling, or renting or borrowing cars, so we didn't have the license plate info also till the day of. It's hard to get group details together two months in advance, especially when some people can't plan on that timeframe due to working in places that don't give schedules that far in advance, and other personal schedule fluctuations. Thanks! Dani Schulte -"I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand." - Confucius

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Wolfgang PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Feedback per OR parks changes Friday, August 07, 2015 12:49:57 PM

"Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center" I agree completely. Any biz or changes we can do online and via a central webpage is much more efficient. - Wolfgang Agotta

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ROBBIE CHAPMAN PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Friday, August 07, 2015 12:57:55 PM

Please wave the $8 cancelation fee.

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Thom Lester PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. Friday, August 07, 2015 12:58:19 PM

My wife and I frequent OSParks quite often. The proposed rule changes would benefit many of us IMO. Yes to all. Thom Lester Oregon Coast

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andrew jansky PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Reservation rule change Friday, August 07, 2015 1:03:25 PM

One other issue that should be addressed is people making reservations and never showing up.  The reservation system is great, but many people book out trips months in advance and either forget or change their minds and the site is left unused.  This is really an equity issue, as the cost of the reservation is trivial for some.  Is there a way to require confirmation of intent to show up, or give some type of credit if you cancel even at last minute, thus freeing up the site to people who do not plan ahead as well? Thank you Andrew

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Gail Sanchez PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD New changes Friday, August 07, 2015 1:23:47 PM

We like all of these updated changes, being retired we can use the no fees it's very expensive To camp all summer. One request for seniors discount would be helpfulness, thanks foe these changes. Gail Sanchez Sent from my iPad

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Gary Sumrak PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Park Changes Friday, August 07, 2015 1:25:41 PM

I think the proposed changes will benefit both the Oregon Parks and the public.   Thanks for trying to make things better.   Sincerely,   Gary Sumrak

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Carla Kerr PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD changing the rules Friday, August 07, 2015 1:32:07 PM

What you have changed sounds good to me!

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Ron and Sharla Chapman PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD comment Friday, August 07, 2015 1:39:07 PM

I would like to see the changes proposed made. I like the idea of being able to make a reservation a day ahead. We travel extensively and like staying in state parks. It is difficult to make reservations two days ahead when you don't know how far you are going to travel in a day and how long you want to stay in an area you may have never been before. Thank you for your time. The Chapmans Sent from my iPad

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Howard J. Gordon PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed Changes Friday, August 07, 2015 1:42:12 PM

The only proposed change that would impact us would be the below in bold and we support this change as it would improve camper's ability to manage their reservations and result in few staff hours to facilitate such cancellations.   Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center.

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Friday, August 07, 2015 1:42:23 PM

Rule change sounds good to us. lance and sue

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Keith Beckman PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Rule Changes... Friday, August 07, 2015 1:49:02 PM

We have a Veterans Disabled pass but the rules that you plan to change are okay.   I just don't understand if we still have to pay a reservation fee as well as a cancelation fee should it become necessary.   Thank You. Keith I. Beckman

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Jim Ruimerman PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD RE: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Friday, August 07, 2015 2:47:19 PM

I like it - thanks for asking

Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2015 16:00:07 -0700 From: [email protected] To: [email protected] Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C

Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702 * Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Tanya Chappelle PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Friday, August 07, 2015 3:08:12 PM

I would love to see all of these changes take place. Thanks Tanya   Tanya Chappelle [email protected] From: "[email protected]" To: [email protected] Sent: Thursday, August 6, 2015 10:54 PM Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes

Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702 * Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. Claudia Ciobanu OPRD Shield Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 4525687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Scilla Edwards PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Oregon State Parks reservation system Friday, August 07, 2015 3:09:07 PM

Please DO NOT change the reservation window from 2 days to 1 day. The present system allows campers who have no reservation to arrive at a campground and at least have a place to sleep for one night, maybe longer if one gets lucky !  If you change the system to a single day window, there will be no more "1 Night only"  posts at a site.      Life is tough enough already for those who do not book months in advance.  We do not all travel round with SmartPhone apps.  Most older campers do not want to struggle with online systems just to get a site.                                            Scilla Edwards

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c PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Rule Changes Friday, August 07, 2015 3:36:02 PM

I personally do not think that the rules that are in place are too stringent!  However: with the advancements in cyber technology, the new rules should not create any taxing changeover issues.  There may be a benefit for last minute planners with the new rules!  Thank you for asking for our input! sincerely, Craig Taylor

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Ada Rivera PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed changes to state park reservations Friday, August 07, 2015 3:37:14 PM

My family utilizes Oregon State Park campgrounds, cabins or yurts several times each year. We always use the online reservation system. The changes you are proposing will make the reservation process more user friendly, and will encourage more usage. Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. I am in favor of this change. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center.  I am in favor of this change. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days.  I am in favor of this change. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date  I do not have an opinion regarding this change. Ada Rivera

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Steve Peck PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. Friday, August 07, 2015 3:37:14 PM

I agree with the proposals below, except I would suggest a one week (7-day) cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps which would allow potential customers more time to book these sites. Thank you, Steve Peck Beaverton, OR Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

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Larry Malohn PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Reservation Window changes for camping Friday, August 07, 2015 3:46:49 PM

We do like the proposal of reducing the reservation window requirement from 2 days to 1. Thanks to all the forest rangers who do such a great job and to Oregon State Parks for providing exquisite beachside camping grounds!

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Steve Dunn PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changes Friday, August 07, 2015 3:46:55 PM

  I think that these are excellent positive changes that will benefit the user.   Steve Dunn   Sent from Mail for Windows 10

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Bob Klein PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD cost of camping Friday, August 07, 2015 3:48:23 PM

     All these changes don’t  mean anything because the rich who  can afford to camp in state parks have the money no matter the cost.   Not like us poor that cant afford to camp any more. What about a senior discount?

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Comments on Proposed Ruling Friday, August 07, 2015 3:50:56 PM

I support the changes because it should help reduce the number of empty reserved sites and make them available to other users in a more timely manner. Dennis Flaherty

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Sandra Hight PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Friday, August 07, 2015 4:05:28 PM

I support the changes!  In this busy life work and play it is very helpful to meet these schedules with short notice, thus not being charged when you have a family circumstance that constitutes a camp cancellation. We have enjoyed camping with you and look forward to these changes being put in place. Thank you for your consideration of the public views.

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RonandSherry Eland PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Feedback Administrative Rule changes proposal Friday, August 07, 2015 4:10:07 PM

My husband and I make many extensive trips in our motorhome.  Many times we cannot predict where we will be on a given date with accuracy.  Therefore we depend on being able to enter the park and find a site without reservations where we can be assured to stay two nights.  I am absolutely against changing the reservation window to one day.  That would severely limit the camping options. Sherry O'Brien

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Shirley Marc PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD agree Friday, August 07, 2015 4:12:19 PM

I agree with all the proposed changes.

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Mary Munro PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changes Friday, August 07, 2015 4:13:03 PM

Dear Oregon Parks I think these are all good changes. Sent from my iPhone

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Christine Bryant PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Oregon Parks & Rec Department Friday, August 07, 2015 5:25:19 PM

Hello. The 4 changes sound good but another change would be great and that would be giving out of state handicap campers a discount. The state of California gives the discount to handicap campers. It's hard enough being disabled and camping. The discount doesn't have to be a lot $2-3 at the most. But something helps when you are traveling. Sincerely Christine Bryant

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Jacque Ford PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD new rule changes Friday, August 07, 2015 5:38:18 PM

I approve of all the rule changes.  I wonder though if on horse camps, 7 day cancellation might be better than 3 day. 

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Cheryl Cannon PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD OSPR Friday, August 07, 2015 5:39:42 PM

Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.       I would support all of those recommendations, especially cancellations on line...

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Cheryl Cannon PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Comments Friday, August 07, 2015 5:51:44 PM

I would like to see the following rules enforced:   1) It seems to be a common perception one can make as much noise as they wish until 10 PM. My understanding is that if ‘Your noise reaches my camp’, you are making too much noise. Which is it?   2) Limit campfires to after 5 PM. As a frequent camper in our beautiful parks, I regularly see people building a fire in the morning and letting it smolder all day, sometimes leaving it unattended. The majority of people do not need a fire to cook, the smoke pollutes the park, and people with respiratory issues suffer greatly, sometimes to the point of having to leave the park. This year and last we have had such high risk for forest fires yet there has been no limitations on camp fires. I understand the draw of having a fire at one’s campsite, but it does not have to start at daybreak.     Thank you for the forum...   Cheryl Cannon    

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Robert Heinke PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed new policies Friday, August 07, 2015 7:46:28 PM

I’m in favor of the four main policy changes listed on your email to effect a more efficient reservation system. On a personal note, I would like to see the Oregon State Parks allow more ”first  come, first  serve” campsites (that are not reserved) available to campers that do not have a planned vacation and are traveling through without a planned schedule.  To arrive at the camp sign in building and being told ”no camp sites available" has happened to my family  several times.   Thanks for the opportunity to comment. Regards, Robert Heinke

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Sheila Reeves PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-0150015. Friday, August 07, 2015 7:50:48 PM

I am in favor of the changes.  Sheila Reeves Rockaway Beach, Oregon

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Plittleshadow PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD park changes Friday, August 07, 2015 7:54:05 PM

It is high time to make changes in the reservation system ! To stop people tying up state parks and not showing up to clam site. Give a chance to new people to be able to get cabins and yurts that live here . thanks Pat Watkins 541-992-9429

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Paul mantz powers PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Public Comments Friday, August 07, 2015 7:58:26 PM

Sounds like positive changes that will enable to better meet the needs of campers.

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Larry Connie Elford PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD RE: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Friday, August 07, 2015 8:00:15 PM

OK w/me   From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Wednesday, August 05, 2015 6:24 PM To: [email protected] Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes

Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected] By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301 Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM

11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702 * Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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D and T Dulong PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Amends OAR 736-015-0015 Friday, August 07, 2015 8:33:56 PM

Yes, Yes, and Yes, anything to improve your customer service is a great step for my outlook on camping in the state of Oregon, using the Oregon state parks. It has been a thorn in my side to make reservations so far in advance and find out we could add, or change camp sites only to pay double fees to do so which I think is ridiculous and costly to those of us who like camping and can save money going on vacation without spending tons of dollars to stay. I actually l had to use the power of our state rep. once to get refunded for this terrible practice. So yes these changes sound like they are going in the right direction. Our parks are beautiful…until you have to deal with beurocracy.   Sent from Mail for Windows 10

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Nick Reid PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Friday, August 07, 2015 8:52:10 PM

I approve of all the changes except for requiring groups to submit individual occupant information two months in advance of arrival. Nick Reid On Wed, Aug 5, 2015 at 11:17 PM, wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420

Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Teresa Hepker PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. Friday, August 07, 2015 9:16:54 PM

I approve of the proposed changes, as they are beneficial to the consumer. Teresa Hepker The Dalles, OR

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Patricia Neighbor PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD FW: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Friday, August 07, 2015 9:32:04 PM

The following seem to be good changes:

Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

I don't have the level of understanding needed to comment on this one: Removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee

Patricia

Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2015 08:45:34 -0700 From: [email protected] To: [email protected] Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center.

Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401

Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Steve & Val Hyer PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Comments on Proposed Changes to Reservation System Friday, August 07, 2015 10:21:08 PM

Hello, I want to express my support for the Reservation System changes proposed in the e-mail I just received.  The summary was clear and I believe the changes will make the Oregon system more friendly to part users and more consistent with those rules in Washington.   I recently reserved a cabin for the end of Sept at Cape Lookout and in the reservation process I almost decided to NOT complete the reservation because of the cancellation policy.  I fully intend to make the trip and enjoy the park, but once in a while life happens and changes have to be made. Allowing a 3 day cancellation period certainly meets the needs of the general public.  Plus, if a cabin in cancelled you are likely to fill it up as they seem to be quite full.   BTW, I did attend high school in Lincoln City, graduating in 1966.  Now that I am retired I hope to visit many more parts of Oregon and enjoy the parks.  Take care and thanks for the opportunity to comment.   Steve Hyer, Sr. 8238 Ridgefield Ave NE Lacey, WA 98516 360-943-0969 Home 360-870-5487 Cell            

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Mark Andrews PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Friday, August 07, 2015 10:28:35 PM

All proposals sound good.  Very consumer friendly.  Go for it.  Sent from my iPad

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Sunnetta Capovilla PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Rule 736-015-0015 Friday, August 07, 2015 11:12:21 PM

I am in agreement with ALL proposed changes making it easier to cancel without penalty and being able to reserve in 1 day. Sunnetta Capovilla

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Jerry Martinez PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. Friday, August 07, 2015 11:39:42 PM

After reading through the changes that are being considered. I would like to put in my support for these changes. I would like to add my opinion on the change in the fee waivers, in that, if it does not impact monies going to the parks or employees of the parks, then I am in favor of that change as well, however, if it does in fact impact monies going to maintenance of the parks or wages of the employees of the parks then I would have to say that I am not in favor of waiver of fees.  All other changes look great. thank you, for the opportunity to express my input and opinions. Keep up the great work you folks do for our parks. My favorite places to go!!  -Jerry Martinez Nothing destroys spirit like poverty, choose wisely

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nuur nuur PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Friday, August 07, 2015 11:46:22 PM

Thank you for the heads up.  I am in support of the proposed changes. 

