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Wallowa Lake State Park

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Address: Joseph, OR
Phone Number: 1-800-452-5687
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Long drive to find

Decided to do a day trip with our teens. My father in law grew up in this area so I wanted our kids to understand why he loved this area so much. Definitely need to spend more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
the dalles
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Boardman, Oregon
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We rented a spot at the state park, but to our dismay we could not fit our trailer into the space. We returned to the office and they refunded our money. The park itself is beautiful. Beautiful views in every direction. Good fishing in the lake and river. I would recommend Wallowa Oregon to everyone.

Thank Claudia R
the dalles
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47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to do a day trip with our teens. My father in law grew up in this area so I wanted our kids to understand why he loved this area so much. Definitely need to spend more time to fully check out the area. Great family picnic area. Not very crowded. Beautiful scenery. The water is amazing.

Thank chaosreigns
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The lake is crystal clear, great for swimming & fishing. Aside from the tram and the views it provides, there are plenty of trails to hike and explore.

Thank edward m
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have always loved to visit this park and probably always will. There's so much in the vicinity, fishing is great, hiking trails are plentiful as are the mountain biking trails. Family friendly, clean beaches on Wallowa Lake.

Thank Kent G
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30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have enjoyed our visit to 'America's Little Switzerland' each time. We come for the fishing and hiking. But there are a diversity of activities for nearly everyone - a bevy of outdoor recreations of course, but also mini golf, go carts, bumper boats, the tram and even shopping nearby in the scenic, tourist-friendly town of Joseph. And this is why... More 

Thank James M
Bandon, Oregon
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a beautiful spot, until you visit you cannot understand the scope of the mountains, lake and valley's. The history of the area is fascinating and the park itself is cared for and lovely. We had a picnic, the kids swam in the lake, we enjoyed walking around the village and checking things out. It is wonderful. Everyone should visit... More 

Thank cshowalter
Portland, Oregon
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100 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful, but busy, state park. The park itself is quite large and includes many grassy and tree covered areas for picnicking, hiking trails, a camp ground, and a marina with boat rentals. The rentals are very reasonably price and they have lots of options to choose from (paddle boats, row boat, motor boat, kayak, paddle board, etc) as well as... More 

Thank Marge387
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30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is seriously like the alps. Worth the drive. It's truly a beautiful place. Hiking,swimming everything outdoors.

Thank Cookie P
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57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful lake with a state park with camping and beach plus another beach at other end of the lake. The lake has small floating docks out on the lake for boaters to use. Some of the docks have picnic tables on them. On another dock the people had put up a small tent. There's a gondola to ride on to... More 

Thank 1SLO
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32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

The State Park is well maintained. Lots of sites. Boating rentals are available. Deer can be plentiful in the park. Peaceful setting.

Thank GigliRomano

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