Hilgard Junction State Park

  General Advisory 07/19/18
Campfires, open flames (such as candles, tiki torches) and propane fire rings prohibited in the Blue Mountain Management Unit. Prohibiting propane fire rings is in addition to the statewide restriction of campfires and open flames in all state park properties including campgrounds, day-use areas, and all areas of the Ocean Shore and beaches managed by OPRD. The fire ban applies to wood, charcoal, and other flame sources that cannot be turned off with a valve. Liquid fuel stoves or cooking devices that can be turned off with a valve are permitted, but cannot be left unattended. Visitors planning a trip to a state park should check for up-to-date information about fire restrictions by calling the state parks info line at 800-551-6949.

Major Features & Activities

  • Blue Indicates that some, but not all, facilities are accessible according to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards
Major Features & Activities:
  • Camping (ADA)
  • Picnicking
  • Wildlife
  • Exhibit Information (ADA)
  • Fishing
  • Restrooms Flush (ADA)

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 La Grande 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.

Campground info

  • 18 primitive sites with water nearby
  • Paved parking at all sites (can accommodate self-contained RVs)
  • Restrooms with flush toilets
  • Firewood for sale
  • Grande Ronde River rafting access
  • Horseshoe pits
  • Oregon Trail interpretive shelter

Universal Access
One site is accessible to campers with disabilities.