Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area

  General Advisory 08/22/18
Aug. 22: Enjoy $7 off the nightly rate for electrical and full hookup RV sites in October. Use code—FallFun7—when booking online for reservations arriving and departing Oct. 1-31. The discount applies to online advanced reservations only. Ongoing: 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

Major Features & Activities:
  • Camping (ADA)
  • Reservable
  • Cabin (ADA)
  • Hiking Trails
  • Picnicking
  • Wildlife
  • Horse Trails
  • Open Year Round
  • Restrooms Flush (ADA)
  • Hot Shower (ADA)
  • Exhibit Information (ADA)
  • Cabins/Yurts Pets OK (ADA)
  • Amphitheater

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.  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.

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, baseball field and horseshoe pits or partake in an evening program at our amphitheater. Bring your inner tube for fun in the snow and enjoy a winter outing.

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 1800's 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, and the Pendleton Roundup.  Enjoy winter recreation at the Blue Mountain Crossing Nordic Ski park or bring your snowmobile and visit one of the many snow parks which give you access to hundreds of miles of trails on two National Forests.

Campground info

  • 18 full hookup sites
  • Four sites open year round (water available only at restroom/shower building in winter)
  • 1 electrical site with water (closed in winter)
  • 32 tent sites with water nearby (closed in winter)
  • Hot showers and flush toilets
  • Horse camp with seven sites (closed in winter)
  • Six rustic log cabins (four pet-friendly) and one cabin duplex (cabins open year round)
  • Group tent camp
  • RV dump station is located 7 miles west at Deadman’s Pass Rest Area

Universal Access
Tent site A19 is accessible to campers with disabilities.