Hilgard Junction State Park

Near LaGrande, Oregon, United States


Campground and day-use area are open with limited services. Camping is first-come, first-served. No group events permitted at this time.



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 among 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 give way to brightly colored 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.

Park Overview mdi-white-balance-sunny Open for day use Apr 18 – Oct 15
COVID-19 may affect dates
mdi-tent Open for camping Apr 18 – Oct 15
COVID-19 may affect dates
mdi-car-side First-come, first-served camping mdi-cellphone Call for info: 800-551-6949
Call park: 541-983-2277
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Some parks are open for day-use and camping, with reduced services. Check the Park Status Map and FAQ for details. Campfire restrictions may be in place.