Visit Eastern Oregon with Mighway

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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.

Sage Center

Now open, the SAGE Center is an interactive visitor center that highlights sustainable agriculture and energy. Developed by the Port of Morrow, the SAGE Center gives visitors a unique opportunity to learn about the technology that takes place locally within the Port of Morrow and region without visiting each industry. In addition to serving as an interactive visitor center, the SAGE Center offers a unique setting for various events and functions. General admission is $5 for Adults, $3 for Students and Seniors, under 5 is free. Family admission is $20 max. Hours of Operation: Memorial Day - Labor Day Daily 9am - 6pm Labor Day - Memorial Day Daily 10am - 5pm

Cold Springs Reservoir

Cold Springs Dam and Reservoir are features of the Umatilla Project. The dam was completed  in 1908. The reservoir covers 1,600 acres with 12 miles of shoreline and is a national wildlife refuge heavily used by migrating waterfowl. A riparian component of willow and cottonwood provides refuge for birds, mammals, and other animals in this unique desert environment. Opportunities for recreation at the Cold Springs National Wildlife Refuge include hiking, wildlife observation, bicycling, horseback-riding, fishing, boating and hunting. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service manages the lands, whereas the reservoir's water levels are regulated by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. The refuge is open from 5:00 a.m. to 1/2 hour after sunset. The entrance gates close automatically 1/2 hour after sunset. Most areas of the Refuge are very remote with no restroom or drinking water facilities. Refuge visitors should plan their trips accordingly. Firearms, bows and arrows, and other weapons are prohibited on the refuge, except for legal weapons used as permitted during designated hunting season. The following are prohibited on the refuge: dogs off-leash, camping, OHV use, and collection of plants, animals, minerals, antlers and artifacts. Parking is allowed in designated parking areas only. No overnight parking is allowed on the refuge.

Harney County Historical Museum

Local history museum with a large ball of string, among other exhibits. Experience the history of the Harney County region of southeastern Oregon. Local pioneer rancher and cattle baron Pete French display. Edward Hines Lumber Company display. Pioneer period room displays, wagons, guns, period clothing, archaeological exhibits, diorama of local bird species and wildlife collections.  Admission: Single $4, Couples $5, Family of four $6, with additional kids $.50 each, Seniors $3, Life Members free.

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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La Grande Rendezvous RV Resort

Northeast Oregons newest and finest

When traveling the Old Oregon Trail (I-84) between Boise and Portland, plan to stop in the beautiful Grande Ronde Valley at La Grande's Rendezvous RV Resort, NorthEast Oregon's newest and finest. The Resort has 66 regular spaces and 26 NEW big rig spaces now open and ready. 10 improved tent sites with water and electricity. Expanded area with beautiful trees and shrubbery and nice green grass. Clean showers, laundry room, vending machines, public telephones and modem are provided. During the summer months, there is a potluck picnic every Thursday in the picnic area.

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