On Tuesday, August 4, 2015 3:32 PM, "[email protected]" wrote:

Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420

Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702 * Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. Claudia Ciobanu OPRD Shield Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 4525687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Dennis PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD New policy changes being proposed Friday, August 07, 2015 11:47:19 PM

We have no objections to any of the proposed changes. Thank you for allowing our input. Dennis Comer Sent from my iPad

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Submission by two months list of occupents to the sits Saturday, August 08, 2015 2:40:01 AM

As a member of of the WBCCI (AIRSTREAM Club) we often do not know the the names of all parties that will be attending the gatherings.  We will have cancelation and additions to the list as we near the camp date.  We would be able to supply about 70% of the attendees names but not all. All the other changes I agree with.  As a holder of a Special Access Pass it would be nice to ask the rally camp host if there is any holders of said passes when they are making reservations for the group. Thank you for the opportunity to speak about the proposed changes.   Tom Griffin Sent from XINITY Connect Mobile App

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message me PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed rule changes Saturday, August 08, 2015 3:03:22 AM

I agree on the changes. I used online cancelation with ease. My recommendment is please change the rule on if change dates on reservation to another day. Is to allow us to keep the money already paid on first site in our account to allow us to switch days without canceling then refund money then make new reservation. That is what happened to me. For example i paid 2 nights on yurt  $96 but because i needed to switch dates. I had to cancel the yurt for $96 then wait till they refund me 88  back. Then was billed the $96 for new site i wanted. The 8 dollar cancel fee. I dont mind paying a 8 fee to changing dates but please allow us to switch dates without canceling whole amount.

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BILL GABRIEL GLENN PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Survey Saturday, August 08, 2015 5:28:57 AM

Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1.  I like this change it would give the most current information and let you know prior to going if you got a spot. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center.  This is also more convenient and would make it easier to cancel so camp spots can be used and not just sit empty because someone did not want to call. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days.  Agree things do come up last minute. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.  Do not want the increase in number of sites to go to 20. It is already hard enough to get a spot and if you allow groups to have more it will get even harder to find spots. Thank you, Gabriele Glenn Sent from my iPad

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Susan Sullivan PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed changes to campground rules Saturday, August 08, 2015 6:33:06 AM

I would love to see a change in the reservation window from 2 days to 1.  My husband and I were looking to go camping for the weekend on granted, very short notice, but due to the reservation window being 2 days, we were out of luck and were told it is on a first come, first serve basis.  Well when you fill your truck with diesel and tow a 43 ft RV 75 or 100 miles to find out the first come, first serve spots are taken, you either turn around and go home or end up in Wal-Mart's parking lot.  NOT!  Maybe every spot wasn't taken at the park.  Wouldn't you rather have had it filled with someone who was looking for a weekend getaway and and the same time, generating more revenue for our state?  I really hope the change is implemented, as I know we would be camping more often than we already do. Thank you, Susan Sullivan Sent from my iPad

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Karen Gooley PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changes Saturday, August 08, 2015 6:50:43 AM

I'm in favor of the proposed changes. Thank you Oregon State Parks.  We enjoy using the RV sites. Bob Gooley 503-932-6951 Sent from my iPad

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Ken & Sue PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changes Saturday, August 08, 2015 6:57:22 AM

Hello,   We love the way your State operates campgrounds and agree that all of the proposed changes would only make it better.    Thank you, Sue Sojonky Abbotsford, BC

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Chris Black PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changes to parks Saturday, August 08, 2015 7:18:48 AM

I believe all the changes proposed will NOT make camping in Oregon more enjoyable. I suggest keeping the existing rules. T Chris Black Sent from my iPhone

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Derek Pratt PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD oprd proposal Saturday, August 08, 2015 8:20:35 AM

OPRD, I am in favor of these changes. Thanks, Derek

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Jamie Kraft PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Rule changes Saturday, August 08, 2015 8:28:17 AM

I think these sound reasonable. I would vote yes for the changes

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Bonnie Schoonover PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD RE: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Saturday, August 08, 2015 8:32:44 AM

Regarding the changes to your rules seems like a good idea to me.   Thank you for letting me voice my opinion. Bonnie Schoonover

Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2015 18:14:03 -0700 From: [email protected] To: [email protected] Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department

Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Mike and Shirley PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD RE: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Saturday, August 08, 2015 8:42:25 AM

See our comments next to your proposed changes below   From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Thursday, August 06, 2015 8:01 PM To: [email protected] Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes

Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. (We support this) Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. (We support this) Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days.(We suggest a 7 day cancellation window unless your records show that there is a demand to support a 3 day cancellation window.) Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. (We support the increase in sites if your records show that the demand would support the increase. We support the waiver of fees. We recommend that submission of individual site occupant information “…within 2 weeks…” instead of 2 months.) By email:                                                                                                                           Please email written comments to: [email protected] By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301 Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420

Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702 * Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Andrew Harris PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Fwd: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Saturday, August 08, 2015 8:46:25 AM

I regularly visit Oregon State Parks and I agree and wholly support all of these changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. Thank you, Andrew Harris ---------- Forwarded message ---------From: Date: Tue, Aug 4, 2015 at 3:33 PM Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes To: [email protected]

Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Jerry Bowman PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD feedback Saturday, August 08, 2015 8:52:36 AM

I think your proposed changes make sense. I would also like to see you improve your on-line site availability.  Last month we stayed at Nehalem becasue we culd not get a reservation at Cape Lookout.  During our trip, we visited Cape Lookout to find many openings.  Very disappointing. Oregon State Parks are great places to visit. Jerry Bowman  

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Marcela PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Saturday, August 08, 2015 9:12:05 AM

Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. I Marcela Pauerova agree/suggest these proposed rules by the department< Please contact me via email if there are any other steps required.

The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

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Silver Springs nursery PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD comment Saturday, August 08, 2015 9:18:43 AM

$8 to reserve a site is too much. One day instead of 2 is fine. James Kraemer

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Ed Palapuz PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed chsnges Saturday, August 08, 2015 9:43:05 AM

We love camping on the Oregon Coast- it's the best place we've ever been to in a long time. Coming from BC , Canada the camp sites along the coast are run efficiently and we have no complaints.   The proposed changes look good to us. We support them wholeheartedly.  Question ? When is the best time to start booking at Honeyman site for next summer 2016?  Sent from my iPhone

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Danielle Risso PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD proposed camping reservation/cancellation policies Saturday, August 08, 2015 9:47:47 AM

I agree with all four proposed changes for camping reservations/cancellations.   I'd also propose limiting length of stay at yurts and cabins so more people can enjoy these facilities.   I'd propose 2 days to 5 days and an appropriate length for any one customer. Danielle Risso

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Jacqueline Parker PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD proposed rule changes Saturday, August 08, 2015 9:58:18 AM

I support the Oregon State parks rule changes; I believe they will make park use easier for the public. Thank you, Jacqueline Parker --

Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise. Alice Walker

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PATRICIA A WACKFORD Owner PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD New rules Saturday, August 08, 2015 10:20:44 AM

I have found it more and more difficult as an individual camper to be able to enjoy the beauty and diversity of Oregon. Camp grounds are "reserved" through the end of the year now. I am discouraged  that "a group " of individuals will be able to reserve as many as 20 individual sites in a camp ground. I thought that was why there are "Group Camps "set aside for that purpose. Now these groups can reserve just a day in advance  to reserve an entire Loop of campsites. This policy will eventually leave the individual camper/traveler spending the night along side the road or in a Walmart parking lot!   I think these "new Rules" are totally unfair.   This Fall I would like to explore the Eastern side of our State. I am finding there are reservations for these sites already. Some camp grounds are booked until they are closed for the season! Where does that leave me?   I think it would be more fair to set aside a number of "first come first serve" individual sites in each State Campground. Our campgrounds are being "reserved like motel rooms", trying to keep them full every night of the week.  This whole reservation policy is unfair. Some of us out here can not plan 6 months ahead when we can camp. Some of us can not afford motel rooms and prefer the great outdoors.   I would hope that more consideration for individual, Oregon residents, need more opportunities to enjoy our State. Thank you. Patricia Wackford [email protected] Toledo, Oregon 541 336 2011 

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Faisal Azeem PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Saturday, August 08, 2015 11:14:55 AM

I like all the suggested changes. The only change I will make is: Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 7 days (instead of 3 days) It will be a shame if people cancel very late and no one else finds that Yurt is available. Cancellation window of a week will give more time (for example someone planning a weekend trip may find and reserve it the previous weekend).  One month is too much but 3 days may be too short. One week may be a better compromise. - Muhammad Faisal Azeem On Wed, Aug 5, 2015 at 10:07 AM, wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C

Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

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Jeff Dearing PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD proposed rule changes Saturday, August 08, 2015 11:21:17 AM

My wife Maridee and myself have no problems with the described changed you propose. Thank you for this opportunity to respond. Sincerely, Jeffrey A. and Maridee L Dearing 10626 S. Wildcat Rd. Molalla, OR 97038 

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Mary Settlemier PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Feedback on proposed changes to reservation system. Saturday, August 08, 2015 11:22:15 AM

All of the proposed changes appear to make sense to me.  Narrowing the window and making it easier to cancel will be helpful to campers to identify sites that may open up because of cancellations, and increase the ease of cancellations to most likely provide increased likelihood of finding a site at the last minute. The only down side I can see is that the new efficiencies may decrease the likelihood of finding a site when arriving at a park without a reservation on the day you would like to stay there.

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sierragwin PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changes to oprd Saturday, August 08, 2015 12:04:33 PM

Hi Having had a lot of frustration with the current system,  I would be happy to see these changes implemented. Particularly 1 day reservation if that means that you can stay in an available site if you are at a park and not risk someone else reserving it. Also allowing on line cancellation makes it more likely that people will free up a spot rather than not showing up.  Thank you  Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S® 4 mini ™, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

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therobs PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Vote Saturday, August 08, 2015 12:06:06 PM

I think changing the cancellation policy to 3 days would be quite helpful to travelers in general as often times plans change and allowing someone to cancel up to 3 days prior would benefit those with changed plans and benefit those that had to change their plans as well (my situation) which would open up a yurt – the yurts are in such high demand that I don’t think the changed policy would cause them to go vacant.

