We are travelling along I-84 from Pendleton, Oregon to Salt Lake City, Utah. Are there any State Parks that are close to (or along) that stretch of I-84? –Zig
Between Pendleton and the Oregon-Idaho border, there are 4 state parks close to I-84.
Heading west to east, they are:
- Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area-just off the highway 25 miles past Pendleton, [only camping fees listed]
- Blue Mountain Forest State Scenic Corridor-just off the highway past Meacham, free
- Farewell Bend State Recreation Area-1 miles north of I-84, between Baker City & Ontario, $5 day use fee
- Ontario State Recreation Site-1 mile north of Ontario, free
You might also consider stopping near Baker City at the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center open 9-4 daily until December.
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About Ask Oregon Expert Lynne Curry
I'm a city lover, but I moved to one of the most remote places in Oregon to live at the edge of the wilderness in a community of ranchers, artists, and independent types like me. Since I'm a food writer, I blog about eating and the rural lifestyle. My biggest project to date is the cookbook, Pure Beef: An Essential Guide to Artisan Meat with Recipes for Every Cut(Running Press, 2012).