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Hilgard Junction State Park

  COVID-19 Alert 05/07/20
The park is open for limited daytime use. Be prepared to turn around if crowded. Bring your own water, food and hand sanitizer. Do not travel far to visit. Not all facilities may be open.
Check our Park Status Map for a list of open parks and our FAQ page for details on this decision.

Major Features & Activities

  • Blue Indicates that some, but not all, facilities are accessible.
Major Features & Activities:
  • Camping (ADA)
  • Picnicking
  • Wildlife
  • Exhibit Information (ADA)
  • Fishing
  • Restrooms Flush (ADA)

COVID-19 UPDATE: The park is open for limited daytime use. Day-use areas and day-use restroom are open. Campground remains closed. Be prepared to turn around if crowded. Bring your own water, food and hand sanitizer. Do not travel far to visit. 

 

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.