Hilgard Junction State Park

Quick Facts

Hilgard Junction State Park

Oregon

(800) 551-6949

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Things To Do

Overview

Hilgard Junction State Park is next to Interstate 84 at its intersection with Highway 244 near the Grande Ronde River. The park offers camping and daytime activities amongst the cottonwood and ponderosa pine. The Grande Ronde River flows through the park, enticing anglers, rafters and swimmers. Beaver, mink, deer and a variety of birds inhabit the park area and can be viewed throughout the year. Fall frosts gives birth to brightly colored fall foliage along the river corridor, and winter snows bring herds of elk and deer to the banks of the river. While camping at the park, you can see ruts of the historic Oregon Trail at the nearby Blue Mountain Crossing Interpretive park, explore miles of open road in the national forest, or hop over to LaGrande and stock up on groceries, have a meal or partake in community events. If you're going to be traveling Interstate 84, be sure to stop at Hilgard Junction and spend a night or two and explore the natural beauty of eastern Oregon.

Map of Hilgard Junction State Rec. Area (OR)

Latitude, Longitude: 45.340270, -118.238888

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Activities

  • Camping

    The park offers camping and daytime activities amongst the cottonwood and ponderosa pine. While camping at the park, you can see ruts of the historic Oregon Trail at the nearby Blue Mountain Crossing Interpretive park. Campsites are first come, first-served. Open mid-April (weather permitting) - Oct. 15 (may remain open longer if weather permits). 17 primitive sites (maximum site 30 feet).

  • Fishing

    The Grande Ronde River flows through the park, enticing anglers.

  • Hiking

    Explore miles of open road in the national forest, or hop over to LaGrande to have a meal or partake in community events. The park offers daytime activities amongst the cottonwood and ponderosa pine

  • Picnicking

    Bring a picnic and enjoy the river, wildlife, and pines.

  • Water Sports

    The Grande Ronde River flows through the park, enticing anglers, rafters and swimmers.

Seasonality/Weather

Open mid-April (weather permitting) - October 15 (may remain open longer if weather permits).

Directions

Driving

Off I-84, 8 miles west of LaGrande.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(800) 551-6949

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