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[email protected] on behalf of Rick Edmundson PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Saturday, August 08, 2015 12:16:44 PM

These are awesome (and welcome) changes, especially the ability to do more online.  Thank you! Sincerely, Rick

Ciao for now... Rick www.NwCoffee.com Quality  -vs-  Quantity On Thu, Aug 6, 2015 at 1:25 PM, wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Jennifer Travis PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Reservation & cancelations fees Saturday, August 08, 2015 12:46:27 PM

Hello, I throughly resent  the  8 dollar reservation fee AND 8 dollar cancellation fee. It's a monopoly and confiscatory and believe it could be grounds for a class action anti-trust lawsuit. If done online, it should be free to make reservations and free to cancel ( Online) Or like 2 dollars. If done thru reservation center fees to reserve are appropriate because a human is being paid, but Not to cancel plans, and Yes the cabins and yurts should have the 3 day cancellation policy -not a whole month. It frees it up for others to get in last minute and is not a terrible financial / emotional burden on everyone. It's against the law to "double rent" if they forfeit their yurt / cabin plans and again you are in danger of a class action rental suit. Sincerely, Jennifer T. Sent from my iPhone

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Deanna Rivera PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD comments on proposed rule changes Saturday, August 08, 2015 1:09:18 PM

Thanks for the opportunity to comment! I fully support changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. It would encourage me to camp more often and spur of the moment. It would also be nice to have access to if anything is available same day. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center would absolutely be so great! Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days makes a lot of sense to me. A month window doesn't make any sense in the realities of life and these are such "hot" commodities you wouldn't have trouble rerenting most of them. I don't have much to say about the group change proposals except I don't really like the idea of having MORE group sites unless they are very much separated from individual/family sites. _____ Deanna Rivera, President | 541-654-8125 office | 541-514-3226 cell UplinkSpyder Inc. | Marketing. Websites. Design. UplinkSpyder.com | Facebook.com/uplink.spyder.web | LinkedIn.com/in/deannarivera

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noel h gast PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD comment Saturday, August 08, 2015 1:38:58 PM

Disagree with with increasing group size to 20. In the summer months spaces can be hard to get. The exception would to allow individual use if group sites aren’t being used.  The 2 month notice notice seems extreme. Noel H Gast

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Shaun Hoback PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD commet Saturday, August 08, 2015 1:42:21 PM

I think all of the proposed rule changes would make the process more user/family friendly!  Sent from my iPad

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karen stephens PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Regarding park changes Saturday, August 08, 2015 1:44:10 PM

I believe they should just leave it alone it works fine the way it is we don't need people checking who we are we're good people good citizens Sent from my iPhone

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Joan kelly PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD public comment Saturday, August 08, 2015 1:51:39 PM

I do not think the reservation widow should be changed form 2 to 1 day.  Whatever cancelation procedure is required, the info should be immediately available on line so the sites to not go to waste.  There's nothing worse than wanting to stay somewhere and the site is not occupied by the reservation holder.  Thanks ! Joan

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abby moreno PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed amendments Saturday, August 08, 2015 2:15:47 PM

To whom it may concern: With regards to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015, I would like to see the following changes made:

Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

Sincerely, Abigail J. Moreno Beaverton, Oregon and valued Oregon State Parks Customer

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Michele Penner PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Saturday, August 08, 2015 2:39:21 PM

I think these are all great changes.  Makes things more flexible which is always good! From: "[email protected]" To: [email protected] Sent: Wednesday, August 5, 2015 9:16 PM Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes

Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to email or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy

Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702 * Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. Claudia Ciobanu OPRD Shield Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Valerie Meeuwsen PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD camping comments Saturday, August 08, 2015 3:37:55 PM

Hello, I think these rule changes are fine and will cut down on those people reserving earlier than the 9 months then cancelling part of their trip just to get dates further out than 9 months- so sneaky! I also would like to propose quiet hour to start at 11:00 pm. in the summer. Our group was commenting on our last trip how it barely gets dark at 10:00 for the campfire fun, but then it is already quiet time. We envision guitar playing and smores eating at dark around the campfire, but when it is quiet hour we have to be so careful not to offend other campers. Our group would personally love to keep having a good time until 11:00pm., esp. in the summer. Maybe you could talk about that in the future and even survey people? Thanks, Valerie Meeuwsen, camper

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Karen Zwissler PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Saturday, August 08, 2015 3:40:03 PM

Hello, I support changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1 - this will allow for more impromptu camping trips for those that aren't always able to plan ahead and don't like to chance-it with first-come sites. I also strongly support the ability to cancel a reservation online! More customers will actually cancel when they need to using this easy method, rather than just letting the site go unused because they didn't have a chance to make the phone call. I also support changing the cancellation window for yurts and cabins from one month to three days, as long as this will allow for last-minute reservations to be made to use these cancelled reservations. Thank you for reaching out to learn about public preference! On Wed, Aug 5, 2015 at 4:39 PM, wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department

Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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valerie metcalfe PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD proposed rule changes Saturday, August 08, 2015 4:42:12 PM

I am a frequent camper and wish to make a public comment on the proposed rule changes: 1. I DO NOT want to see the reservation window changed from 2 days to 1. My reason is that it hurts those of us spontaneous campers. As more and more people use the online reservation system, more and more campgrounds are filling up way in advance and it makes it hard for those of us who like to take off at the last minute. The current 2 day window allows me to go online and check availability. For example, now I can go online on a Wed. and see if there is a spot open on a Thu and if there is no reservation for Fri, I can be certain to get that spot for 2 days camping and not have someone show up and bump me because they reserved it while I was en route. I think its important to keep the 2 day window for people who don't like paying the reservation fee and who prefer to be spontaneous. It seems to work this way for the camp hosts as well. 2. I DO support allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. 3. I DO support changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins from one month to 3 days. Thank you. Valerie Metcalfe 62 E. 23rd Ave. Eugene, OR 97405

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Shari Lawson PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changes Saturday, August 08, 2015 4:43:23 PM

I agree with most of the changes. I think that with group camps it's not fair to charge them all the $8 fee. I like reducing the cancellation time for yurts, maybe more would become available. And to be able to cancel online on the weekends instead of waiting to call on Monday would be helpful. Thank you for asking my opinion. Sharron Lawson Sent from my iPad

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mrtteam1 PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Oregon camp ground Saturday, August 08, 2015 5:19:53 PM

Oregon residents should have first choice in making reservations do to the fact that's our tax dollars paying to keep them open. All the good sites seems to be used by out of state residents.  Thanks Sent on the new Sprint Network from my Samsung Galaxy S®4.

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Tracy Mackesey PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Saturday, August 08, 2015 5:54:33 PM

Hello, Thank you for asking for our input. We enjoyed our stay at the Newport state park.  I do not object to a 1 or 2 day cancellation window. People understand that cancellations fees should occur and are prepared for that when they make a reservation.  If you feel that reducing the dates and rates regarding reservation cancellation policy and are able to fill those places on short notice then go ahead - reduce it.  If not, keep it the same. Please note, we would have liked to stay one more night and found that the lot across from us was available every day.  We tried to check in with the gate if we could move there and they insisted it was not available.  The neighbor to that lot advised us in fact no one came in to that lot that night.  Also, a large group of 84 peoples booked a loop that was not on the washroom loop and all insisted on cutting through our rented space instead of using the road.  It was quite disrespectful of our space.  I asked every time to please use the road not the space we paid for. 

Hope this feedback helps. Sent from Windows Mail From: [email protected] Sent: Wednesday, August 05, 2015 2:17 PM To: Tracy Mackesey Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1.

Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420

Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn

Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702 * Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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sthmach PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Saturday, August 08, 2015 5:57:13 PM

I’m very much opposed to changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1.  This makes it unfriendly to folks that drop in and want to stay longer than one night.  We came across this before and we didn’t know if we could stay in our site for the next night until the morning of the next day since people could book the site up until midnight of the day we already were in the site.  It was not only frustrating for us but for the rangers trying to manage the park.   Online booking should not be the only way people can stay at a campground, there are a lot of us that just want to utilize the CG’s on the go and don’t have internet access.   Stan Hall CORVALLIS, OR

 

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Susan Hebert PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed Rule Changes Saturday, August 08, 2015 6:35:12 PM

Regarding your 8/6/15 email asking for public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015: I would like to see the reservation window change from 2 days to 1 day. I would like customers to be able to cancel reservations online without having to email or call the call center. Susan Hebert Susan Hebert Imports/Cobre Copper www.ecobre.com P: 503.248.1111 Portland, Oregon Follow us on our Blog: www.ecobre.com/blog Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ecobre Follow us on Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/ecobre  

 

 

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jon mather PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed changes to Oregon State Parks. Saturday, August 08, 2015 7:16:18 PM

I have no problem with #1-3 changes. I do have a problem with doubling the number of Group sites available. It is nearly impossible to get into a State Park on a weekend from May to early September. making fewer sites available to regular people will make it impossible. I have found myself going to Washington and Idaho to camp. There reservation system is much more pleasant to use and the information seems to be much more current. Idaho is really head and shoulders above in regards to getting into a campground. You can actually call the check in booth at the park if you like and reserve right then.  Please do not double the number of group sites available. It will really hurt your business with the loyal campers who camp throughout the year. Jon Mather

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Bob Lee PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Saturday, August 08, 2015 7:47:44 PM

First; why no public heatings in Southern Oregon, Second ;  why change a system that's seems to be working. Sent from my iPhone

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J Politsch PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Saturday, August 08, 2015 7:48:07 PM

Hello,  I think that almost all of the proposed changes are good except the following: Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. I believe this change will result in negative revenue for the parks and make it more difficult for individuals to get a reservation except for last minute. Reducing the window for cancellations to 3 days will then enable people to hold on to reservations for longer before cancelling which means more deluxe sites could go unused because fewer people will be free to snatch up these last minute openings. Thanks for requesting input Jennifer Politsch Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android From:"[email protected]" Date:Wed, Aug 5, 2015 at 8:05 PM Subject:OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Richard Shirey PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. Saturday, August 08, 2015 9:17:47 PM

My comments are in Red The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. I am in favor of changing the reservation window to 1 day. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. I am in favor of allowing customers to cancel reservations online. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. In addition to the above changes I request that you return Viento State Park back to a no reservation park.  It allows customers like me to move in and out without having to adhere to a long range plan.   Richard Huntington Beach, CA

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Lorna Flormoe PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Park reservations Sunday, August 09, 2015 12:26:03 AM

I support all the proposed changes. As someone who regularly makes park site reservations online, they make a lot of sense. Sent from my iPhone

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Laurie Hager PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Rule 736-015-0015 Sunday, August 09, 2015 3:47:54 AM

IN FAVOR----------Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. IN FAVOR----------Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. IN FAVOR----------Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. APPOSED--------PREFER 15 SITES, WAVER OF FEES IN FAVOR OF Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

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D Logue PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD RESERVATION SYSTEM Sunday, August 09, 2015 7:04:46 AM

  Please start taking reservation with state agency personnel, and stop using Reserve America.  I find Reserve America to be quite unfriendly, inconsiderate, and they just plain don’t give a damn.  I have lived in Oregon my entire life, and as a family, we used to go camping on a whim.  The site were always nice, with stockpiles of firewood for free.   Now, unless one goes through the torture of reserving through Reserve America at least 9 months in advance, one can’t even get into the parks for camping.  Shame on the OPRD for allowing this to happen.   What is really sad, is that many people from out of state book campsites early, and those of us who fund their vacation by paying state tax, can’t even get a site.  How about charging extra for out of state users?   I really don’t expect you to do anything about my comments.  Why would you?  You are the government, and you probably moved here from another state.  

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Julie Davie PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD OAR 736-015-0015 (Reservations) Sunday, August 09, 2015 8:23:05 AM

I am supportive of the change to this rule that would exempt cancellation of a horse site from the one month notification requirement.  At times I've opted to go to nonreservation facilities to horse camp rather than State parks because of the greater flexibility.  As you've obviously taken into account, reducing this notice period to three days allows for cancellation due to such unforeseen circumstances as a camper coming down with an illness.  Thank you for this proposed change. I want to comment on something regarding "changes".  I ran into a problem with a recent reservation but after reading the OAR I'm not sure that a rule change is needed but a policy change.  I recently, in haste accidently reserved a large camp site at LL Stub Stewart instead of a small site.  When I realized this later the same day I tried to change it and was told I could not without forfeiting my first night fee because it was less than a month out.  I was told however that I could transfer the reservation to a small site if available when I arrived at the camp and receive a refund of the difference. I managed to do this so everything worked out for me.  Now, with the cancellation change from a month to three days this particular case would have been a moot point.  However, this could still happen if making a reservation within three days of the arrival date.  It just does not make sense that you can make the change at the camp but not over the phone.  I want to make another comment.  Again, I'm not sure that this an issue with the rule but policy.  Currently you cannot make a reservation on-line for a horse site.  I've been told that is because it is because callers need to be reminded that they must have a horse to camp in these sites.  I appreciate this very much and do not want to jeopardize this warning.  However, is there a way that the reservation system could be programmed to flag individuals who have not previously booked horse sites and direct them to telephone for a reservation, allowing others to continue with an on-line reservation?  Being able to make the reservation on-line would provide 24/7 access to the reservation system.  Thank you for your consideration of this issue. Thank you. Julie Davie 17684 Powers Creek Loop Road NE Silverton, OR  97381 503 873-4952

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Dorothy Thayer PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Sunday, August 09, 2015 8:56:28 AM

All proposals seem fair except reducing from 2 to 1 day.  If this reduction is st the request of the park ranger manager I could agree to it also.  I assume the restrictions on cancellations would apply on computer usage.  D K T

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Sunday, August 09, 2015 9:24:15 AM

These changes are bad for people in larger clubs making it very hard for all of us to reserve and get sites in advance. Also this will bring a lose in revenue to your parks and a lose to local communities. The clubs that come to your camp grounds bring huge revenue to your parks and your town and to your food bank where we have donated hundreds of pounds of food in the last few years. Asking clubs to provide a lot of extra information is a real struggle for a lot of smaller organizations for the fact we do not have the rescores to do so. These changes are bad for the public and the communities.

