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. 

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East Moraine Community Forest User Survey

The East Moraine Community Forest is attracting more visitors than ever before, and recreational use will increase over the summer. We invite you to complete one of our surveys every time you visit the Community Forest, so we can best manage the land for our conservation values – wildlife and habitat, cultural resources, forestry, livestock grazing, and recreation. QR codes are at each trailhead and below for your convenience. Thank you for visiting the Community Forest and helping us manage it for the benefit of each of the multiple uses.

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Prescribed Burn Notice: Pomeroy Ranger District – Little George Prescribed Burn

Fire management officials on the Pomeroy Ranger District will continue prescribed burning today near Forest Service Road 4304-160 (south of Sweitzer Ridge). Umatilla National Forest employees intend to burn 70 acres today in this unit. This is part of the larger 200-acre Little George prescribed burn that is anticipated to take approximately two weeks to complete and will be implemented on week days.

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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...

Wallowa County, Oregon ~ WORTH IT!

From its hard-earned way of life, to its hard-to-reach peaks and wilderness, Wallowa County is worth it. And by worth it we mean the journey, the work, the conscious effort it takes to both live and thrive here. To reach this destination and love it for who and what it is.
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