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The locals say, ďIf you donít like the weather in Wallowa County, stick around for 10 minutes, itíll change.Ē Wallowa County is a land of contrasts: the highest lake in Oregon, Legore Lake, is located there and the deepest gorge in the nation, carved by the Snake River in Hells Canyon is also a part of this extremely scenic area. Only about 7,000 people inhabit the 3,153 square miles but thousands of tourists visit beautiful Wallowa Lake every summer.

Wallowa County was established in 1887 and is located in the far northeast corner of Oregon. It is bounded on the north by the state of Washington and on the east by the Snake River on its boundary with Idaho. There are many colorful and interesting small towns in the county with Enterprise, Joseph, and Wallowa as the center of population and commerce. Farming, ranching, timber, bronze foundries and tourism form the economic base. Working farms and ranches owned and operated generation after generation by Wallowa County families preserve the tradition of stewardship and caring for the land.

Although in 1877 the Nez Perce were forced to leave the Wallowa Valley, their traditional hunting and fishing grounds, the tribes are re-establishing a presence through the Homeland Project. The Nez Perce Interpretive Center in Wallowa and the Homeland Project exhibit in Joseph offer opportunities to share culture and traditions.

Wallowa Lake, located south of the city of Joseph, is perfect for water skiing, swimming, fishing and camping. Wallowa Lake State Park is one of the most visited parks in the state. The south end of the lake has a variety of entertainment opportunities including a marina where boats can be rented, a go-cart track, bumper boats, and a gondola that offers the steepest ride in the United States. Hiking trails lead to most of the 53 mountain lakes in the county.

Art galleries exhibit the bronzes that Joseph is becoming famous for as well as photography, pottery, and other art inspired by the natural beauty, western heritage, and serene environment. Visitors to Wallowa County return year after year because they canít possibly see and enjoy everything the area has to offer in one visit.

Oregon Blue Book

http://bluebook.state.or.us/local/counties/counties32.htm

Zip Codes

Zip Code

Area Code

City

County

State

97828

541

ENTERPRISE

WALLOWA

OR

97842

541

IMNAHA

WALLOWA

OR

97846

541

JOSEPH

WALLOWA

OR

97857

541

LOSTINE

WALLOWA

OR

97885

541

WALLOWA

WALLOWA

OR

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