From: "OPRD Publiccomment" To: [email protected] Sent: Tuesday, August 4, 2015 7:03:52 PM Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected] By Mail: Please send written comments to:

Oregon Parks & Recreation Department

Attn: Public Comment

725 Summer St NE, Suite C

Salem, OR 97301 Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall

Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM

89814 Cape Arago Hwy

Coos Bay, OR 97420

Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 4525687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Ryan Vanderzanden PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD i support the following proposed changes Sunday, August 09, 2015 9:32:24 AM

Writing in support of the following changes, thank you! Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

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Maureen Wright | mtn. church PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Sunday, August 09, 2015 9:37:06 AM PastedGraphic-1.tiff

Thanks for the opportunity to share on these possible changes.  And thanks for all you do!! 1.  not sure what this means  2.  YES  would be so much easier!   3.YES please 4.  Yes to 10to20 yes to removing waiver fee and cancellation fee. NO to need individual site info 2 months prior.  Why is the question I would ask here.  We generally reserve 40 sites… that is about 200 people… and we simply DON’T have the information 2 months in advance.  Many times people are trying to get the time off, or are saving money to come.  So please don’t do this :) Thanks for hearing me out!! Maureen Wright | mtn. church 1 E. Main St. | Medford, OR 97501 P: (541) 770-1623 | E: [email protected] Services: Sat @ 6PM | Sun @ 9AM & 11AM Noon Worship: Wed | Thur | Fri

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Pamma Y PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Sunday, August 09, 2015 9:38:57 AM

I think the ideas ate good except there have many times I couldn't get any reservations at all so think it would MORE FAIR for the parks to have at least 1/3 of their spaces first come , not everyone has a computer ,  and when alot (like me) ate traveling and not sure of dates,it would be nice to have a chance at least....also for new park development s ,,,, could you allow at least 2 ft more on each side ,also Little more would be so nice..really. thanks for your time [email protected]

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Donald Kincaid PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD I like the option of cancelling online. opens up more opportunities Sunday, August 09, 2015 10:51:22 AM

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John and Luci Hendrickson PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Rules Change Sunday, August 09, 2015 11:23:16 AM

I have no problem with any of the proposed changes however there is one change that wasn’t discussed that should have been.  The Special Access Pass holders should be able to make reservations on line.  All it would require is that the Special Access Pass number be provided at the time the reservation is made then confirmed to be valid at arrival at the park.   Thank You, John Hendrickson Salem, Oregon    

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Chloe Skinner PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Oregon Parks changes Sunday, August 09, 2015 11:33:34 AM

I think they all sound good.  Will allow more folks the opportunity to camp. 

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Mary Jones PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Public Comment Sunday, August 09, 2015 12:04:11 PM

Dear Oregon State Parks Administration, My husband and I would appreciate more time to make, change, or cancel reservations online without having to call.   Thank you! Mary Liz Jones   Mary Liz Jones, Ph.D. Doctoral Faculty Graduate Education Concordia University 2811 NE Holman Street   Portland, OR 97211 www.cu-portland.edu Twitter: @mjonescu LinkedIn: M Jones PhD Curated Site: Teach-ologies http://www.scoop.it/t/teach-ologies

“I touch the future, I teach.”  Christa McAuliffe  

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Roni PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD New rule proposition Sunday, August 09, 2015 12:15:28 PM

I like all the new rules and would gladly vote them in!! Ronda Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

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Sleeping Tiger PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Sunday, August 09, 2015 1:33:01 PM

Hello. Thank you for the information on the proposed amendments, and the opportunity to comment on them. I am in favor of all four of these amendments. If approved, I believe these would make for a more enjoyable camping experience while also increasing availability. Sincerely,  Bryan Tranel On Aug 6, 2015, at 8:32 PM, [email protected] wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department

Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department   Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Jane Gorevin PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Comments on Proposed reservation changes Sunday, August 09, 2015 3:05:58 PM

Over all these proposed changes seem prudent, cost effective and we give them a thumbs up. Cannot comment on the last item regarding group reservations as we have not had occasion to use this service. Jane and John Gorevin

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Darlene PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changes in reservation system Sunday, August 09, 2015 3:52:08 PM

I would prefer keeping the two day window for reservations rather than just one. Thank you.

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Mimi Kaopuiki PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD comments on proposed changes to OPRD reservations Sunday, August 09, 2015 4:07:57 PM

I am heartily in favor of changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1.  I think this will allow those of us who do not have much control over our schedules to be able to just go with the flow and happily make that surprising available reservation at the last moment. I am also in favor of allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having toenail or call the call center as just another convenient way to communicate with the reservation system. Thank you for this opportunity to express my opinion. Mimi Kaopuiki

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Ray Knuth PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Sunday, August 09, 2015 4:51:41 PM

Looks great to me, will be doing more as we are almost ready to retire. Ray Knuth

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Larry Hoover PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD I am all for the changes Sunday, August 09, 2015 4:53:08 PM

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Mark Lorenz PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Oregon Stat Parks regulation change Sunday, August 09, 2015 5:44:16 PM

I believe they should reduce the number of sites a group is able to reserve and I think the cancellation fee should be raised so that people who make reservations nine months in advance will think twice about making reservations when they aren't sure they will use them.  This is particularly frustrating trying to making reservations at Wallowa lake anytime during the summer but especially during Chief Joseph Days (the last full weekend in July).  The cancellation fee should be $20 or more Thanks Mark Lorenz Clarkston, WA

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Carol Mogensen PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD changes to reservations Sunday, August 09, 2015 6:00:04 PM

I’ve read your proposed changes and think that all are good ones, particularly for extending the deadline to cancel reservations and allowing cancellations on line.   Sincerely, Carol Mogensen Yoncalla, OR 97499    

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Brian Johnston PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. Sunday, August 09, 2015 6:29:29 PM

I agree with the proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. It should help to free up unused campsites! The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

Brian Johnston [email protected]

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Lonnie Turner PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD I especially agree with the change in policy for Yurts and Cabins. I don"t thing you"ll have a problem getting them filled if someone cancels at the last minute. Sunday, August 09, 2015 6:34:41 PM

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Policy changes Sunday, August 09, 2015 8:35:45 PM

The first two apply to us.  We agree with the proposed changes.  Thank-you for allowing our input. Mark & Karen Strange 730 Storey Dr. Molalla, OR  97038 503-990-1043 Msg sent via MCC Webmail - http://www.molalla.net/

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changes Sunday, August 09, 2015 9:08:31 PM

Yes I think all changes are a good idea. Thank you. 

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changes Sunday, August 09, 2015 9:08:32 PM

Yes I think all changes are a good idea. Thank you. 

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DADs IMAC PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD ODHP Comments Sunday, August 09, 2015 9:24:40 PM

The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to email or call the call center. OK, This makes sense. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Keep the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins and horse camps to one month because if you shorten it, then people looking for a sight wont have the opportunity to make the reservations to use the yurt/cabin and make their necessary camping plans.  The ## of people that must cancel after one month is few ... but it allows more people to use that open yurt/cabin if there is a longer window of it being open after the cancelation Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. This will penalize individual families and give large organized groups greater power of using up all the available camp space.  this is NOT a good idea. Finally, years ago, there was a fee for dogs.  This should be reinstated because dog owners need to register their pets and receive instructions that ALL pet wastes are to be picked up.  It is infuriating to have dogs peeing and pooping in areas where people walk and play ...and track pet poops on their shoes!! There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: Creighton Lau 971-201-8904

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Sean Wilde PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD State parks Sunday, August 09, 2015 9:40:00 PM

The proposals that were sent to me through email, (at first glance) I feel represent a good solid change. I would like to see them implemented, thank you.  SeanWilde Sent from my iPad

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C. Gabriel Long PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed OPRD Rule Changes Sunday, August 09, 2015 9:52:29 PM

This is in response to the solicitation for comment I received via email regarding the proposed OPRD Rule Changes. The first three suggestions (reservation window from 2 days to 1, cancel online, and yurt cancellation window reduced to 3 days) seem to be moving in the right direction by making it easier to cancel a trip if the plan changes and also making it easier to reserve a site on short notice. These three should cause a positive change in Oregonians' ability to use the State Parks. However, the final option (changes to group sites) seems far too restrictive and would almost certainly reduce the use and satisfaction of park-goers using group sites. The major challenge faced by group camping is not knowing how many will ultimately attend; things come up at the last minute that force cancellations by group members, and often once word gets out that a group camp is coming up many more people ask to be invited than initially suspected. I know this because I organized one such camping trip (not at a State Park) this very weekend. Unless the changes are just poorly-worded, they appear to create an atmosphere that prohibits campers from having the freedom to change their group participants at will, and the two month window prevents potential groups from enjoying a group site unless they have all their ducks in a row far in advance. Additionally, requiring "individual site occupant information" enforces artificial rigidity rather than encouraging flexibility. I do not know how large a departure this is from the current policy, but I do know this: proposed rule change #4 has got to go. If this is somehow a more lenient policy than the one currently in place, then perhaps great care should be taken to find an even more lenient path down which to guide further discussions of this policy change. Share the woods! Oregon is beautiful, please make it easier to share the great outdoors with future Oregonians. Best, Charles "Gabe" Long

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Michelle Nichols PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Comments on Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015 Sunday, August 09, 2015 10:22:47 PM

Regarding the following changes, I have the comments below.  Thank you for the chance to provide feedback! Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1 - an excellent change which makes it easier on those of us reserving sites on short notice. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center - this is a significant improvement!  It allows me to know for sure that my cancellation was received, and allows me to handle this business at any hour. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date - this is another great improvement!  I have often been the “wagonmaster” for a group, and these changes will make that more convenient.

-Michelle >

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ElaineandGerald Kempenich PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD public comment Sunday, August 09, 2015 10:34:36 PM

Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. I think this would be helpful to folks who may need to do last minute reserves.   However, when one goes camping, 2 days minimum are needed to “plan” unless you are already on the road traveling in an RV from one destination to the next.   Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Very helpful as we move more into the information age.  The pitfall I see is some people are going camping without their devices to email or get on-line; will the call center still be an option if this is activated? Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Now I know someone out there has had issues with this that’s why someone wants it changed.  From an organizers standpoint, a 3 day window is ok for yurts and cabins but not for the horse camps.  People are planning way in advance for horse camps and they will know whether or not that it will work for their group a month out. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20,  VERY NICE  removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, NOT VERY NICE COME ON….YOU’RE NOT A HOTEL

and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. Nearly impossible two months out.  People are signing up and canceling a few weeks before any group event.  This puts a lot of pressure on the organizers and people change their mind all the time (NOT TO say that’s your problem but numbers get more firmed up 2 weeks out).   Moreover, are you asking for how many people in each site and/or are you needing names, ages and the like? Having briefly reviewed the existing policies, I am answering the above

based on some experience in the State Parks and being an organizing type.

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Seth Byce PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Monday, August 10, 2015 12:11:19 AM

Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. YEA Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. YEA Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. YEA Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. NO OPINION On Aug 6, 2015 7:11 PM, wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Richard Minear PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Comment on Oregon campgrounds. Monday, August 10, 2015 12:36:40 AM

All of the changes sound fine.  I would expect that the changes will benefit both the provider and the public. Rick Minear

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nick neider PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed rule changes Monday, August 10, 2015 6:25:27 AM

The proposed changes makes good sense to us, especially being able to cancel reservations on line. We agree with the proposed changes. -Warm Wishes Nancy Neider  

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Jake Murray PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD proposed changes Monday, August 10, 2015 8:20:22 AM

Hello,  Making it easier to cancel for customers is a great idea.

