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Emigrant Springs State Park
Campground Description: Emigrant Springs is owned and operated by the State of Oregon. The authors of this guide find Emigrant Springs campground to be one of the premier state campgrounds in northeastern Oregon. It is located 1/2 hour south of Pendleton on Interstate 84. Although only 1/2 hour away, the very steep climb up into the Blue Mountains on this stretch of I-84 offers dramatic changes. While the Pendleton area is relatively flat wheat land, Immigrant Springs is forested and a full 20° cooler than the Pendleton area. In addition to tent camping and RV camping, Immigrant Springs campground offers cabin rentals and a horse camp. Nearby is the do not miss Oregon Trail Interpretive Center (take exit 243 and follow the signs). Open year round. In the summer, reservations are strongly recommended.
Number of Sites: 18 full hookup, 32 tent sites, 7 horse camp sites and 7 cabins
Electricity: At 18 sites
Water: At all full hookup RV campsites and taps are scattered near each of the tent camping sites
Sewer: At 18 sites - a dump station is located at the east rest area, 5.5 miles south
Waste Water Dump Station: No. A dump station is located at the east rest area, 5.5 miles south
Directions: Interstate 84 Eastbound or Westbound - on interstate 84 take exit 234 and follow the signs
Fishing: Nothing close, however, excellent fishing can be found at Hilgard Junction State Park, 18 miles south on I-84 at exit 252.
Astronomy Opportunities: None. There are simply too many trees
Nearby Golfing: Wildhorse Resort 18 miles north on I-84 at exit 216Contact Information: Oregon Parks and Recreation Department State Parks
725 Summer Street NE, Suite C
Salem, OR 97301 Phone: 800-551-6949
Reservations: 800-452-5687 Park: 541-983-2277 Oregon State Park System - Emigrant Springs
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Sign at the entrance to Emigrant Springs State Park
Map of all of the facilities at Emigrant Springs State Park
Typical back-in campsite at Emigrant Springs State Park
The restroom facilities offer flush toilets and private hot showers
One of the cabins available for rent at Emigrant Springs State Park
Typical horse camping site at Emigrant Springs State Park
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