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Coastal region manager has 40-plus years with Oregon Parks and Rec

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 22nd, 2014


John Allen has worked with the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department for 42 years. He now serves as the departmentís coastal region manager, overseeing the 115 state parks and 362 miles of ocean shore along the coast. Modernized yurts and cabins at locations like Cape Lookout, South Beach and Beverly Beach State Park offer another option for visitors to come to the coast during the shoulder season. A yurt, like the one pictured here at South Beach State Park near Newport, provides a comfortable structure to those wishing to camp when conditions are too cold or rainy for tent camping.


John Allen, the coastal region manager for the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, has seen a lot of growth and change throughout his 42 years with the department.

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