Where can I smoke tobacco?

Where am I allowed to smoke tobacco in State Parks?

Smoking tobacco in Oregon State Parks is allowed only in your vehicles and personal camping units, campsites and portions of day use parks designated as safety rest areas. Smoking tobacco is not allowed in any park building, including yurts and cabins. Smoking tobacco is allowed on the ocean shore; however Oregon State Parks is asking anyone who smokes on the ocean shore to properly dispose of their cigarette butts and any other litter.

Can I smoke marijuana in State Parks?

No, the statute that legalized recreational marijuana specifically lists parks as a public place where it is illegal to use marijuana. More information on recreational marijuana in Oregon can be found at whatslegaloregon.com.

May I smoke tobacco in day use areas?

Portions of 27 day use areas have been designated as safety rest areas by the Oregon Department of Transportation through an agreement with State Parks.  The safety rest area portion of those properties is excluded from smoking restrictions, so you can smoke in those specific areas. Parks with designated safety rest areas are listed below.

  • Valley of the Rogue
  • Koberg Beach
  • Hilgard Junction
  • Ontario
  • Van Duzer Corridor
  • Casey
  • Tub Springs Wayside
  • Ben & Kay Dorris
  • J B Harris
  • Catherine Creek
  • Red Bridge Wayside
  • Unity Lake
  • Ellmaker Wayside
  • Clyde Holliday
  • Bradley
  • Peter Skene Ogden
  • Collier
  • Tolovana Wayside
  • Oswald West
  • Neskowin
  • Boiler Bay
  • Driftwood
  • Carl G Washburne
  • William Tugman
  • Ophir Wayside
  • Harris Beach
  • Cline Falls