WELCOME TO WALLOWA COUNTY
ONE OF OREGON'S 7 WONDERS—THE WALLOWAS
Wallowa County is busy preparing for tourism in our current COVID environment. Wallowa County is under phase two guidelines. Your health and safety is important to us. We also want our own communities safe and to avoid a Covid outbreak that leads to another shutdown. We suggest you call ahead with your questions or make reservations when appropriate.
With all of this said, it feels like it is time to shake off cabin fever and go adventuring. We have plenty to do here for everyone - whether it's a scenic driving tour of our viewpoints in Hells Canyon and/or the Wallowa Mountains, or wandering in the backcountry of the wild and rugged Grande Ronde River Country and the Zumwalt Prairie. Our late spring and early summer months are the perfect time for visitors to enjoy wild flowers, wildlife and birding. Road 39 is open. AND because of the wide-open country of Wallowa County - you can easily comply with social distancing.
What is open to-date? Almost everything - Wallowa Lake Tramway and most lake activities including the Wallowa Lake Marina, the City of Joseph Main Street Art Walk and galleries, Wallowa Valley Barn Tour (self-guided), and most restaurants and businesses throughout beautiful Wallowa Valley.
What has not quite opened? Overnight camping at the Wallowa Lake State Park and the USFS developed overnight campgrounds. We are waiting on updates the first or second week in June.
PLEASE CONTACT THE CHAMBER 800 585-4121 FOR UPDATED INFORMATION OR TO CHECK ON THE STATUS OF EVENTS.
Visit the Hidden Jewel of Oregon - the Wallowas!
This is a place that boasts of superb hiking, fishing, hunting, riding and camping — the envy of any destination, near or far — a place that has cultivated a major art community in Joseph Oregon and where writers, artists, artisans thrive. This is where the Old West meets the new century and friendliness is a way of life.
Spend some time in our truly legendary towns to meet the people who make this special place home. Do a little shopping and dining, and stroll through our museums and galleries. Our style could best be described as a mix of Pioneer Culture, Western Art, Nez Perce Heritage, and a blast of World Class Bronze Sculptures. The Main Street Art Walk in Joseph Oregon illustrates why this little town is a world class destination for art lovers.
During your visit you will inevitably come across local artisans, craftspeople, musicians, or other “makers” who were selling their wares at the farmers’ market or a shop in town, or performing at a festival, restaurant, or bar. The chamber invites you to visit Genuine Wallowa County for our locally made products.
Ask us about our new panoramic barn tour. This tour is designed for heritage lovers and it includes a scenic bike route. For the really hardy adventurer, with good navigational skills on back roads, take the barn tour in the pioneer community of Flora. If you travel the full route this will take you up on the benches of the rugged Grande Ronde Canyonlands. The views of the Grande Ronde country are breathtaking, but takes thoughtful planning!
So just get out here and visit us! Don’t forget your hiking boots and grab your binoculars! The Wallowas and Hells Canyon is a near limitless playground for you in the great outdoors of NE Oregon.
For a visitor information packet on the Wallowas, Wallowa Lake, Joseph, and Hells Canyon Click Here
Wallowa County Chamber: January Newsletter
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