Overview of Wallowa Lake State Park
Last Price Paid: $80
Reported by mattloaf1 on 9/15/2019
Longest RV Reported: 40 feet
Reported by WheelingIt on 6/20/2015
Number of Sites 210
Pad Type asphalt
Elevation 4,396 ft / 1,339 m
Tent Camping Yes
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Reviews of Wallowa Lake State Park 11 people have reviewed this location.
“A beautiful state park at the base of the Eagle Cap Wilderness”
This is a beautiful state park. It's nestled right at the base of the Eagle Cap Mountains and set right on the shores of Wallowa Lake, so it's got that perfect combo of white-tipped mountains and water. LOTS of green, trees with huge day-use area and several trails that lead into the wilderness. Also easy access to the Wallowa Tramway ... more
This is a beautiful state park. It's nestled right at the base of the Eagle Cap Mountains and set right on the shores of Wallowa Lake, so it's got that perfect combo of white-tipped mountains and water. LOTS of green, trees with huge day-use area and several trails that lead into the wilderness. Also easy access to the Wallowa Tramway and water activities (kayaking, fishing etc.) on Wallowa Lake. Only 6 miles to the super-cute town of Joseph too.
Sites are paved, either back-in or pull-through with a mix of primitive to full hook-up. Some sites are slightly too close for my liking, but most of them are well-spaced and there is plenty of green in-between. There are also on-site showers (free) and laundry ($1).
Only negative? NO CELL signal. Because this park sits right at the base of the huge Wallowa Mountains it's in a total signal dead zone. We got achingly slow 1X on Verizon (enough to text on occasion) at the site, but nothing more. No ATT signal at all. There is nice 4G LTE in town (Joseph), free WiFi at the state park marina and many free WiFi spots around town, but nothing at the sites, even with boosting.
This is also a POPULAR state park, especially in the big summer season, so if you want to come make sure to reserve ahead. During the time we were there (mid-June) it was nicely quiet during the week, but filled up on the week-ends. In July/Aug it fills up all the time and I've heard it can become a bit of a zoo.
We LOVED the state park, trails & nature but 2 weeks without signal started to wear on us. We'd definitely come back for shorter stays, but for a longer stay we'd find a spot w/ signal closer to downtown.
WheelingIt would stay here again
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OVERVIEW Wallowa Lake State Park has one of the most scenic backgrounds in Oregon with a river running through the park, located right on a clear lake and surrounded on three sides by 9000-foot s...
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- 50 Amp
- 30 Amp
- 20 Amp
- Full Hookups
- boat ramp
- picnic area
- recreation trail
- swimming beach
- water access
- big rig
- fire ring
- picnic table
- pull thru
- dump station
- ADA Accessible
- restrooms: flush
- water available
Close to Joseph and Wallowa Lake
- Tilly's Travels
At the risk of not being able to get a reservation here ever again....
- Ron and Dee
This is a great campground that is very secluded.
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