Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area

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Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area

Oregon

(800) 551-6949

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Overview

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 (be aware there are limited horse trails actually in the park; most of the trail riding is on adjacent property). The horse camp is closed in winter. Picnic among towering trees or bring your group for overnight or daytime activities in the community building. For those that are not fully equipped for traditional camping, rent one of the cabins for a warm, dry and comfortable stay. They have both rustic 1-room cabins (sleep five on two full beds and one single), and Totem cabins Side A sleeps four on two bunk-beds. Side B sleeps three on a bunk-bed (double on the bottom and a single on the top). Visit the Oregon Trail display in the park, take a stroll along the nature trail. Get your friends together and have a game at the full-size basketball court or partake in an evening program at the amphitheater (get the current schedule when you arrive at the campground). Bring your inner-tube for fun in the snow and enjoy a winter outing. Cabins are available year-round, but larger groups may want to rent the community building. 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 1800s 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, the Pendleton Roundup and Lehman Hot Springs. Enjoy winter recreation at the Blue Mountain Crossing Nordic Ski park or bring your snowmobile and visit one of the many sno-parks which give you access to hundreds of miles of trails on two National Forests.

Map of Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area (OR)

Latitude, Longitude: 45.541366, -118.461326

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Activities

  • Camping

    Camp in the campground, or bring your horse and camp in the reservable horse camp (be aware there are limited horse trails actually in the park; most of the trail riding is on adjacent property). The horse camp is closed in winter. Reservable and first-come, first-served campsites available. Reservable sites include 8 full hookup, 1 electric and 15 tent (maximum site 60 feet). All cabins reservable and include 6 one-room rustic cabins, and two Totem cabins. To make reservations, follow the Reserve Online link at the top of the page, or call 1-800-452-5687. 6 reservable horse campsites available. For horse camp reservations, call 1-800-452-5687. Reserve the community building by calling the park at (541) 983-2277. First come, first-served sites include 11 full hookup and 17 tent (maximum site 60 feet).

  • Hiking

    Visit the Oregon Trail display in the park, take a stroll along the nature trail.

  • Historic Sites

    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 1800s 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, the Pendleton Roundup and Lehman Hot Springs. Enjoy winter recreation at the Blue Mountain Crossing Nordic Ski park or bring your snowmobile and visit one of the many sno-parks which give you access to hundreds of miles of trails on two National Forests.

  • Horseback Riding

    Bring your horse and camp in the reservable horse camp (be aware there are limited horse trails actually in the park; most of the trail riding is on adjacent property). The horse camp is closed in winte

  • Picnicking

    Picnic among towering trees or bring your group for overnight or daytime activities in the community building. For those that are not fully equipped for traditional camping, rent one of the cabins for a warm, dry and comfortable stay. There are both rustic 1-room cabins (sleep five on two full beds and one single), and Totem cabins Side A sleeps four on two bunkbeds. Side B sleeps three on a bunkbed (double on the bottom and a single on the top).

  • RVing

    Reservable and first come, first-served campsites available. Reservable sites include 8 full hookup, 1 electric and 15 tent (maximum site 60 feet). All cabins reservable and include 6 one-room rustic cabins, and two Totem cabins. To make reservations, follow the Reserve Online link at the top of the page, or call 1-800-452-5687. 6 reservable horse campsites available. For horse camp reservations, call 1-800-452-5687. Reserve the community building by calling the park at (541) 983-2277. First come, first-served sites include 11 full hookup and 17 tent (maximum site 60 feet).

  • Winter Sports

    Rent a cabin and bring your inner-tube for fun in the snow. In addition, enjoy a winter outing. Cross-country ski and snowshoe at this scenic state heritage area. Winter recreate at the Blue Mountain Crossing Nordic Ski park or bring your snowmobile and visit one of the many sno-parks which give you access to hundreds of miles of trails on two National Forests.

Seasonality/Weather

The entire park is open April - Oct. 29. Campsite water is off mid-October thru mid-April. Five campsites and cabins open through winter. For additional information, please call (541)983-2277 or (800)551-6949

Directions

Driving

I-84, 26 miles southeast of Pendleton.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(800) 551-6949

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