Hilgard Junction State Recreation Area

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Hilgard Junction State Recreation Area
Hilgard Jct Campground.JPG
Campground next to the Grande Ronde River
Hilgard Junction State Recreation Area is located in Oregon
Hilgard Junction State Recreation Area
Type Public, state
Location Union County, Oregon
Nearest city La Grande
Coordinates 45°20′24″N 118°14′24″W / 45.3401294°N 118.2399469°W / 45.3401294; -118.2399469Coordinates: 45°20′24″N 118°14′24″W / 45.3401294°N 118.2399469°W / 45.3401294; -118.2399469[1]
Area 232.5 acres (0.941 km2)[2]
Operated by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
Open March - October (campground)

Hilgard Junction State Recreation Area is a state park in Hilgard, Oregon, United States, administered by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. Located along the Grande Ronde River next to Interstate 84 at its intersection with Highway 244[disambiguation needed], the park has Full RV hook-up sites and tent camp sites with flush toilets and showers nearby.[2]

The park takes its name from a nearby junction of the Union Pacific Railroad line that was named after E. W. Hilgard, former dean of the College of Agriculture of the University of California.[2]

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  1. ^ "Hilgard Junction State Park". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-06-21. 
  2. ^ a b c Bannan, Jan Gumprecht (2002). Oregon State Parks: A Complete Recreation Guide. Seattle: Mountaineers Books. p. 214. ISBN 0-89886-794-0. 

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