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Red Bridge State Wayside

Campground Description:  Red Bridge State Wayside is owned and operated by the State of Oregon.  Red Bridge campground and day use area is located on the Grande Ronde River just 16.6 miles west of La Grande on Highway 244 in the heart of the Blue Mountains.  The day use area at this park is larger than the campground, making the day use area the objective of a trip to Red Bridge.  The park is very well maintained and beautifully landscaped with mature Douglass Fir, Cottonwood and Ponderosa Pine trees and acres of lush lawn.  Shopping and restaurants are available in La Grande.  Open April to October, weather dependent.  Call for specific opening and closing dates.  Reservations are not possible and holding a campsite for another person is unlawful in the State of Oregon.

Number of Sites:  10 RV camping / tent camping sites.  Maximum length is 45 feet for all vehicles combined.  Red Bridge campground also offers 10 primitive walk-in tent camping sites.

Electricity:  No

Water:  At central location

Sewer:  No

Waste Water Dump Station:  No

Directions:  I-84 Westbound from La Grande - Follow I-84 west from La Grande for 9.4 miles to Highway 244 (exit 252).  Follow Highway 244 West for 7.1 miles.  The entrance to Red Bridge State Wayside is on the left (south) side of the highway.  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.  Follow Highway 244 West for 7.1 miles.  The entrance to Red Bridge State Wayside is on the left (south) side of the highway.

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

Astronomy Opportunities:  Although Red Bridge State Wayside has ample clear areas and very dark skies, the surrounding trees and terrain limit the visible sky.  The exact location for computerized telescopes is 45.31991 N, 118.25722 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
Red Bridge State Wayside

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Sign at the entrance to Red Bridge State Wayside

Map of the RV camping and tent camping facilities at Red Bridge State Wayside

The restrooms at Red Bridge Campground offer flush toilets but no showers

A small portion of the day use area at Red Bridge State Wayside

One of the terrific RV camping or tent camping campsites at Red Bridge campground

The entrance to Red Bridge State Campground

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