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About Wallowa Lake
Wallowa Lake, located in Joseph, Oregon, was formed by glaciers 17,000 years ago. It is named for the Wallowa band of Nez Pierce Native Americans who occupied, but the gold rush in the late 1800s caused violent conflict that led to them leaving the area. The U.S. Government took over Wallowa lake, and tourism began in in the early 1900s. The Wonderland Inn, which functioned as an amusement park, attracted visitors to Joseph until 1940. Today, Wallowa Lake is known for its calm water, beautiful hiking, and scenic drives.
Things to do in Wallowa Lake
Wallowa Lake State Park, on the south end of the lake, is a beautiful destination for camping, hiking, and boating. There are boat rentals available as well as a general store. The Wallowa Lake Tramway rewards visitors with panoramic views on the trip up to Mt. Howard. At the top, there’s a restaurant with American fare. For the adults, the Stein Distillery offers tours and tastings of various liquors.
Day Trips from Wallowa Lake
Baker City is a charming small town two and a half hours from Wallowa Lake. It is surrounded by natural beauty, nestled between the Elkhorn Mountain Range and the Eagle Caps. Go golfing at one of the many scenic golf courses, or tour the Baker Heritage Museum and the Sumpter Valley Museum. Walla Walla, a picturesque town less than three hours from Wallowa Lake, is known for its acclaimed wineries. Guided wine tours are available for groups, including luxurious accommodations in a limo. Additionally, the area is ideal for cycling, bird watching, and fishing.
Accommodation in Wallowa Lake
The Wallowa-Whitman National Forest provides a beautiful backdrop for dozens of vacation homes on Tripping.com. Many properties reward visitors with scenic vistas of the nearby mountains, and some properties are pet friendly. Use the map feature to find a place close to the best attractions near Wallowa Lake, such as Snake River and the charming nearby town of Joseph. Let Tripping.com take the stress out of vacation planning so you can enjoy your Oregon vacation.
Transportation in Wallowa Lake
Though there are small regional airports near Wallowa Lake, Portland International Airport is the nearest major airport at 327 miles away. The best way to experience Wallowa Lake is by car. Rentals are available at the airport, and the lake can be reached from Oregon Route 82. Additionally, boat rentals are available around the lake so that visitors can enjoy the natural beauty from the water.