Wallowa Lake State Park

Wallowa Mountains

Pretty Wallowa Lake State Park is the center of activities at the lake's south end. A swimming beach and a boat launch bustle madly in summer, and you can rent a variety of boats at the marina here, along with fishing gear. The best hiking is from the end of Wallowa Lake Rd.

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Nearby Wallowa Mountains attractions

1. Wallowa County Museum

4.81 MILES

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2. Valley Bronze

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3. Imnaha River Valley

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4. Hells Canyon Dam

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5. Pine Valley Museum

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6. Hat Point

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