Welcome to Wallowa County, Oregon

Surrounded by the Eagle Cap Wilderness, glacial lakes, working ranches, and the wide open spaces of Eastern Oregon, it is considered one of the seven Wonders of Oregon, and the gateway to Hells Canyon.

Public Hearing Notice for August 17, 2022

NOTICE IS GIVEN, the Wallowa County Board of Commissioners will be conducting the second of two public hearings on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. in the Thornton Conference Room of the Wallowa County Courthouse; located at 101 South River St., Enterprise, Oregon 97828. The purpose of the hearing is for a public reading of Ordinance 2022-03, IN THE MATTER OF DECLARING A BAN ON PSILOCYBIN SERVICE CENTERS AND THE MANUFACTURE OF PSILOCYBIN PRODUCTS and Consideration of same Ordinance 2022-03, referring a Measure to the Electors to Prohibit the Establishment of Psilocybin Product Manufacturers and Psilocybin Service Center Operators within Unincorporated Wallowa County.

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Road construction affects traffic on two Forest roads and one County Road

BAKER CITY, Ore. (July 25, 2021) – On the Wallowa Mountains Ranger District, 8.6 miles of Wellamotkin Road (Forest Road 46) from State Highway 3 to Gould Gulch will be closed from August 1st through the 10th. Road work includes the repair of a roadway slump and pavement patching at approximately 50 locations. The week prior to the closure: Flaggers will be present to provide traffic control for work in preparation for the repairs, so please use caution.

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Peace Pole Installed at Wallowa County Courthouse

ENTERPRISE, Oregon – Peace is one of Rotary International’s nine causes – up there with ending polio, providing clean water, and supporting education. To bring light to this cause and attention to local peace efforts, the Wallowa County Rotary Club installed a peace pole on the courthouse lawn in the summer of 2022. A Peace Pole is an internationally-recognized symbol – each one bearing the message “May Peace Prevail on Earth,” in different languages on each of its four or six sides.

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Where we are

Wallowa County is located in the far northeast corner of Oregon, and is bordered by the states of Washington and Idaho and home to Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, Wallowa Lake, and the Eagle Cap Wilderness Area. 

Our Community

Wallowa County is known for its natural beauty, pristine landscapes, outdoor recreation, farm & agriculture, artist community, the Nez Perce tribe, and small town living. Our rural and frontier remoteness makes Wallowa County unique. 

WC Court House

The building was designed from locally quarried Bowlby Stone into a three-story rectangular building by Calvin R. Thornton. The construction occurred from 1909-1910 for the County of Wallowa. The courthouse proper encompasses an entire city block. [READ MORE]

Veteran Services

The United States Department of Veterans Affairs is a Cabinet-level executive branch department of the federal government charged with integrating life-long healthcare services to eligible military veterans at the 1700 VA medical centers and outpatient...

NRAC Committee

The Wallowa County Natural Resource Advisory Committee and its technical committee were appointed in the spring of 1996 by the Wallowa County Court.  The mission of the Wallowa County Natural Resource Advisory Committee is to review...

Wallowa County Museum

The Wallowa County Museum is located in the historic First Bank of Joseph building built in 1888. Many items in the collection originated with Wallowa County’s first historian, John Harley Horner...


August 2022