Tucked away in a beautiful location near the summit of the Blue Mountains, Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area is located on the site of what was once a popular pioneer stopover along the Oregon Trail. These days, the park offers heaps of outdoor activities, a relaxed atmosphere, and a pet-friendly campground, making it well worth a visit if you're planning a camping trip in Oregon with your canine pal.
Surrounded by old-growth forest, this 62.9-acre park caters to campers of all ages. It features an Oregon Trail display, a scenic nature trail, a full-size basketball court, baseball field, and horseshoe pits. And with plenty of other natural attractions nearby, it's the perfect place to base yourself if you're planning on exploring a little further afield.
If you want to stay the night in Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area, the pet-friendly campground boasts a wealth of accommodation options. There are 18 full hookup sites, 1 electrical site with water, 32 tent sites with water nearby, and six rustic log cabins (four of which are pet-friendly). Please note that a two-pet maximum applies when staying in a cabin.
A $5 daily parking fee is charged to park visitors, while fees for staying the night vary depending on the type of accommodation you select. For example, while tent sites are $17 a night and full-hookup sites cost $26 a night, staying in a pet-friendly rustic cabin costs $53 per night.
You'll also need to be aware of the park rules surrounding pets before you visit. You'll need to keep your pet leashed and under control at all times, and only take them to those areas of the park that are officially pet-friendly. As always, don't forget to clean up after your canine and properly dispose of their waste.
With these simple tasks taken care of, all that's left to do is explore and enjoy everything that Emigrant Springs State Recreation Area has to offer.