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Wallowa Lake State Park

  COVID-19 Alert 03/23/20
COVID-19 Alert: All state parks will close March 23 until further notice. The closure includes all state parks, including all overnight campgrounds, trails, viewpoints, restrooms, and picnic areas and all other facilities. This is part of the statewide effort to reduce transmission of COVID-19.
Major Features & Activities:
  • Camping (ADA)
  • Reservable
  • Yurt (ADA)
  • Hiking Trails
  • Dump Station
  • Picnicking (ADA)
  • Amphitheater
  • Boat Ramp
  • Fishing
  • Hiker Biker
  • Restrooms Flush (ADA)
  • Hot Shower (ADA)
  • Marina
  • Open Year Round
  • Playground
  • Swimming
  • Wildlife
  • Cabins/Yurts Pets OK (ADA)

Wallowa Lake area has activities for everyone in the family.  If you're interested in a campground surrounded on three sides by 9,000' tall snow-capped mountains and a large clear lake, this is the area for you.  To fully enjoy this popular fishing and boating site, check out the Wallowa Lake Marina link www.wallowalakemarina.com.

Outside the park area within walking distance you can enjoy wilderness trails at the Wallowa Lake trailhead, horseback riding, go-karts, canoeing, miniature golf or ride a tramway to the top of Mt. Howard, elevation 8,256 ft (a rise of 4,000 ft).

There are gift shops nearby and a thriving artist community which does world-class bronze castings. Tours are available through the foundries and the showroom displays will keep you interested for hours. Wallowa Lake also serves as a gateway to visit Hells Canyon, the deepest gorge in North America.

Campground info

  • 121 Full-hookup sites (36 pull-through)
  • 88 tent sites with water nearby
  • Two yurts (Both ADA; one pet friendly, see our Pets in Parks FAQ for more info)
  • Group Tent camping
  • Group Picnic areas
  • Hot showers and flush toilets (ADA available)
  • RV dump station

Universal Access
Two sites and both yurts are accessible to campers with disabilities.

NOTE: The yurts and five hookup sites are open and reservable all year. From November 1 to mid-May, some hookup and non-hookup sites will be available first come, first served.