Description - Red Bridge State Wayside lies along Oregon Highway 244 and offers visitors overnight camping and daytime opportunities. Situated along the banks of the Grande Ronde River, the park is forested with ponderosa pine and cottonwoods. Uncrowded, quiet summer evenings greet campers and day-users alike. Enjoy a day of fishing or cool off in the gentle waters of the river.
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Red Bridge State Wayside
- Located in the heart of the Blue Mountains, the park can serve your needs as a base camp a for big game hunting, mushrooming or simply exploring the miles of national forest within easy driving distance of the park. Take a drive and visit Lehman Hot Springs for a relaxing hot mineral water swim or partake in local activities in nearby LaGrande.
Red Bridge is conveniently close to the full services of LaGrande, including emergency services, restaurants, shopping and many community events. Whether you need a place to picnic or camp in a forest setting, Red Bridge can fulfill your needs.
Vital stats: Open March - November. The park provides 10 primitive campsites (maximum 45 ft. for RV's) and 10 primitive walk-in tent sites.
Recreation - Red Bridge offers opportunities for camping, fishing, picnicking and enjoying the mountains.
Climate - Climate in Eastern Oregon varies greatly with elevation. The higher elevations experience colder temperatures and higher precipitation than the lower elevations. The region is much more arid and experiences greater temperature variations than western Oregon. Much of Eastern Oregon is considered high desert, where in some areas annual precipitation is less than 10 inches. Summer temperatures often reach 90 degrees in the lower elevations. Winters can be bitterly cold here, although there is little humidity. The mountains can receive heavy snowfall. If visiting the region during the summer months be prepared for afternoon thunderstorms and chilly evening temperatures. Snow may be encountered on high country trails throughout the summer months.
Red Bridge State Wayside is located in Eastern Oregon, along Oregon Highway 244, 16 miles southwest of LaGrande.