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Hilgard Junction State Park

Campground Description:  Hilgard Junction State Park is owned and operated by the State of Oregon.  Hilgard Junction campground is very convenient to travelers on Interstate 84.  Located just 9.1 miles north of La Grande on Interstate 84 at exit 252, the tired traveler can get off the freeway and be camping along the Grande Ronde River in less than 5 minutes.  The beautiful day use area is across Highway 244 from the camping area necessitating an adult guide for younger children.  The RV camping and tent camping area is fully paved with water located at several central locations.  The park is roughly at the 3000 foot level in the Blue Mountain range so it is cool in the evenings.  Restaurants and shopping are available in La Grande.  Open April to October.  Call for exact opening and closing dates.  Reservations are not available and holding a campsite for another person is unlawful in the State of Oregon.

Number of Sites:  17 RV camping or tent camping sites

Electricity:  No

Water:  At central locations

Sewer:  No

Waste Water Dump Station:  No

Directions:  I-84 Westbound from La Grande - Follow I-84 west from La Grande for 9.1 miles to Highway 244 (exit 252).  Take Highway 244 Westbound for 200 yards.  The campground in on your left, the day use area is on your right.  I-84 Eastbound from Pendleton - Follow I-84 East from Pendleton towards La Grande for 42 miles.  Take exit 252 and turn onto Highway 244 Westbound.  Take Highway 244 Westbound for 200 yards.  The campground in on your left, the day use area is on your right.

Fishing:  Yes.  Fish the Grande Ronde River for Steelhead (seasonally), trout and bass.

Astronomy Opportunities:  Although Hilgard Junction State Park has ample clear areas and very dark skies, the surrounding trees and terrain limit the visible sky.  The exact location for computerized telescopes is 45.34217 N, 118.22272 W

Nearby Golfing: 

The Nearest Golf Course is in Union, 14 Miles Southeast of La Grande

Buffalo Peak Golf Course
1224 East Fulton Street
Union, OR 97883
(866) 202-5950
Buffalo Peak Golf Course

Contact Information: 

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
State Parks
725 Summer Street NE, Suite C
Salem, OR 97301
Hilgard Junction State Park

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Highway sign at the entrance to Hilgard Junction State Park

A map of the RV camping, tent camping and day use facilities at Hilgard Junction State Park

The restroom facilities at Hilgard Junction State Park offer flush toilets but no showers

Fully one-half of the tent camping and RV camping sites at Hilgard Junction State Park back-up to the Grande Ronde River

The camping sites at Hilgard Junction State Park are clean, level and well spaced

The day use area at Hilgard Junction State Park is also on the shores of the Grande Ronde River

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