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Baker Valley Rest Area

Posted on: October 10th, 2012 by Annie Von Domitz in Oregon Trail Interpretive Sites | 2 Comments

On I-84 at mile post 295. After crossing the semi-arid Burnt River watershed and Virtue Flats, emigrants welcomed the Baker Valley’s bunch grass, wood, and water. An interpretive shelter describes emigrants’ first meetings with other Oregon settlers—itinerant traders from the Willamette Valley who bartered and sold food and supplies to the travelers.




Stephanie Nordquist

- Comment left on: December 24th, 2012 at 2:27 pm

The woman’s bathroom was disgusting. There was poop all over the floor, soiled toilet paper everywhere, the only toilet paper in the big stall was wet and the seats were just nasty. Never stopping there again.

Madeline MacGregor

- Comment left on: January 7th, 2013 at 10:08 am

Dear Stephanie, If I had stopped at a rest area and it was like that, I would not want to return either! The good news is that on the day you stopped to visit, we had not yet assumed management. However, as of January 1, 2013, our staff had boots on the ground and were busy ensuring that you will never encounter another similar situation. If we don’t live up to our promises, we want you to let us know. I hope you’ll be brave and try it again, now that we’re there. I would love to have you follow-up.
Best regards,

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