Red Bridge State Wayside

Near LaGrande, Oregon, United States

COVID-19 Update

Park is open with service reductions.

  • Restroom is open.
  • Campground is open.
  • No firewood sales.
  • Reduced garbage service. Please, pack out trash.
  • Do not travel far to visit. Turn around if crowded.
  • Facilities may close without notice.


Red Bridge State Wayside lies along Oregon Highway 244 and offers visitors overnight camping and daytime opportunities. Situated along the banks of the Grande Ronde River, the park is forested with ponderosa pine and cottonwoods. Uncrowded, quiet summer evenings greet campers and day-users alike. Enjoy a day of fishing or cool off in the gentle waters of the river.

Located in the heart of the Blue Mountains, the park can serve your needs as a base camp for big game hunting, mushrooming or simply exploring the miles of national forest within easy driving distance of the park. Take a drive and partake in local activities in nearby La Grande.

Red Bridge is convenient to the full services of La Grande, including emergency services, restaurants, shopping and many community events. Whether you need a place to picnic, or camp in a forest setting, Red Bridge State Park can fulfill your needs.

Campground info

  • 10 primitive walk-in tent sites with water nearby
  • 10 primitive sites that can accommodate self-contained RVs
  • NO FIREWOOD for sale
  • Restrooms with flush toilets
  • Horseshoe pits
Effective Sep 18, 2020
Campfires are banned in all state parks, including campgrounds, day-use areas, and beaches. The ban includes wood, charcoal briquettes, candles, tiki torches and other devices that emit flames or embers. Propane stoves and other cooking devices that have an immediate shutoff valve are allowed for cooking only. Locally, park managers have discretion to allow fires in designated campfire rings only if conditions have improved enough to do so. 
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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Amenities & Features


The original land was acquired in an exchange with the Mt. Emily Lumber Company in 1951. In 1961, the Boise Cascade Corporation gave the state the abandoned railroad right-of-way crossing the park. Reportedly, the old highway bridge over the Grande Ronde River was maintained in red paint by Union County, and thus, the park name.

Brochures and Maps

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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.