Last updated: January 13, 2023
Canoe/Kayak/Small Boat Launch, Grill, Historical/Interpretive Information/Exhibits, Picnic Table, Recycling, Restroom, Scenic View/Photo Spot, Telephone, Trash/Litter Receptacles, Wheelchair Accessible
Farewell Bend State Recreation Area is named after Farewell Bend, the last location where emigrants camped and watered along the banks of the Snake River after following the river for over 300 miles. The next morning they would turn northwest and head into the desolate Burnt River country. Restored cover wagons and exhibits at an Oregon Trail kiosk tell the story.
Farewell Bend State Recreation Area is open year-round and offers RV and tent camping, horseshoe pits, a sand volleyball court, and boating. Modest admission is charged.
Location (23751 Old Hwy 30, Huntington, Oregon)
Not too far from the recreation area is the location of an 1860 battle between Snake River Shoshone Indians and emigrant travelers. The site is marked by a small, iron cross that is visible from Highway 30. Follow the short path from the highway to reach the site. Interpretive exhibits tell the story.