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Blue Mountain Crossing

Oregon Trail Interpretive Center

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Located off Interstate 84 at Exit 248 west of La Grande, this interpretive site overlooks a portion of the Oregon Trail as it climbs through the pine-covered slopes of the rugged Blue Mountains. Operated by the U.S.D.A. Forest Service - Oregon, the site includes one-half mile of paved, handicapped-accessible paths with benches and interpretive panels. Living history characters perform and greet visitors most weekends. Open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Restrooms, water, and picnic area are available.

Location: La Grande Oregon 97850 Telephone 541-963-7186

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(La Grande) Blue Mountain Crossing


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