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Mike Wallmark PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed Amendments to AR 736-015-0015 Monday, August 10, 2015 9:04:04 AM

As very active users of Oregon State Park Campgrounds, we fully support all of the proposed amendments. Sincerely, Mike and Dayna Wallmark 9813 SW Dapplegrey Loop Beaverton, OR  97008

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Alvarez, Marcelle F CIV (US) PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD New Proposed Rules Monday, August 10, 2015 9:08:09 AM

I am in favor of the new proposed rules as outlined in your e-mail dated 5 August 2015. Respectfully, Marcie Alvarez Management Analyst ORARNG [email protected] 503-584-3664 DSN:355-3664 Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.                                                                                                           Abraham Lincoln

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River Steenson PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Monday, August 10, 2015 10:37:24 AM

I support the following proposed changes: 1. Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. 2. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. 3. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. 4. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. Thanks, River Steenson On Thu, Aug 6, 2015 at 1:42 PM, wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Jamie Tanner PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Opinion on changes Monday, August 10, 2015 10:39:19 AM

All changes are fine by me.

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Russ And Wendy PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD proposals Monday, August 10, 2015 11:12:26 AM

WE think these all sound like good ideas and support them. They are definitely for people friendly.                 Russell & Wendy Perry

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Nann DeDonato Sarah * OPRD Re: Proposed Reservation Changes ... Monday, August 10, 2015 11:41:20 AM

Dear Sara,  ... Thank you for taking your time to respond to me and clarify my mistaken thoughts that Oregon made you wait to book a reservation using the end-date of your planned stay. This will be a great help to us as we plan our 2016 Adventures and get "just that right site"!  ... You've made me an even happier Oregon State Park camper!!  Nancy Nichols   

From: DeDonato Sarah * OPRD To: "[email protected]" Sent: Monday, August 10, 2015 9:39 AM Subject: RE: Proposed Reservation Changes ...

From: PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Sent: Thursday, August 06, 2015 2:26 PM To: 'Nann' Subject: RE: Proposed Reservation Changes ...

Dear Nancy, Thank you for your response to the proposed rule changes. To clarify, Oregon State Parks reservations are accepted 9 months in advance of your arrival date. You may reserve any number of nights at that time, up to the maximum of 14. For example, if you plan on arriving at an Oregon State Park on 8/16/16, you can make the reservation as early as 11/16/15. I hope that clears up any confusion. Thank you for supporting Oregon State Parks!

Sarah DeDonato Admin Specialist – Central Business Services Oregon Parks and Recreation Department Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

From: Nann [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Thursday, August 06, 2015 10:39 AM To: PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Subject: Proposed Reservation Changes ...

Dear OPRD,  ... All of the changes you are considering in 736-015-0015 are good and fine, but a most useful change would be to allow people to place their reservations 9-months prior to the BEGINNING of their expected stay, rather than using the end-date as the key-point. Washington, California

and other states around the country do it this way through Reserve America and, as a person planning a stay and making reservations with you, it makes much more sense!  ... We love our State Parks and thank you for thinking of ways to keep improving!  Nancy Nichols 

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shelley goetz PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Camping in Oregon State Parks. Monday, August 10, 2015 1:04:05 PM

Would be in favor of the 1 day reservation window. Would be in favor of having the option to cancel a reservation online. When you are on the road, it is sometimes difficult to communicate by phone. We recently camped at Coos Bay. Loved the area but our campsite was extremely small and had difficulty backing in. Have a great day ! SHELLEY

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Dan/Elie Hall PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment Monday, August 10, 2015 1:24:59 PM

The proposed changes all look good to me.

 

Dan Hall

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Shirley McSilvers PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Rule changes Monday, August 10, 2015 1:39:33 PM

Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. Thank you for the update. I agree with all of the above changes and think that it will make the parks more accessible and more e-friendly. Thank you. Shirley McSilvers, Oregon Resident and park user

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Charlotte Carpenter PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD changes Monday, August 10, 2015 1:39:47 PM

Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to email or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. all the proposed changes above are a good change in my opinion. Charlotte

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Cara Kritikos PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Support for proposed amendments Monday, August 10, 2015 2:05:50 PM

I'm writing to express my support for the proposed changes to to Oregon Administrative

Rule 736-015-0015. These changes will make it even easier for people to get out and enjoy Oregon's amazing camping resources. Thanks! Cara Kritikos

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Craig Christensen PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Monday, August 10, 2015 2:36:12 PM

Remove the 8.00 fee all together! At least for us US Veterans

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Gmail PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changes Monday, August 10, 2015 2:59:31 PM

I don't like the one day reservation idea. It's ok if you're making the reservation but if you are arriving with no reserved spot you can only sign up and pay for one night. The next day you could be asked to move. No good. Breaking camp so quickly can be a real pain. With a two day window at least you would have a chance to relax. A little. Thanks, Howard Sands Sent from my iPad

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[email protected] on behalf of Eryn Deeming Kehe PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Public comment on OAR 736-015-0015 Monday, August 10, 2015 3:09:40 PM

To Whom It May Concern, As a Oregon State Park visitor, I am very supportive of the four proposed changes and am writing to suggest their approval. Best, Eryn Kehe Portland, OR 97206

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Scott Marmont PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015 Monday, August 10, 2015 3:16:18 PM

I am responding to your request for comments regarding the proposed rule change to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015.  I am ADMANTLY OPPOSED to the proposal reducing the reservation window for campsites from 2 days to just one.  This has an adverse effect on occupants who may already be occupying a particular site, forcing them to dismantle and move. This creates an extra effort to the park staff to try and accommodate the displaced campers.  I understand the wish of the state park system to try to assist travelers, especially on the busy coast, to line up their next stop, but it very disruptive to those already staying at the park.  I was forced to move at a recent stay at Joseph Stewart because it was not marked as reserved for the next night and quite frankly I was peeved.  I was even more upset when the site went unoccupied after I had vacated it. The current two day window will continue to allow a camper to acquire a site for a night and be able to stay the next day knowing the site is secure.  As for the ability for parties to cancel their reservation on-line, yes, with a caveat.  Once the reservation is cancelled on-line, then the cancellation needs to be forwarded immediately to the park unit so that campsite may be returned to inventory that very day.  My only comment on the yurt/cabin/horse camp cancellations is that a 3 day window is very short and you may not be able to resell those specialized units in that length of time.  I have no opinion on the group camp proposal. I hope you will take my opinions under serious consideration. Scott Marmont 336 Hidden Meadow Drive Weed, CA 96094 (530) 938-9954

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Karri Pollard PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changing reservation Monday, August 10, 2015 3:22:33 PM

Your proposed changes all look ok except the group fee waived/cancellation one. There was a time no one could book anything because people would reserve everything up.  I feel that if you remove this fee it will go back to people abusing the system again. Right now everyone can enjoy the campgrounds again.   I appreciate the changes you did make because it allowed us to camp when we couldn't before. Thank you

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Becky Jenson PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Monday, August 10, 2015 4:10:16 PM

My family of four is actively pursuing the goal of visiting ALL the wonderful Oregon State Parks in the next 10 years. I love that I can reserve sites online and am in favor of all the proposed changes to the reservations system: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. Thank you for providing such great places for us to explore and bond as a family, Becky Straub

On Tue, Aug 4, 2015 at 5:31 PM, wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Ruby Moon PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Public Comment Monday, August 10, 2015 4:32:58 PM

Love these proposed changes! Thank you!   Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email:

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Stacey Anderson PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Monday, August 10, 2015 4:54:41 PM

Do it. Stacey  Anderson  / Wholeness Face and Body

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KGB Enterprizez PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Public Comment on proposed rule changes Monday, August 10, 2015 5:10:54 PM

To whom it may concern, I support the proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015 Zach del Nero 32566 Fern Road Philomath OR 97370

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Mary Wilson PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed Changes Monday, August 10, 2015 6:11:36 PM

I approve of the proposed changes to be made to the rules for camping in the Oregon State Park system.   Mary E. Wilson

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Ncollins100 PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed changes Monday, August 10, 2015 6:55:19 PM

I like all the Proposed changes that were outlined in the email that was sent Thanks Nancy [email protected] (Sent from my iPhone)

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Paula Lawson PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD RE: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Monday, August 10, 2015 8:28:20 PM

All of these changes are wonderful! Thank you, Paula Lawson (frequent park visitor)   From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Thursday, August 06, 2015 10:46 AM To: [email protected] Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes

Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected] By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301 Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy

Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702 * Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Gail Hall PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD OPRD Proposed CHanges Monday, August 10, 2015 10:24:43 PM

Thank you for requesting comments on proposed changes camping regs. I strongly recommend changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1 and allow customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. In this day of technology and mobile apps this provides much needed flexibility for campers. Gail Hall

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Walker, Rebecca [PSH Administration] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD RE: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Tuesday, August 11, 2015 6:44:40 AM

I like and would vote to approve the proposed changes, they are more in line with other site for reservations.   From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Thursday, August 06, 2015 12:21 PM To: Walker, Rebecca [PSH Administration] Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes

Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected] By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301 Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420

Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702 * Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Dave Couch PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Tuesday, August 11, 2015 7:38:06 AM

I am writing in support of all the changes that the department is considering. We camp in Oregon State Parks between 1 and 2 week per year and would find these changes very attractive. Thank you for the opportunity to weigh in. Dave Couch 6233 SW Evelyn St Portland, OR 97219 Dave Couch [email protected] 503-449-3488 On Thu, Aug 6, 2015 at 9:14 AM, wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Change in rules for parks Tuesday, August 11, 2015 7:43:22 AM

I have been going to Oregon State Parks for 50 years and I have seen the decline in overall courtesy by campers in the parks. Campers are too loud and obnoxious and it increases as groups form to camp. Its like a big loud party. So as you approach this rule change, I have to voice my opinion about the group sites. I am in favor of as little camps in groups as possible, and certainly not as many as twenty or even ten. I think these sites for groups should be as far away from the regular campers as possible to mitigate the noise. 

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kim PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD rule changes Tuesday, August 11, 2015 8:04:20 AM

Excellent! Thank you Oregon Parks.

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sharon kercher PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD proposed ammendments Tuesday, August 11, 2015 8:17:15 AM

I think the changes you are proposing are valid and will make reservations easier.

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Katia (Catherine) Jesson PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changing policy Tuesday, August 11, 2015 8:19:03 AM

Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. I agree – if there are spots available, why not make it easy for people to get them?  No one wants to pack up and drive several hours to take a chance on an open spot. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. If it is not too costly to allow this- seems like a good online system should allow this anyhow. Even if people get a token amount back for cancelling, someone else can use the reservation especially for popular locations. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. ·         There should be a tiered system so if you cancel 3 days ahead, you pay maybe half the fee.  If you cancel 2 weeks ahead, you pay a service fee, if you cancel one month ahead, you get all your money back.  Even if people get a token amount back for cancelling and it is easy to do so they will do it and someone else can use the reservation especially for popular locations. Thanks, Katia Jesson      

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Jill Dunsten PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Ammenments Tuesday, August 11, 2015 8:19:42 AM

Hi, I like the change proposed changes, especially the one about canceling reservation on line instead of calling. I do a pre-paid phone, and I hate wasting my money/time dong  phone calls and being on hold. please just making the web site easy to use when canceling reservations. Thank you for this forum, Jill Dunsten Cortez, CO 

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GERALDINE BATTISTOLI PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Comment Tuesday, August 11, 2015 8:20:05 AM

You've got the best Park system in the nation.  We love it! The biggest problem is unused reservations. So, "YES!" to anything/all that encourages cancellation by making it easier/faster to cancel...and "YES" to one day reservations. Jeri Battistoli & Sue Ann Robertson,  Wyoming

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philip choate PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changes Tuesday, August 11, 2015 9:08:42 AM

The changes seem reasonable and maybe desirable. Thank you

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Sharon Perkins PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015 Tuesday, August 11, 2015 9:26:16 AM

We agree that the changes you proposed in email should be made to make it easier and better for those of us who use the campgrounds and reserve in advance but sometimes you just can't help when you get sick or get called in for an emergency on the job, or even someone having to make a fast out of town flight to help a family member.  Sometimes things happen at the spur of the moment and the last thing people need is to worry about extra fee's.  Online reservations is such a simple way also but it needs to be made easier than it is now.  By making it easy to cancel reservations, then it opens the doors for people to drop in and get an open camp site and not have it vacant.  Good intentions are typically made when reserving the place and typically when cancellation is necessary the site is vacant for the entire time and the person reserving gets charged.  We love camping at Oregon Parks and Recreation campgrounds!!! Keep up the great work and yes make the changes please! Sharon and Ken Perkins Cottage Grove, Oregon

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Lacy Campbell PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Parks changes Tuesday, August 11, 2015 9:34:06 AM

Yes to the changes! I feel like I would be more inclined to stay at yurts with these changes. Thanks!

