Sites To See

Wallowa County offers some beautiful country! Stay a while and enjoy every corner.

Interactive Hiking Map

Eagle Cap Wilderness. Hiking Maps and information.
Location: Eagle Cap Wilderness

Wallowa County Maps

Maps of Towns in Wallowa County.
Location: Wallowa County
Phone: (541) 426-4622

Eagle Cap Wildflower Guide

Wildflower identification for Wallowa County.
Location: Wallowa County

Iwetemlaykin State Heritage Site

About a half-mile north and adjacent to the Chief Joseph Memorial you`ll encounter Sacred Land. This 62 acre site was finally protected in 2009 through the great efforts of The Nez Perce Tribe, the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and area locals. The trails are fairly gradual and graveled for casual hiking or running. A small pond, running stream and meadows are some of the features of this beautiful park, making it a great place for a short day hike. Wildlife are naturally attracted to this relatively undisturbed park, so keep an eye out- you may be surprised by what you discover!
Location: Wallowa Lake

Wallowa County Park

On the north end of the lake you`ll find the county day-use area. While not nearly as expansive, it`s equipped with a great double boat ramp, tie-up dock and more than a half-dozen picnic tables. The beach is ample and it has a protected swimming area for the kids. This sunny location, due to the prevailing breeze, is typically warmer for swimmers too. It`s also where the fireworks are launched just offshore for Independence Day. Lying on your back while the shells explode overhead, completely filling your field of view while listening to the echoes boom through the mountains, redefines the whole experience for most.
Location: Wallowa Lake

Historic Barn Tour

Self guided tours are mapped for your convenience in our pamphlet Wallowa County Historic Barn Tour. View or photograph some of the most beautiful historic barns of Oregon. Many are located on working ranches in the Wallowa Valley against the backdrop of the Wallowa Mountains.
Location: Wallowa County
Phone: (541) 426-4622

Wildlife & Birding

Zumwalt Prairie, northeast of Enterprise, is one of Oregon’s premier sites for observing Birds of Prey. Herds of elk are frequently viewed from the roadside. In your pursuit of wildlife, visit the rugged Hells Canyon National Recreation Area or Eagle Cap Wilderness for: bighorn sheep, black bear, cougar, elk, mule deer, mountain goats, and wolves. The Nature Conservancy manages a preserve on the Zumwalt Prairie.
Location: Wallowa County
Phone: (541) 426-4622

Hells Canyon Scenic Byway

Drive the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway to Explore The Wallowas – one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon!
Location: Wallowa County
Phone: (800) 848-9969

Wallowa Band Nez Perce Trail Interpretive Center

The Nez Perce Center, located in the City of Wallowa, is the home of the Wallowa Band Nez Perce Homeland Project. Hear the tragic story of Chief Joseph as he led his people from the Wallowas along the Ne-Mee-Poo trail to escape the U.S. Army. For an inclusive display of Nez Perce photos visit the Nez Perce Photo Exhibit on Main Street, Joseph. Nez Perce Interpretive Center (541) 886-3101.
Location: Wallowa
Phone: (541) 886-3101

Maxville Heritage Center

The emergence of the Maxville Project reflects the local community`s deep appreciation for the preservation of its oral history, photographs, historical structures, and forested landscape. Maxville Heritage Center (541) 426-3545.
Location: Joseph
Phone: (541) 426-3545

Wallowa County Museum

The WC Museum, located on Main Street Joseph, has a collection of artifacts from Wallowa County’s pioneer history, as well as the Nez Perce People who lived in this region for thousands of years. Wallowa County Museum (541) 432-6095
Location: Joseph
Phone: (541) 432-6095

Sunrise Iron

For a real unique experience tour the Antique Tractor Exhibit on a working farm. Located on Alder Slope, outside of Enterprise, is Oregon`s largest collection of historic, restored tractors and other pioneer treasures. Open 12 months by appointment. Sunrise Iron, (541) 426-4407.
Location: Enterprise
Phone: (541) 426-4407