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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.

Ontario State Recreation Site

Ontario State Recreation Site is a restful day-use park situated on the west bank of the historic Snake River just north of Ontario, Oregon. Green grass, clean grounds, and modern restrooms greet visitors stopping to boat, fish, swim or picnic for the day. Majestic cottonwood trees, sumac and fragrant junipers offer large splashes of shade to cool the hot summer days and provide startling color in the autumn. Whether you are a serious naturalist or a casual visitor, Ontario is a great place to enjoy bird watching and other wildlife. Blue heron, Canada geese, river otter, and muskrat are found in the reeds and grass along the shores of the Snake River. Deer feed on a nearby island and are sometimes visible in the early morning mist. Bring your binoculars, picnic basket, boat or fishing pole. Ontario State Recreation Site can be a day away from it all.

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.

Kam Wah Chung State Heritage Site

Important Note: The 2016 season begins May 1, 2016. If you haven’t seen this place, you need to go.  Originally a Chinese medical clinic, general store, community center and residence, Kam Wah Chung gives you an incomparable glimpse into the past. This remarkable site, a National Historic Landmark, is located in the town of John Day, and includes a museum and a separate interpretive center. The museum was built in the 1870s, possibly as a trading post.  This tiny, unassuming building became home to two Chinese immigrants, Ing “Doc” Hay and Lung On.  Both became locally famous:  Lung On as a general store proprietor and businessman, and “Doc” Hay as a practitioner of herbal medicine.  For 50-some years, the building was a social, medical and religious center for the Oregon’s Chinese community. Learn more about Kam Wah Chung by watching an Emmy nominated documentary produced by Oregon Public broadcasting. An ADA-accessible interpretive center across the street from the museum is open daily.  In 2011, the center opened a new exhibit, detailing the life and times of Doc Hay and Lung On.

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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Boardman Marina & RV Park

63 paved rv spots

63 paved, full-service RV campground with restrooms, showers, laundry facilities & free Wi-Fi A recently modernized boat harbor with Free launch facilities Public & private moorage Dockside holding tank pump-out station A great fish & game cleaning station Spacious day use recreation areas with 3 miles of paved walking paths Picnic Tables & BBQs Children’s playground structures Softball Fields Basketball Courts Horseshoe Pits Swimming Area Sandlot Volleyball Areas

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