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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

National Historic Oregon
Trail Interpretive Center

Pioneer Wagon Encampment

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An outdoor exhibit recreates a typical pioneer camp scene, with six full scale replica wagons in a circle. During summer months costumed interpreters portray pioneers and demonstrate cooking and pioneer life of the 1850s. The Wagon Encampment is also the scene of larger special event re-enactments such as the annual Labor Day Weekend Wagon Encampment where pioneer and mountain men re-enactors prepare historic food samples and provide interactive interpretation for hundreds of visitors. The Wagon Encampment is used by visiting groups for special interpretive programs, educational activities, or group dutch oven cookouts. The spectacular view overlooking the Baker Valley, Blue Mountains, and Virtue Flat provides outstanding vistas of the regional landscape and over 13 miles of the Oregon Trail route.

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