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Response to proposed changes Tuesday, August 11, 2015 9:39:20 AM

Being able to cancel on line would be nice. As far as changes to cancelling on the yurts I think you need to make it tough.  You have so few of them and it is so hard to get a reservation with them.  I 'm thinking people are starting their reservations earlier than what they want and then cancelling the beginning so they can get the weekends.  I don't see how your proposed changes would make it better for those of us who would like to get our reservations ahead of time. Thank you, Randye Gear

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Jaime Kinsella PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Parks changes Tuesday, August 11, 2015 10:10:24 AM

I am in favor of all of the proposed changes the Oregon Parks have considered. This is my vote. Thank you, Jaime Kinsella Sent from my iPhone

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Jean Forsythe PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed rule changes Tuesday, August 11, 2015 11:00:32 AM

To Whom It May Concern:   I only get the opportunity to camp in Oregon several times a year and love all the State Parks.   The proposed amendments all sound good. If the group campsites are increased from 10 to 20 sites I hope that this change would not harm the occupancy of needed individual sites.   In the cancellation of the window for yurts and cabins from 1 month to three days  seems like a good idea but would be very dependent on occupancy rates of each park.   Thank you,   J. Forsythe

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Marion Lindenberg PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Park Amendments Tuesday, August 11, 2015 11:25:14 AM

I like all the amendment changes to the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.  It would be a plus to all users of your wonderful parks. Marion Lindenberg Park User

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Natalie Bronson PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. Tuesday, August 11, 2015 11:46:06 AM

I agree with the following proposed changes to the  Oregon Administrative Rule 736-0150015 : Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

Natalie Bronson Oregon Resident Hood River County

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Paula Hickey PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Tuesday, August 11, 2015 11:54:38 AM

Hello, I am not sure if you want feedback from me as I live in Canada. If so I am happy to reply. Sent from my iPod On Aug 5, 2015, at 11:06 AM, "[email protected]" wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM

89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Lynne FORELL PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Tuesday, August 11, 2015 11:58:34 AM

Would love to cancel reservations online and not have to call and wait on hold forever. Sent from Windows Mail

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Camille Smicker PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed Changes Tuesday, August 11, 2015 12:37:04 PM

I heartily agree with the changes being suggested! Camille Smicker

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[email protected] PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Tuesday, August 11, 2015 1:45:29 PM

I approve of the changes.

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Andy Edmundson PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD RE: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Tuesday, August 11, 2015 2:01:44 PM

Hey,   Thanks for reaching out for comment:   1. Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Makes a minimal impact on me, but I could see a marginal pick up in reservations. 2. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. This is a good improvement. 3. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. I'm good with the original one month, no reason to cut it down to 3 days - maybe 2 weeks is a good middle ground? 4. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There's a lot of detail in this.. and I'm not such a big fan. I do a father-son camping trip with usually 4-5 dads and a son or two each. Because of the guaranteed chaos we do the nice thing for all the other campers and book a group site on a Sunday night... Thus making sure everyone else in the park has a peaceful night !! Two months ahead of time really doesn't allow for those last minute bookings that the rest of the above changes are moving towards.. so this seems counter to the direction? Removing the fee is nice, I'd be just as happy to reduce it to $5 though. Thanks! Andy   Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2015 12:29:03 -0700 From: [email protected] To: [email protected] Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes:

Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way

Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702 * Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Annabelle PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: Proposed changes Tuesday, August 11, 2015 2:14:49 PM

Thank you so much for your response ! Annabelle

> On Aug 11, 2015, at 1:15 PM, PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD wrote: > > Hi Annabelle, > > Thank you for your comments. In answer to your question - Oregon State Parks reservations are accepted as early as 9 months in advance of your desired arrival date, all year long. For example, if you want to make a reservation for August 4, 2016 you could make that reservation on November 4, 2015. Some Oregon State Parks are closed to reservations during non-peak months, but remain open for camping and day use visitors; some others are always first come, first served. To see a complete list of our parks, please visit our website: www.oregonstateparks.org. > > Thank you for supporting Oregon State Parks! > > > Sarah DeDonato > Admin Specialist - Central Business Services > Oregon Parks and Recreation Department > Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 > oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD > > > > > -----Original Message----> From: Annabelle [mailto:[email protected]] > Sent: Tuesday, August 04, 2015 5:41 PM > To: PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD > Subject: Proposed changes > > I like the changes proposed about reservations and cancellation fees. Since most people do reservations online, could it also be noted that being able to reserve all year (not just between Memorial Day and Labor Day) would really help when planning a camping trip in a state park? > Thank you for all you do, > Annabelle Dolidon > >

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Elyce Wair PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: prooposed rule changes Tuesday, August 11, 2015 3:27:05 PM

thanks for the clarification e

On Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 2:02 PM, PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD wrote: Elyce,

  Thank you for your comments. To answer your question, the proposal to remove the $8 fee waiver for groups refers to our ‘club camping’ program. The current rule states reservations made by phone for 10 or more individual campsites over common dates are charged one $8 reservation fee for the entire group of sites; the rule amendment suggests each reservation within that group be charged an $8 reservation fee. Hope that provides some clarification.

  Thank you for supporting Oregon State Parks!

     

 

Sarah DeDonato

 

Admin Specialist – Central Business Services Oregon Parks and Recreation Department Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

    From: Elyce Wair [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Wednesday, August 05, 2015 10:20 AM To: PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Subject: prooposed rule changes

  these changes are very user friendly and will hopefully be approved. What is "remove the $8 waiver fee"?   I am not sure what additional administrative requirements need to be put into place to accomplish this or what additional cost will be needed to support these changes. I am sure cost will be a consideration in the final decision.   

 

thanks for the opportunity to provide input.   Elyce Wair

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Jessica Taylor PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD I like the new proposed rule changes. Tuesday, August 11, 2015 3:36:41 PM

I like the new proposed rule changes.    Also you might look into campers being able to use a generator during the day (when the parks are using their loud lawn equipment.)

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David & Yvonne Black PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Tuesday, August 11, 2015 8:23:15 PM

We have received our bill for the extra car Monday thru Sunday, but not our credit for no pet Sunday thru Sunday.  I would appreciate our credit for having no dog during this period and charge for one. Sent from my iPad On Aug 4, 2015, at 11:20 PM, [email protected] wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM

89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Jeri Paull PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changed Tuesday, August 11, 2015 9:14:16 PM

I support the changes to OR park reservations. Jeri Paull Sent from Jeri's iPhone

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Rob Seubert PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD RE: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 12, 2015 6:48:47 AM

Sounds good to me.   From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Thursday, August 06, 2015 7:13 PM To: [email protected] Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes

Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected] By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301 Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM

11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702 * Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Gary Burgess PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Comments Wednesday, August 12, 2015 8:54:57 AM

I think your current system is fair and working well. Oregon State Park system is the best in the country in my opinion. Sent from my iPhone

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kerry woods PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Wednesday, August 12, 2015 10:43:49 AM

Like all wording except for groups. When I have made reservations for family reunions, not all parties know if they can come until the last few days. It is difficult to get everyone to call individually - being able to reserve a group of sites together is very beneficial, and we always release what we are not going to need as soon as we know. It is also much easier for one person to collect the money for a reunion and pay for all sites at once. Thank-you

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Jim DeMont PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed Parks Reservation Changes Wednesday, August 12, 2015 10:46:58 AM

Dear OPRD:   I want to thank everyone within the OPRD for soliciting public and user input before announcing final decisions. When the “traveling road show” was in Medford, two officers of our Moose Lodge Camper Club attended and provided insight. I do however wish to take this opportunity to provide my personal comments.   Primarily: · I do not care about the $8.00 reservation fee as it appears that the income to the state after admin fees is substantial and it is in my (our) best interest to keep our parks financially healthy. · At Valley of the Rogue, F-Loop the only loop with a meeting room building, needs to remain open through at least the middle of October. As I understand it, the plan is to close F-Loop at the end of September.   Secondarily: · Changing the minimum group qualifier from 10 sites to 20 (100% increase) is excessive. · What is the point in changing since everyone will pay the $8.00 per campsite fee? · If your goal is increased utilization and increased user fees for state parks, why impose additional restrictions? · It appears that the waiving of the $8.00 registration fee for individuals within a group was about the only benefit a group garnered. Caveat: We did get one “free” night for the use of the F-Loop building at Valley of the Rogue.   Bottom Line: · Our camper club begins and ends our season with campouts at the Valley of the Rogue. The reasons for doing such are the proximity and the F-Loop building when the possibility of inclement weather is probable. · We’ll know more after OPRD final rules are written, but for now, we are looking for alternate locations. · It appears that, at least in our case, your changes will result in decreased OPRD revenue.   Respectfully,   Jim DeMont 541.779.3381    

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Robert Nichols PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: Reservation changes feedback Wednesday, August 12, 2015 11:00:08 AM

Thank you Sarah, I did not know that.  I will put this use later this month when I make some spring reservations. I appreciate your taking the time to set me straight. Regards, Robert Nichols [email protected] > On Aug 12, 2015, at 10:09 AM, PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD wrote: > > Robert, > > Thank you for your comments. To clarify, Oregon State Parks reservations are accepted as early as 9 months in advance of your desired arrival date. For example, if you want to make a reservation for August 4, 2016 you could make that reservation on November 4, 2015. Some Oregon State Parks are closed to reservations in non-peak months, but remain open for camping and day use visitors; some others are always first come, first served. To see a complete list of parks, please visit our website: www.oregonstateparks.org. > > Thank you for supporting Oregon State Parks! > > > Sarah DeDonato > Admin Specialist – Central Business Services > Oregon Parks and Recreation Department > Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 > oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD > > > > -----Original Message----> From: Robert Nichols [mailto:[email protected]] > Sent: Thursday, August 06, 2015 3:03 PM > To: PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD > Subject: Reservation changes feedback > > Dear OPRD, > The proposed changes to the reservation system seem fine to me.  But a more helpful change would be to change the max reservation window so that you can reserve your site at the START of your stay, rather than having to wait up to 2 weeks after your planned start date.  This is the way other State systems operate and it makes it much easier to get the spot you are trying to get.  If you are concerned about people “gaming” the system and overbooking with the intent to cancel later, I suggest that you make these “max window” reservations non-cancelable. > > Thanks for your consideration. > > Regards, > > Robert Nichols > [email protected] >

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Susan Finch PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 12, 2015 11:11:18 AM

Thank you Sarah. We were wondering how those two church groups in July booked so many spots connected on C and D loops. Did they all get online at once? I know about the big group site at Cape Lookout. Bleak, but handy. I was more interested in the method churches use to get so many at one time on prime loop locations. Susan Finch 503-372-5444 - direct http://susanfinch.com [email protected] Receive tips once in a while.

"I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific." - Lily Tomlin On Wed, Aug 12, 2015 at 11:06 AM, PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD wrote: Hi Susan,

  Thank you for your comments. We received both of your emails regarding multiple site or group camp reservations at Cape Lookout & Fort Stevens for next year.

  Group camps – different from individual sites – typically permit about 25 people per area and are only reservable by phone. Fort Stevens does not have group camps; Cape Lookout has 2. The group camps at Cape Lookout are very popular spots because they’re so close to the beach. Because of their location, there’s potential for significant storm damage each year, so those facilities are not typically reservable until mid-April for summer arrival dates.

  For individual site reservations, you can either call the reservation center or make the reservations online 9 months in advance. If you call, agents can select multiple sites at a time; if you prefer to reserve online, only one site at a time can be selected.

  I hope that provides some insight. Thank you for supporting Oregon State Parks!

     

 

Sarah DeDonato

 

Admin Specialist – Central Business Services Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

 

Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

    From: Susan Finch [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Friday, August 07, 2015 11:15 AM To: PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Subject: Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes

  These are WONDERFUL changes. We appreciate their being considered. Fingers crossed for all.   I was wondering how to make group reservations - say 6 spots at Cape Lookout for next year. Do we need 6 people jumping on that morning 9 months out to do it or is there a more efficient way?

Susan Finch 503-372-5444 - direct http://susanfinch.com [email protected] Receive tips once in a while.

