Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area
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Popular activities at Emigrand Springs include camping, picnicking, hiking, horseback riding, cabin stays, viewing the historic Oregon Trail site, attending programs, and viewing interpretive displays.
Camp in the campground, or bring your horse and camp in the reservable horse camp (be aware there are limited horse trails actually in the park; most of the trail riding is on adjacent property). The horse camp is closed in winter.
Picnic among towering trees or bring your group for overnight or daytime activities in the community building. For those that are not fully equipped for traditional camping, rent one of the seven cabins for a warm, dry and comfortable stay. There are both rustic 1-room cabins (sleep five on two full beds and one single), and Totem cabins (sleep four on two bunk beds).
Visit the Oregon Trail display in the park, take a stroll along the nature trail. Get your friends together and have a game at the full-size basketball court or partake in an evening program at the amphitheater (get the current schedule when you arrive at the campground). Bring your innertube for fun in the snow and enjoy a winter outing. Cabins are available year-round, but larger groups may want to rent the community building.
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 1800s 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, the Pendleton Roundup and Lehman Hot Springs. Enjoy winter recreation at the Blue Mountain Crossing Nordic Ski park or bring your snowmobile and visit one of the many sno-parks which give you access to hundreds of miles of trails on two National Forests.
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