Visit Eastern Oregon with Mighway

Rent an RV in Eastern Oregon

Eastern Oregon is the eastern part of the U.S. state of Oregon. It is not an officially recognized geographic entity; thus, the boundaries of the region vary according to context. It is sometimes understood to include only the eight easternmost counties in the state; in other contexts, it includes the entire area east of the Cascade Range. Cities in the broadest definition include Baker City, Bend, Burns, Hermiston, John Day, Klamath Falls, La Grande, Ontario, and The Dalles. Major industries include timber, agriculture, and tourism. The main transportation corridors are I-84, U.S. Route 395, U.S. Route 97, U.S. Route 26, U.S. Route 30, and U.S. Route 20. Compared to the climate of Western Oregon, the climate of Eastern Oregon is a drier continental climate, with much greater seasonal variations in temperature. Unlike the Willamette Valley, Eastern Oregon receives a significant amount of snow in the winter. Some parts of Eastern Oregon receive fewer than 10 inches (250 mm) of rain yearly, classifying them as deserts. This desert climate is in part due to a rain shadow effect caused by the Cascade Range. Pine and juniper forests cover 35% of Eastern Oregon, much in the mountains that include the Blue Mountains, Strawberry Mountains, Wallowa Mountains, Trout Creek Mountains, Ochoco Mountains, and Steens Mountain. Volcanic basalt flows from the Columbia River Basalt Group covered large sections of Eastern Oregon 6 to 17 million years ago. Other landforms include the Alvord Desert, Owyhee Desert, Warner Valley, Deschutes River, Owyhee River, Grande Ronde River, Joseph Canyon, The Honeycombs, and Malheur Butte.

Places to Visit near Eastern Oregon

Pendleton Underground Tours

Attn: Make sure you call ahead to plan your tour as the staff does not have set hours of operation.  The Pendleton Underground Tours office is located in Pendleton's Historic District, on the corner of SW 1st Street and Emigrant Avenue. The buildings that house the tours are: the Empire Building, 1907, The Hendricks Building, 1897 and the Empire Meat Company, 1895. All properties are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Pendleton Underground Tours' properties are in what was once the red light district of Pendleton. The buildings on the tour have been maintained, true to the original state, allowing the visitor to see the sidewalks and basalt-rock tunnels the way they were constructed pre 1890's. This special authenticity adds to their uniqueness, making the tours what they are today. Pendleton Underground is an area of tunnels in the downtown redlight district where many businesses operated in the early 1900s. Although most of the tunnels have been filled in, some remain and are open to the public for tours. One place visited on the tours is said to be haunted, a living quarters for Chinese immigrants; the ghost is said to hang out in the room’s far left corner.

Lake County Museum

The museum opened its doors on May 23, 1991. The museum is non-profit and is supported by the Lake County Endowment Fund, the Lake County Historical Society, various grants, and personal donations and memorials.The purpose of the museum is to gather and display the history of Lake County, which includes education, business, government, cultures, and artifacts indigenous to the area. Each year the museum serves many visitors and inquiries regarding genealogy and family history through its files of photographs, records, obituaries, and marriage records.

Campgrounds and RV Parks near Eastern Oregon

Burns RV Park

beautiful shaded sites

Burns RV Park is located in Burns, Oregon. The park is conveniently located on Hwy. 20/395, on the north east side of Burns. We have beautiful shaded sites with nice lawn areas. We have some pull thrus that can handle the larger rigs too!

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Shelton Wayside

Disabled access plus fire pits at each site

Shelton Wayside County Park is located 10 miles southeast of Fossil, Oregon on State Highway 19 and offers tent, trailer and RV camping, and picnicking at 44 primitive, serene forested sites. Fire pits and tables are located at each site. Service Creek runs the length of the park with two new pedestrian bridges crossing the creek to access a hiking trail. New disabled accessible vault toilets and potable water are also available. The County charges $5 per night to camp, with an additional charge of $5 per extra vehicle. Pets and horses are allowed. The park is open mid-April to mid-November, weather permitting.

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