    On Thu, Aug 6, 2015 at 10:19 PM, wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of

individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]   By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301   Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

 

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Susan Finch PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 12, 2015 11:26:32 AM

Reservation agents? I want to be one of those! Is that how they grab multiple or is that another way to say the point person in the group? Susan Finch 503-372-5444 - direct http://susanfinch.com [email protected] Receive tips once in a while.

"I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific." - Lily Tomlin On Wed, Aug 12, 2015 at 11:17 AM, PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD wrote: Oh, I’m sorry I must have misunderstood what you were asking. Yes, for large group reservations like those, one person (or many) typically calls first thing in the morning, 9 months prior to arrival and reservation agents “grab” as many sites as they can. The availability depends of course, on what’s already been reserved, as everyone’s desired arrival dates are different.

     

 

Sarah DeDonato

 

Admin Specialist – Central Business Services Oregon Parks and Recreation Department Desk: (503) 872-5664 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

    From: Susan Finch [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 11:11 AM To: PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Subject: Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes

  Thank you Sarah. We were wondering how those two church groups in July booked so many spots connected on C and D loops. Did they all get online at once? I know about the big group site at Cape Lookout. Bleak, but handy.   I was more interested in the method churches use to get so many at one time on prime loop locations.

 

Susan Finch 503-372-5444 - direct http://susanfinch.com [email protected] Receive tips once in a while.

  "I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific." - Lily Tomlin   On Wed, Aug 12, 2015 at 11:06 AM, PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD wrote: Hi Susan,

  Thank you for your comments. We received both of your emails regarding multiple site or group camp reservations at Cape Lookout & Fort Stevens for next year.

  Group camps – different from individual sites – typically permit about 25 people per area and are only reservable by phone. Fort Stevens does not have group camps; Cape Lookout has 2. The group camps at Cape Lookout are very popular spots because they’re so close to the beach. Because of their location, there’s potential for significant storm damage each year, so those facilities are not typically reservable until mid-April for summer arrival dates.

  For individual site reservations, you can either call the reservation center or make the reservations online 9 months in advance. If you call, agents can select multiple sites at a time; if you prefer to reserve online, only one site at a time can be selected.

  I hope that provides some insight. Thank you for supporting Oregon State Parks!

     

 

Sarah DeDonato

 

Admin Specialist – Central Business Services Oregon Parks and Recreation Department Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

 

 

  From: Susan Finch [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Friday, August 07, 2015 11:15 AM To: PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Subject: Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes

  These are WONDERFUL changes. We appreciate their being considered. Fingers crossed for all.   I was wondering how to make group reservations - say 6 spots at Cape Lookout for next year. Do we need 6 people jumping on that morning 9 months out to do it or is there a more efficient way?

Susan Finch 503-372-5444 - direct http://susanfinch.com [email protected] Receive tips once in a while.

    On Thu, Aug 6, 2015 at 10:19 PM, wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]  

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301   Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

   

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Susan Finch PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 12, 2015 11:58:07 AM

ON IT! Thank you for the quick replies. Susan Finch 503-372-5444 - direct http://susanfinch.com [email protected] Receive tips once in a while.

"I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific." - Lily Tomlin On Wed, Aug 12, 2015 at 11:37 AM, PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD wrote: Well, both actually. Our system allows us to select multiple sites at a time and for large groups like the one you’ve referenced, there’s typically one point of contact. That point of contact is usually who calls to make the reservations.

     

 

Sarah DeDonato

 

Admin Specialist – Central Business Services Oregon Parks and Recreation Department Desk: (503) 872-5664 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

    From: Susan Finch [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 11:26 AM To: PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Subject: Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes

  Reservation agents? I want to be one of those! Is that how they grab multiple or is that another way to say the point person in the group?

Susan Finch 503-372-5444 - direct http://susanfinch.com [email protected] Receive tips once in a while.

 

  "I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific." - Lily Tomlin   On Wed, Aug 12, 2015 at 11:17 AM, PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD wrote: Oh, I’m sorry I must have misunderstood what you were asking. Yes, for large group reservations like those, one person (or many) typically calls first thing in the morning, 9 months prior to arrival and reservation agents “grab” as many sites as they can. The availability depends of course, on what’s already been reserved, as everyone’s desired arrival dates are different.

     

 

Sarah DeDonato

 

Admin Specialist – Central Business Services Oregon Parks and Recreation Department Desk: (503) 872-5664 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

    From: Susan Finch [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 11:11 AM To: PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Subject: Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes

  Thank you Sarah. We were wondering how those two church groups in July booked so many spots connected on C and D loops. Did they all get online at once? I know about the big group site at Cape Lookout. Bleak, but handy.   I was more interested in the method churches use to get so many at one time on prime loop locations.

Susan Finch 503-372-5444 - direct http://susanfinch.com [email protected]

 

Receive tips once in a while.

  "I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific." - Lily Tomlin   On Wed, Aug 12, 2015 at 11:06 AM, PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD wrote: Hi Susan,

  Thank you for your comments. We received both of your emails regarding multiple site or group camp reservations at Cape Lookout & Fort Stevens for next year.

  Group camps – different from individual sites – typically permit about 25 people per area and are only reservable by phone. Fort Stevens does not have group camps; Cape Lookout has 2. The group camps at Cape Lookout are very popular spots because they’re so close to the beach. Because of their location, there’s potential for significant storm damage each year, so those facilities are not typically reservable until mid-April for summer arrival dates.

  For individual site reservations, you can either call the reservation center or make the reservations online 9 months in advance. If you call, agents can select multiple sites at a time; if you prefer to reserve online, only one site at a time can be selected.

  I hope that provides some insight. Thank you for supporting Oregon State Parks!

     

 

Sarah DeDonato

 

Admin Specialist – Central Business Services Oregon Parks and Recreation Department Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

    From: Susan Finch [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Friday, August 07, 2015 11:15 AM To: PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Subject: Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes

 

  These are WONDERFUL changes. We appreciate their being considered. Fingers crossed for all.   I was wondering how to make group reservations - say 6 spots at Cape Lookout for next year. Do we need 6 people jumping on that morning 9 months out to do it or is there a more efficient way?

Susan Finch 503-372-5444 - direct http://susanfinch.com [email protected] Receive tips once in a while.

    On Thu, Aug 6, 2015 at 10:19 PM, wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]   By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

  Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

     

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Robert Sneed PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD changes Wednesday, August 12, 2015 12:15:51 PM

A cancelation fee should be lest intact, Adjusting the time frame is OK.

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epdomby PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 12, 2015 2:32:46 PM

Dear Oregon Parks and Recreation,   All proposed rule changes to the reservations procedures at Oregon State Parks are positive changes. Especially the first two changes.   Thank you for this opportunity to give my opinion.   Sincerely, Evelyn Pulford Domby Oregon State Park Visitor       -----Original Message----From: Evelyn Domby To: epdomby Sent: Wed, Aug 5, 2015 3:00 pm Subject: Fwd: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes

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From: [email protected] Date: August 5, 2015 at 9:40:56 AM PDT To: [email protected] Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes

Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702 * Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks.

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Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Taylor Rabe PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 12, 2015 3:32:39 PM

Dear Oregon State Parks and Rec Dept., I think these are wonderful changes and I'm excited for the future of Oregon's Parks. Thank you. Sincerely, Taylor Rabe

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Stu Jarmer PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Campground reservation changes Wednesday, August 12, 2015 4:49:10 PM

Most of the changes make sense. The exception is increasing the number of sites required to qualify for group status from 10 to 20 (I thought the website said the old requirement was 5).   Large groups taking up major portions of desirable campgrounds during peak weekends and holidays. The best example I can give you is Honeyman at Thanksgiving. We found it almost impossible (although not totally impossible) to reserve sites for that holiday. I’m sure there are other examples like this.   I’m not sure what the reasoning is to increasing the group size. It appears the thought is to make the group requirement so large no one would attempt to do it making it more fair for those looking for an individual space or maybe two or three. If that is the thought process I would encourage you to perhaps pass on this change. Making the system fair for everyone is a great idea but I don’t think excluding the small groups is the way to do it.   Thanks for your time and I’ll be watching as the process moves forward.   Stu Jarmer Jarmer Electric, Inc. 5105 SW 45th Suite 200 Portland OR  97221 [email protected] office  503-246-5381 fax     503-244-8037 CCB #6924

 

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Dirk Beaulieu PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD online fee Wednesday, August 12, 2015 4:53:37 PM

My comments are for proposed park regulations: 1). Eliminate $8 online registration fee-I make reservations for federal campsites and don’t have to pay online fee. 2) As a disabled veteran I have to make a reservation as if I were a ordinary citizen. However if I don’t contact personnel at the campground itself because no one is available, I have to mail in a letter requesting a refund on my fee. I think if I already have a numbered hangtag, why can’t I use that number to get a waiver of fees at the time I am making reservation. I really appreciate the Oregon park system giving me a fee waiver due to my disabled status and I also appreciate how well kept our parks are. Thanks, Dirk Beaulieu 2220 Garfield Eugene, Or. 97405

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Moira Hinrichs PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Comments on Proposed Admin Rule changes Wednesday, August 12, 2015 5:39:54 PM

Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Yes, I sometimes do not know until right before the date whether I am going to be able to get away.   Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Yes, as long as the information gets passed on to the individual Park so others can make last minute reservation. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. No Comment Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. No Comment Thank you, Moira Hinrichs

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Ginger Snaps PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD park amendments Wednesday, August 12, 2015 8:03:16 PM

These sound good. I personally would like to see cancelation fees removed altogether. Here’s my thinking on this. First, One makes a reservation to HAVE FUN, get away from it all, camp! Second, There is no way one wants to cancel on that, but life gets in the way and sometimes you just have to cancel. I would think most of the time you just wouldn’t cancel your get away. Now what ever it was that is making you cancel, is now a fee added to that. You know the “insult to the injury” Thanks for your time, Past and hopefully Future Parks Customer

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John Bergquist PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Wednesday, August 12, 2015 8:34:56 PM

I am in favor of all the proposed changes; I think they will benefit both OPRD and those of use who use their services.  - John Bergquist On 08/05/2015 03:34 PM, OPRD.Publ[email protected] wrote: Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420

Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

-- John B. "The only easy day was yesterday."

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Ed & Heather Glasheen PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD "groups" Wednesday, August 12, 2015 9:21:11 PM

Does this mean someone can call & schedule 20 camp sites at once, for the same dates? Or does this mean there is once large group area -that already acomodates a large group of 20? 

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Ed & Heather Glasheen PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Yurts, camp sites Wednesday, August 12, 2015 9:26:46 PM

We find it extremely difficult, even calling 9 months in advance to get a reservation for a yurt. When you refer to "group", if you mean over 20 sites can be reserved at once, I think this is not fair to others. We are Oregonians who pay our taxes, and find it increasingly difficult to reserve a yurt or other campsite during the summer months. We see lots of out of state cars, and wonder why our camp reserve rates are so much lower than the State of Washington. Shouldn't Oregon Residents be given a lower rate? -Ed & Heather Glasheen

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Kathy Loebe PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Comments on camping changes Thursday, August 13, 2015 6:38:47 AM

Hi   My feedback for the camping changes are that most of the proposed modifications are fine with the exception of the Group Camping. I don’t see why it is necessary to identify who will be attending the group camping. Often, we have considerable vacillation in people and plans up until the last minute. As long as the maximum is not exceeded, this requirement needs to not be adopted.   Thanks.

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Jared Arnell PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: Hearing on Changed Rulers Thursday, August 13, 2015 7:32:10 AM

Thank you for your response. I have only one more follow-up question. What are the procedures if a member of the camp party cannot come, or I would like to add somebody else after the date 2 months prior? Thank You On Wed, Aug 12, 2015 at 10:53 AM, PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD wrote: Jared,

  Thank you for your comments.

  The proposed changes for group reservations would affect our club camping program. The proposal suggests individual site occupant information – who is occupying each site within the group - be submitted to the reservation center by phone, email or fax. It would then be entered into our reservation system for park staff to access.   The purpose behind requiring groups to the information 2 months prior to arrival is two-fold – · First, knowing who is occupying each site in a campground promotes camper safety. When individual site information is submitted, rangers can locate campers in case of emergency. · Second, the reason we’re requesting information be submitted 2 months in advance is because the reservation center can support that timeline - particularly during our busy season (May – September).

  I hope that provides some clarification. Thank you for supporting Oregon State Parks!      

