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Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area

65068 Old Oregon Trail Hwy, Meacham, Oregon 97859 USA

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“explore this popular pioneer stop over along the Oregon Trail”

Perched near the summit of the Blue Mountains, Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area offers visitors an opportunity to camp and explore a popular pioneer stop over along the Oregon Trail. The park is nestled in an old-growth forest.  Camp in the campground, or bring your horse and camp in the reservable horse camp.  Picnic among towering trees or bring your group for overnight or daytime activities in our community building. For those that are not fully equipped for traditional camping, rent one of our cabins for a warm, dry and comfortable stay. Visit the Oregon Trail display in the park, take a stroll along the nature trail. Get your friends together and have a game at our full-size basketball court, baseball field and horseshoe pits or partake in an evening program at our amphitheater. Bring your inner tube for fun in the snow and enjoy a winter outing. Use Emigrant Springs as a base camp to explore nearby attractions such as the Blue Mountain Crossing Oregon Trail interpretive park or the Pendleton Woolen Mills.Experience the life of Chinese emigrants of the 1800's in the Pendleton underground tours. Other destinations within easy driving distance of the park include the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center near Baker City, the Union County Museum in Union, the Baker County Museum in Baker City, Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, and the Pendleton Roundup.  Enjoy winter recreation at the Blue Mountain Crossing Nordic Ski park or bring your snowmobile and visit one of the many snow parks which give you access to hundreds of miles of trails on two National Forests.

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  • 5 Reviews
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July 26, 2014
Rated 4.0

This is a great campground as far amenities are concerned. The campsites are spacious and nestled into nice old growth trees. The bathrooms are clean; there are even really nice showers! The only downside is that because it is located literally right next to the interstate, you can hear the loud white noise of traffic all the time. Honestly, this is still a great place to stay a night.

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  • 2 Helpful
July 07, 2014

We loved this place! It is conveniently placed right off the highway, but you would never know it once on the camp ground. There is a lookout point 2 miles up the road that is also beautiful!

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Amber Wright

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August 27, 2020

Noisy. Road noise makes it hard to sleep but convent and amazing facilities.

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January 11, 2019
Rated 4.0

A nice small park that has all the hookups even in the wintertime with all the snow

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  • 5 Helpful
September 08, 2015
Rated 3.0

Really pretty area with nice hiking trails. However in late may it was very noisy from other visitors and it was already so close to the freeway.

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  • 14 Reviews
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August 13, 2015
Rated 5.0

We enjoyed our stay here. The campground was beautiful and our site was a good size. We appreciated the private showers and the clean bathrooms.

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July 22, 2015
Rated 3.0

We camped in the A loop in a tent. The hosts and ranger were great (ranger had no problem with us switching to a better location) but it's right off the highway and wherever you are in A or B loop, you can see semi trucks and traffic. That being said, you can ALSO see some of the best stars in Oregon due to the limited trees/privacy. Very limited privacy and some spaces had tiny tent locations. Extra awesome bonus - COMPLETELY PRIVATE SHOWERS! 4 locking rooms with showers and benches.

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July 07, 2015
Rated 4.0

This is a great place if you need somewhere to stay right off the road. It has cute cabins, nice rangers, and very clean bathrooms. We tent camp, which was hard here because of all the road noise. You could literally see every car pass on I84. This would probably be a great stop over for those with RVs.

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June 17, 2015
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Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area

65068 Old Oregon Trail Hwy
Meacham, Oregon
97859 USA

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