It is forested which helps that part of the day there is shading, & makes you feel your in a literal camping world. The highway is too close, that vehicle activity is loud many hours but still, the woods are filled with big trees & growth. Our site had a water spigot, picnic table, nice brick grounding beneath the tent & paved vehicle spot. I may be wrong about the site number but it was the disabiilty slot near the restrooms & was a spacious site. Good showers, good restrooms with some plugs for hair dryers. Lots of people from all over the park use the same restooms so there is a busy time. We got in there just fine. We camped at Emigrant Springs in a Tent.
Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $24.00
$24 per night was for a level asphalt pad site with full-hookups, picnic table, and fire ring. The campground is in a heavily forested area so sites are shaded throughout most of the day. This lovely campground is located at the summit of the Blue Mountains where Oregon Trail travelers stopped for water supplies. Equestrian and tent camping are available, as are rustic log cabins. Bicycles are permitted on park roads. The campground is located right along I-84 so there is constant traffic noise but it becomes white noise after a while. The closest town is actually Meacham which has a small general store with post office. The town of Pendleton (where Pendleton Woolen Mills is located) is 24 miles away, so shopping and dining are available. There are other attractions, including a nearby original section of the original Old Oregon Trail where the wagon trains camped for several days and replenished their water supplies, and a Native American museum. AT&T cell service was four bars 4G and our Millenicom Jetpack was getting four bars of 4G LTE, so both could be used for Internet access. There were four OTA TV stations. We camped at Emigrant Springs in a Motorhome.
This is an old campground right off of Highway 84. Sites are not level. Lots of road noise due to the major highway and it's proximity. We stopped here just as an overnight place of rest but wouldn't include it as a destination location. We camped at Emigrant Springs in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $20.00
Great park with a great staff! The spots were clean and fairly level. The rangers are extremely helpful They even cut down a small tree that was rubbing against our rig. They also offer a lot of things to do in the area. Don't miss the Pendleton underground tour, its really neat. The only drawback is the traffic noise from the freeway. Sites further away from the freeway do a little better. We camped at Emigrant Springs in a Fifth Wheel.
The price reflects an $8.00 internet reservation charge. What a lovely little park! Although there were no pull-through sites, I had little trouble backing in my 35' fiver. The park is in a wooded area and is absolutely gorgeous! Close proximity to the highway meant some noise but not at all bad. As a bonus, old time fiddlers were playing in the common areas and demos and exhibits of candle making, taxidermy, carving and other crafts were on display. Certainly will try to stay here again! We camped at Emigrant Springs in a Fifth Wheel.
What a beautiful campground! Because I stayed here early in the year, I was able to pick a spot away from the freeway. Didn't hear any noise at all. Staff was very helpful. Oregon trail information was quite interesting. Since my rig is very small I was able to jockey a bit in my site to level, but I saw larger rigs with leveling blocks. With full hookups, I didn't need the restrooms or showers, but they looked very clean. We camped at Emigrant Springs in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $48.00
We couldn't find any other facilities with cabins in the area, so this was great! And only $40 per night (and another $8 reservation fee). Great place to stay for the night, but no running water or kitchen/bath facilities. Just a warm room with beds, but perfect if that is all you need! Can sleep up to 5 people. We camped at Emigrant Springs in a Campground Cabin.
Excellent rangers and park hosts. The campground is kept spotless. About 6 sites can handle 40 footers and still park the toad. Best place we have ever seen to stay if you are towing a trailer with horses. Only negative is the very loud highway noise due to proximity to I-84. We camped at Emigrant Springs in a Motorhome.
Can't beat that rate. $20. for a FHU site. They've begun taking reservations here which took me by surprise. As a result, your choices of sites may be more limited than it used to be. Close to the highway, but not enough noise to interfere with sleeping. It's always cooler here because of the elevation, a real plus in summer. The park is actually closer to Meachem than it is LaGrande, though. We camped at Emigrant Springs in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $22.00
Several sites are maximum 47' so 'yes' to Big Rigs (we are 38' + toad). We did unhook at check-in, but we've seen other rigs drive through w/dinghy. Nice and shady when hot, in cooler weather stay the night at the bottom of Blue Mountains, just South on I-84 at Hilgard SP (primitive but right off I-84 also. When I consider the private parks, I do not consider this a tight maneuver. Immaculate RR and showers; yes, there is traffic noise, but lots of Oregon SP are on Interstates. At least they offer camping. My home state, WY, should take lessons in RV tourism. We camped at Emigrant Springs in a Motorhome.
The park and campground are nice enough. The problem is the noise from I-84! The campground is right next to the highway and there is constant, 24 hour a day, noise from the 18 wheelers heading east! The campground is a bit tight for big rigs. I would not try to bring in a 45 foot bus! We have a 37 foot fifth wheel that we got in just fine. Not too much to do in the park due to close proximity to the highway. We camped at Emigrant Springs in a Fifth Wheel.
We’ve stayed here many times. It’s close to the freeway, but it’s quieter in the B section, which has more trees in between to filter the noise. All roads are paved, sites included. It can be a bit tight for a 40 foot motorcoach, but it’s doable. There’s shade galore with large pines everywhere. There are trails all over, and most lead to a large power line road on top of the hill. There’s a horse camp at the North end of the park, so you might run into horses on the trails while hiking. There are also a few small cabins for rent. The cabins and a select few RV sites are open in winter. It’s a pretty park, with old wagons to look at, and kiosks with Oregon Trail info. It’s also a good base to explore the Oregon Trail from. Old highway 30 takes off a bit south from here, and it leads to the Oregon Trail Interpretive site, as well as entering La Grande from the back end. I once asked a ranger about Emigrant Springs. They got buried under I-84 when they built the freeway. There’s one large central bathroom with tiled showers. The park is well kept and clean. We camped at Emigrant Springs in a Motorhome.