 

Sarah DeDonato

 

Admin Specialist – Central Business Services Oregon Parks and Recreation Department Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

 

 

  From: Jared Arnell [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Friday, August 07, 2015 7:55 AM To: PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Subject: Hearing on Changed Rulers

  OPRD   I don't have an issue with most of the purposed changes. Can I get clarification on what 'individual site occupant information' would be entail?   Thank you for this opportunity   -Jared Arnell (208) 497-4616

-Jared Arnell (208) 497-4616

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Brian Comnes PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changes to OR state parks - Please keep a few non reservable sites in each park Thursday, August 13, 2015 8:58:58 AM

Please assure that every state park has a few non reserveable sites. Nothing is more frustrating than to go to a park with a 1 night only rule and worrying about getting bounced from the site by a new reservation. What makes it worse is knowing that the number of no shows is not insignificant and you have to leave the park knowing that there were in fact sites left empty that night. ============ Brian Comnes Ashland, OR ============

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Orlan Stone PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed Amendments to OAR 736-015-0015 Thursday, August 13, 2015 9:10:26 AM

I would like to be on record as being opposed to Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. The reservation system is great but for someone who just shows up for a couple of days camping it would be very inconvenient to be moved after one night because because someone has reserved the space you occupy the same day you arrive for the next day. Orlan Stone 721 NE Leon Ave Myrtle Creek, Oregon 97457 541-643-1202

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Carolyn Harshman PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Fees Thursday, August 13, 2015 9:25:06 AM

I do not believe that cancellation fees will help our state parks. There are many parks that need financial help to bring the appearance up to their fine qualities. For example Fort Stevens park needs a lot of help with their sewage drainage.

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Jim Wagner PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Comments Thursday, August 13, 2015 11:11:31 AM

I support the changes being talked about. I do think there needs to be another major change made to the reservation system itself. I am a Disabled Vet with the State Parks Pass. When I make reservations, I have to pay up front. I am refunded those costs, minus the reservation fee, when I arrive for my reservation. There needs to be a way for Disabled Vets with the Park Pass the not have to pay up front when making their reservations. I am lucky enough to not live paycheck to paycheck. Many of our disabled vets do not have that luxury. I think we would see a slight increase of park use by these disabled vets if they were not paying $$140ish up front for a 5 day camping reservation. They do not have disposable income so must budget very tightly. If a Vet schedules 1 year out with reservations, and they try to get 5 days in 2 times a month for 4 or months, that is a lot of money. The Vet could actually have more than $1000 tied up in reservation costs that they do not have to pay. Please, make it possible to make reservations for those of us with State Parks Cards without having to pay upfront. Thank You

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Debbie Breck PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD RE: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 13, 2015 1:14:55 PM

I don't like the changing of the groups reservation procedures. 20 is too many maybe 15 would work. Keep the $8 fee waiver but the cancellation fee is a good idea. Collecting the site occupant information 2 months before is a good idea.

Debbie Date: Tue, 4 Aug 2015 22:42:11 -0700 From: [email protected] To: [email protected] Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes: Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date.

There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected]

By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301

Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702

* Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than 30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department    Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Deb Johnson PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD reservation comment period Thursday, August 13, 2015 2:37:39 PM

As a frequent user of State and  County Parks, I agree with the first three items but disagree with the change in the group procedure.  Parks are for everyone.  By giving groups such a large basis, you would limit the individuals.   Sincerely,   Deborah Johnson [email protected]  

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Mike Stephenson PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Commentary Thursday, August 13, 2015 7:56:21 PM

2-1 day reservation makes sense to maximize the use of sites available.   On-line cancellations also makes sense since the fees refund doesn’t seem to change.   Horse Camp and yurt cancellations should be 10 days. These are some of the most expensive and user limited access resources. If people have them reserved, they will know more than three days in advance if they are not going to make it and others should have a bigger window of opportunity to reserve.   If groups are expecting to monopolize that many sites [10-20] (and they always want them in the same area) they should expect to pay fees and a premium as well as penalties if they cancel.      

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Mike Mary Dorry PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD State Park changes Thursday, August 13, 2015 8:35:30 PM

I am in favor of all of the purposed  changes. Thank you for asking for public input. Mary Dorry St. Helens, OR Sent from my iPad

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tgerbracht PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Thursday, August 13, 2015 8:59:21 PM

I’m definitely in favor of the proposed rules changes.

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Dennis Sifford PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Reservation Rule Changes Friday, August 14, 2015 11:36:35 AM

To Whom it may concern:   I support the all the amendments to OAR 736-015-0015 reservation rules .   Dennis Sifford.

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Myron PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Friday, August 14, 2015 12:28:32 PM

Thanks!

From: "PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD" To: "Myron" Sent: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 9:39:08 AM Subject: RE: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Thank you for your response. The ‘reservation window’ refers to the last day an individual can make a reservation to arrive at an Oregon State Park. The 2 day window currently in rule states the last day an individual can make a reservation is 2 days prior to arrival. The rule amendment suggests an individual can make a reservation up until the day prior to arrival. I hope that provides some clarification. Thank you for supporting Oregon State Parks! Sarah DeDonato Admin Specialist – Central Business Services Oregon Parks and Recreation Department Desk: (503) 872-5664 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

From: Myron [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Thursday, August 06, 2015 9:52 AM To: PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Subject: Re: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes

Hello, So what exactly is: "Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1." ?  Thanks.

From: "OPRD Publiccomment" To: [email protected] Sent: Wednesday, August 5, 2015 9:41:32 PM Subject: OPRD Customer Notification of Proposed Rule Changes Dear Oregon State Parks Customer, The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. The department is considering the following changes:

Changing the reservation window from 2 days to 1. Allowing customers to cancel reservations online without having to e-mail or call the call center. Changing the cancellation window for deluxe yurts and cabins, and horse camps from one month to 3 days. Changing reservation procedures for groups by increasing the number of sites from 10 to 20, removing the $8 fee waiver and $8 cancellation fee, and requiring submission of individual site occupant information to the department two months before the group’s arrival date. There are three opportunities to make public comment on the proposed rule changes: By email: Please email written comments to: [email protected] By Mail: Please send written comments to: Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Attn: Public Comment 725 Summer St NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301 Attend a Public Hearing: * Sunset Bay State Park Meeting Hall Wednesday, 8/19/15 at 6:30 PM 89814 Cape Arago Hwy Coos Bay, OR 97420 Tryon Creek State Park – Nature Center Classroom Saturday, 8/22/15 at 9:00 AM & Monday, 8/24/15 at 6:30 PM 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland, OR 97219 Valley River Inn, Alsea Room Tuesday, 8/25/15 at 6:30 PM 1000 Valley River Way Eugene, OR 97401 Pine Ridge Inn Thursday, 8/27/15 at 6:30 PM 1200 SW Mt Bachelor Dr Bend, OR 97702 * Those wishing to make public comment must register with the hearings officer no later than

30 minutes after the start time noted for each hearing. To see a copy of the rule filing and proposed text, please see: Rules Posting. The public comment period ends on August 28, 2015. Thank you for your continued support of Oregon State Parks. OPRD Shield

Claudia Ciobanu Rules Coordinator Oregon Parks & Recreation Department Desk: 503-872-5298 Information: (800) 551-6949 // Reservations: (800) 452-5687 oregonstateparks.org + oregon.gov/OPRD

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Deborah Knight Gallino PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Changes in reservations Friday, August 14, 2015 3:17:38 PM

I like the idea of shortening the time for cancelations, things come up that we had not anticipated - so good idea! I also love the idea of allowing us to cancel online - way easier! Debi Gallino 369-798-1575 Yacolt, WA 98675 Sent from my iPhone

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David Heacock PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed amendments Friday, August 14, 2015 5:15:27 PM

I'm writing as a result of an email sent to me about proposed changes to Rule 736015-0015 Changing the reservation window from 2 days to one would be helpful for people who are within driving distance and might only need a one night stay and have not yet made reservations.  The 2 day restriction has actually caused us to not be able to stay at a park in the past.   Canceling reservations on line might be okay but can the system handle the changes?  The last thing you want is to have open camp sites during high volume periods because reservations can be canceled so easily.   No comments on cancellation window for yurts, cabins, and horse camps. I would not recommend increasing the number of sites for groups from 10 to 20 as it is hard enough now to get reservations during high volume periods and if these group reservations can be canceled easily you may end up with open sites.  Also the larger the groups the more chance you might have problems.     Regards, David Heacock

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swhtaylor PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Reply to Oregon Administrative rules on campground reservations. Friday, August 14, 2015 5:53:17 PM

In response to proposed changes to the Oregon parks rules on reservations...736015-0015. I think the reservatian window and cancellation window should stay at 2 days. I think a compromise can be made for the reservation and cancellation window for Yurts and Horse camps from 30 days to 14 instead of the 3(days) that has been proposed. This will give the public and parks more time to be able to reserve these sites for others in a reasonable amount of time and still allow time for cancelation. The third and most important issue is the ability of a large group of individuals to be able to come into a public state park that is already being funded by everyone's taxpayers dollars but also the open use and fees of all  campers from many diverse social, economic and geographic areas. Large groups of campers that all know each other from a specific group will pool their resources together or seem to come into a "public" park to take over and take advantage of sites(and resources) and a campground for their own personal use at the expense of all the "other" campers. I just recently experienced this at Nehalem Bay State park with a large group of campers all in RV's. I think every single site should have its own "individual" reservation fee of $8 for each reservation and cancelation. There should not be any "group" reservations allowed as this takes away the "public" access for all. If you want to reserve 2 or 3 sites say for a family reunion or a special group then each sites should have its own $8 fee. This brings in more money to help pay for the entire cost of the parks plus opens up the opportunity for more people to experience the parks. The great state of Oregon has an amazing and progressive tradition of serving all its people and making the parks public and accessible to all. Follow the example of Oswald West and keep each site and each park open on an individual basis to families not large groups with lots of money$. Thank you and let's keep Oregon naturally Sustainably Beautifully for all. Sent on the new Sprint Ntwork from my amsung 

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Charles Toole PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Cancellations Saturday, August 15, 2015 6:27:54 AM

I'm writing this just after I cancelled my reservation for Cove Palisades State Park.  I cancelled today, 8/15 at approximately 0615 hours.  My reservation was for Monday 8/17. I completed this cancellation completely online, according to the "Reserve America" website, it is:   Reservation #:2-22722644

My issue is that I'm still being charge $38 (in total) for an electronic transaction over 48 hours prior to the reservation arrival and check in time.  That has to be excessive when actual cost to the state is examined. Secondly, I'm cancelling because there are several large wildfires nearby to that campground, as well as, severe fire danger all around it.  Having small children this wasn't an easy decision to make but the possibility of an evacuation etc. (I worked as a wildland firefighter some years ago) is simply not one I'm willing to risk with my kids. Please give some consideration to this cost to the families trying to use these wonderful parks, that we do believe you all take wonderful care of!  Especially when some form of natural (or man made) disaster is looming in the area and can act as a legitimate deterrent to using the campgrounds. thanks, C.J. Toole Native Oregonian

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CLIFF & BETH PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD SATE PARK RULE CHANGES Saturday, August 15, 2015 9:51:58 AM

HI I THINK THEY ARE A GOOD THING AND MAY HELP FOR SHORT STAYS AND GROUPS WE ARE IN FAVOR OF PROPOSED CHANGES   THANK YOU CLIFF & BETH PEERY GRANTS PASS, OREGON

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Sheila Frugoli PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD comment on proposed changes Saturday, August 15, 2015 10:07:27 AM

We support the reservation changes except the proposal to increase the number of group reservation sites from 10 to 20.   Groups should not be allowed to use up almost an entire campground.   Twenty sites per group is far too many.

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Kathy Estes PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD Proposed Changes to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015 Saturday, August 15, 2015 10:54:14 AM

Thank you for the opportunity to comment on proposed changes to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. I support these proposed revisions. As an occasional user of the beautiful Oregon State Parks, I get the most enjoyment out of traveling with a flexible schedule, where I do not pre-plan the duration I stay at each location. I often like to travel in a way that I only plan for overnight stays one night in advance. The one-day reservation window will make it possible to still make arrangements to assure a camp site at my next destination even when I don't have a pre-set travel agenda. Kathleen Estes 2103 Harrison Ave NW PMB 2878 Olympia WA 98502

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RAY LAURENCE PUBLICCOMMENT * OPRD The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Oregon Administrative Rule 736-015-0015. Saturday, August 15, 2015 12:23:29 PM<