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Oregon Rest Area Map

Oregon Rest Area Map


The Oregon Rest Area Map presented below was created from geospatial data and official state road maps published by the Oregon Department of Transportation.

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Types of Oregon Rest Areas

State Park Waysides – These are day-use parking lots with restrooms operated by Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation. These restrooms don’t carry the same parking rules as for state DOT or TIC rest areas.

Rest Areas – These are 24-hour rest areas operated by either Oregon DOT or Oregon Travel Information Council.

Oregon Rest Area Rules

The following rules apply on to those rest areas operated by Oregon DOT or Oregon TIC…

The following activities are prohibited:

  • Remaining in a rest area for more than 12 hours within any 24-hour period,
  • Setting up a tent or other structure, or camping,
  • Lighting a fire (except for portable barbecues and gas stoves),
  • Picking, removing, or damaging plant life or forest products,
  • Hunting, trapping, or injuring birds or animals,
  • Discharging a firearm, bow and arrow, or other weapon,
  • Discharging fireworks, explosives, or other similar devices,
  • Mutilating, defacing, damaging or removing any property, structure or facility,
  • Digging up, defacing, or removing any dirt, stone, rock, or other natural substance,
  • Operating a concession or selling merchandise, food, or services,
  • Smoking in a restroom building or within 20 feet of a restroom building,
  • Operating a motor vehicle in any area not intended for motor vehicles,
  • Parking a motor vehicle outside the designated parking area or parking in violation of any posted parking regulation,
  • Allowing a pet to run loose,
  • Allowing livestock to run at large,
  • Placing a poster, flyer, sign or other marker in or on any utility pole, sign post, building or other facility in a rest area,
  • Depositing garbage, recyclables, or refuse of any kind except in designated containers,
  • Dumping, spilling or allowing to leak any sewage, waste water, or other substance from the vehicle,
  • Using a restroom to bathe or wash clothing, dishes or other materials,
  • Participating in a disturbance or riotous or other behavior,
  • Obstructing, harassing or interfering with a Department of Transportation or Travel Information Council employee,
  • Creating noise by any means which interferes with the reasonable use of the rest area by other visitors

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