Oregon State Parks Consider New Rules for Droning and Landing in State Parks Along Coast


SALEM, Ore. (KTVZ) – The Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation has formed a committee to begin the process of changing Oregon’s business rules guiding the take-off and landing of drones in state parks and along the ocean coast.

A Rules Advisory Committee will meet virtually on Wednesday, November 10 to review and discuss proposed changes to the business rules. The agency intends to create rules to provide the necessary clarity for drone pilots, hobbyists and the general public on where drone take-off and landing are allowed and prohibited in a state park and the along the ocean coast.

The committee will also discuss any financial or economic effects of the proposed rules on businesses, local governments or other stakeholders.

The meeting begins at 9 a.m. and is open to the public. Anyone wishing to attend the public meeting will need to register via https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_37-oa0iSTDaDu00iUb7_1g

The agenda does not include time for public comment. After committee review, the rule will be open for public comment. Details will be posted on the Proposed OPRD Rules Web page.

The OPRD has appointed members to the Rules Advisory Committee. Membership includes people who have contributed to the development of legislation, active visitors to state parks, and outdoor recreation professionals.

Those who require special accommodations to attend the meeting should contact Katie Gauthier at least three days before the meeting at 503-510-96 78 or [email protected].


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