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Wallowa Lake State Park

Joseph, OR
+1 541-432-8855
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Came to spend the weekend and made a trip to the lake to take some beautiful pick of the snow that... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2018
Deanna O
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Do.Not.Miss.It

We stayed here in a Class B motorhome. Fall weather, tamaracks turning golden, cool temps, warm... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
DanandCindy
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Redmond, OR
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Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

Came to spend the weekend and made a trip to the lake to take some beautiful pick of the snow that fell during the night the lake was just beautiful it is definitely a must see in the winter with the snow all around.More

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Shawnae S, Front Office Manager at Wallowa Lake State Park, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2018

Hello and good day, Thank you for your review on your recent stay at Wallowa Lake State Park. We are glad that you had a chance to visit in the winter as not many people think to come this time of year. As you said,...More

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Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

We stayed here in a Class B motorhome. Fall weather, tamaracks turning golden, cool temps, warm sun, golden eagles, migrating water fowl (watched a bunch of common merganzers on the shoreline of the lake last evening). Kokanee salmon were running in the stream at the...More

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Reviewed October 18, 2017

By early October, the park pretty much shut down to tourists. Still, the ride into the tourist area was georgeous - such a beautiful lake surrounded by mountains. We saw a bunch of deer. Unfortunately, the tram ride to the top of the mountain was...More

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Reviewed October 2, 2017

One of the most scenic places in the U.S. and overrun in summer with tourists. Locals have a real love/hate relationship, akin to Hawaiians. A must see, but aim for the shoulder season.More

1  Thank P8967JWkennethm
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Management response:Responded October 3, 2017

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay at Walllowa Lake State Park. Indeed, Wallowa Lake State Park has gained popularity especially in the past couple of years as a tourist destination. We are glad that you were able to make...More

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Reviewed September 28, 2017

We visited in the fall and everything was just a little slower paced. Deer eating by the lake in the evening.

Thank tigerlily
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Management response:Responded October 3, 2017

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review our park. We are glad that your visit was peaceful and that you were able to enjoy the views surrounded by the local wildlife in the area. We hope to serve you again in the future.

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Reviewed September 24, 2017

Stunning scenery, a beautiful lake are just the beginning. A no fee day use area bordered by the Wallowa River and plenty of places to relax or picnic. There is a boat ramp and marina. The marina rents small water craft. If you like wild...More

Thank SublimityCharlie50
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Management response:Responded October 3, 2017

Good afternoon, Indeed the Kokanne are spawning in the river at this time in the season! We are pleased you were able to stop by the park and enjoy the natural scenery and wildlife. Wallowa Lake State Park is pleased to offer a non-fee day...More

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Reviewed September 24, 2017

We spent 6 nights after Labor Day, just before Fall of 2017. The park is at the end of state highway 82 and is very clean. Fire wood is reasonably priced at the park. Deer roamed the campground like 'cattle' (very fun),and the Kokanee were...More

1  Thank Don N
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Management response:Responded October 3, 2017

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay at Wallowa Lake State Park. We are pleased that you were satisfied with your stay and enjoyed the wildlife and the amenities that the park has to offer. It is true that cell...More

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Reviewed September 21, 2017

I camped here for 2 nights for outdoor activities in the area. The person doing the check in was nice but the check in process was very slow. I had a small camper (12') and requested a non-hook up site. No problem with space. The...More

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Management response:Responded October 3, 2017

Hello and good afternoon, Thank you for your comments on our park up here in Joseph Oregon. Oregon State Parks strive to provide excellent customer service and so the feedback that you provide helps us further our mission. We will work on making the check-in...More

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Reviewed September 19, 2017

They made some shower and restroom upgrades. The view of the lake is fantastic, but a little smoky with the fires this year.More

2  Thank FHSwillamette
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Management response:Responded October 3, 2017

Good afternoon, Thank you for your comments on Wallowa Lake State Park. We really do appreciate your time in taking a moment to share some of your thoughts. Yes, we did get a couple of new restrooms in B loop and C loop this year...More

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Reviewed September 7, 2017

The campground was jam packed. We had the unfortunate experience in being in a small site (our 19' trailer and car just fit) adjoining another small site which had a camper, 3 tents, a large screen tent, and 8 chairs. The campground is apparently attractive...More

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Management response:Responded September 11, 2017

Hello and good afternoon, Thank you for providing your feedback and please do not apologize. Your comments help us move forward and hear what your experience was like while staying with us at Wallowa Lake State Park. We are sorry to hear that your stay...More

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ladison143
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Response from Shawnae S | Property representative |
Hello, Our campground is reservable starting May 15th through October 1. On the off-season we are a first come first serve campground. If you were planning to come before May 15 for a couple of days, that would be a good... More
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Response from jJessup | Reviewed this property |
campfires were not allowed around the cabins that we stayed in so you would need to check with the campground facilities and what the fire risk is. Currently it is high.
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Response from Paula S | Reviewed this property |
The road out of Enterprise towards Lewiston/Clarkson is spectacular. Great views of Joseph Canyon and then a drive thru a road that you won't forget. I would not recommend pulling a trailer or taking a large RV on this... More
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