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Emigrant Spring State Park
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Western Meadow Lark
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Reservations: 541-983-2277
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 our community building. For those that are not fully equipped for traditional camping, rent one of our cabins for a warm, dry and comfortable stay. We have 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).

Visit the Oregon Trail display in the park, take a stroll along the nature trail. Get your friends together and have a game at our full-size basketball court or partake in an evening program at our amphitheater (get the current schedule when you arrive at the campground). Bring your innertube 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.
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Emigrant Spring State Park is located near Pendleton

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
August 17 Watch out for dogs not leashed
While walking our small dogs a pitbull not on leash ran out and tried to attack my Chihuahua my husband grabbed him up in his arms to protect him and the dog was still lunging at my husband. people need to take care of their animals because the outcome here could have been tragic and the ranger that we spoke to was not very caring.
May 27 by Cliff
It is a wonderful little park. We stop there as often as possible. We have seen a bear there and deer. Can reservations be made?
September 28 Bring your ear plugs by jglabrown
This is a lovely State Park which is situated, unfortunately, very close to I84. Everything about the campground is very nice, except that it is also very noisy
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