THINGS TO DO IN THE JOSEPH OREGON AREA
Enjoy a micro-brew beer and casual dining at Terminal Gravity
Ride the Wallowa Lake Tramway (late-May to late September) to the top of
8,255’ Mt. Howard and thrill to some of the most spectacular views in the
Race go-carts at the Scenic Meadows RV Park at Wallowa Lake Village.
Go kokanee fishing or take a plunge in Wallowa Lake.
Explore specialty shops, galleries & bronze sculptures in downtown
Discover local history at the Wallowa County Museum in Joseph, Oregon.
Take a side trip to the wonderfully curious Imnaha Tavern for lunch then
stroll down the road toward Dug Bar to experience a remarkable geological
feature, the basalt step canyon of the Imnaha River, Oregon.
Learn how artisans transform clay or wood sculptures into stunning
bronze sculpture – tour Valley Bronze Foundry in Joseph or Parks Bronze
in Enterprise, Oregon.
Mountain bike on the Redmont Trail between Fergie Ski Area and Salt Creek
Or play Mini-golf at the Scenic Meadows RV Park at Wallowa Lake Village.
Experience old time “cowboy” rodeo excitement at the Mountain High
Broncs & Bulls Rodeo in Enterprise, Oregon.
Go bird-watching on the Zumwalt Prairie, in Imnaha Canyon or along
Wallowa Lake – the best example of a glacial moraine lake in North America.
Imnaha River Canyon & Breaks from the Buckhorn Lookout.
The Snake River and Hells Canyon from the Hat Point Fire Lookout Tower.
Hells Canyon Overlook on Wallowa Mountain East Loop / Forest Service Road
The Wallowa Barn Tour of historic red barns.
Wallowa County offers some of the most incredible scenery in Eastern Oregon! Stunning
Wallowa Lake with its rare lateral glacial moraines lies in the shadow the Wallowa Mountains
and their Eagle Cap Wilderness. Collectively, the Wallowa Mountains and Wallowa Lake are often
referred to as one of the Seven Wonders of Oregon.
Look to the top of Hells Canyon from a Jet Boat on the Snake River.
See the Grande Ronde River Canyon from the “Rattle Snake
Grade” on the Washington side of the river.
Come to “Oregon’s Little Switzerland” for spectacular Eastern Oregon scenery and outdoor
recreation such as boating, hunting, fishing, swimming and wilderness adventures. The Joseph, Oregon
area also offers year-round events & festivals, art galleries, rodeos, wonderful boutique specially
shops and casual dining. Also, you’re welcome to contact us for more ideas.
See Spectacular Scenery in Eastern Oregon
Why is Joseph, Oregon one of the best getaway places in Eastern Oregon?
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Recreation & Cultural Activities in the Joseph, Oregon Area
Cultural activities include rodeos, art and music festivals, creative writing workshops, bronze foundry
tours and sculpture galleries.
The Joseph Oregon area offers outstanding outdoor recreation opportunities, including hiking and
backpacking in the Wallowa Mountains and rugged Eagle Cap Wilderness. For Sportsmen, there’s hunting
and world-class kokanee and steelhead fishing. Tourist activities include bicycling, jet-boating the Hells
Canyon rapids, a thrilling ride on the Wallowa Lake Tramway and incredible views of the Wallowa Valley
from the top of Mt. Howard.
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Then there’s the remarkable basalt step canyon of the Imnaha River, the Zumwalt Prairie with its
stark beauty and herds of elk, as well as Hells Canyon, the deepest canyon in the United States.
Here are just a few more examples.
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