Wallowa Lake, Oregon

Wallowa Lake Road Map & P.O.I.

Wallowa Lake

©Picture by Shelley Ann Tippett ~ http://www.eaglecapmediaproductions.com/shellyanntippett/

Though just less than four miles long and under a mile wide, this little lake is also home to record Kokanee, rainbow trout and even 38-pound Mackinaw.

Naturally formed by successive ice ages, glaciers formed the lake with textbook classic twin moraines to the east and west and a terminal moraine north near the town of Joseph. At just under 300 feet, the lake is very deep for it’s size.

A magnet for those from the lower, hotter parts east of the Cascades, the areas population swells greatly in summer. Visit here in the off season and you’ll enjoy a quiet and care-free solitude rarely found in this busy world.

The settlement at the south end of Wallowa Lake has shops, restaurants and other attractions. A beautiful state campground, trail head to the Eagle Cap Wilderness and an incredible tramway allow visitors to experience this wonderful area described as ‘Americas Little Switzerland.’

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