OTE - Oregon Travel Experience

Government Camp

Posted on: October 11th, 2012 by Annie Von Domitz in Oregon Trail Interpretive Sites |

On Highway 26 at mile post 53 on the Government Camp Business Route. 

In 1849, a U.S. cavalry group crossing the Barlow Road was caught in a winter storm and the troops were forced to abandon several of their wagons. Emigrants who later camped at this site named it Government Camp for the cavalry wagons they found here. The Oregon Trail goes right through town and a stone monument and interpretive shelter in Government Camp orient visitors to the Oregon Trail and the Barlow Road.

U.S. Forest Service.