Joseph, which is located in Wallowa County north of Wallowa Lake, has a population of just over 1,000 people. The town, which was first mapped in 1883, was named after Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce. People originally came to Joseph to farm and raise cattle. Timber became a big part of the economy after 1908 when the railroad was completed. In the 1980s, however, the timber industry slowed. The town’s economy shifted again when three bronze foundries were opened, and the area is now well-known for its bronze work.
Notable people from Joseph include actor Walter Brennan and champion tennis player Margaret Osborne DuPont. Portland folk band Joseph is also named after the town.
Joseph’s climate sees big swings throughout the seasons. Summers can be very warm and are often humid. Winters are quite cold, and the area sees a large amount of snowfall. