The Wallowa County Road Department holds jurisdiction over more than 700 miles of roads, comprising three different road surfaces – dirt, gravel and asphalt. Many of these roads were constructed over a century ago, with a significant number dating back to the late 1800’s. At that time, roads were “cut” into the surface. Cutting a road consisted of clearing brush and trees, then plowing the roadway out of the dirt and rock. These roads had little to no engineering and sat at or near the same level as the surrounding ground.Read More
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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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.
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]
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...
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...
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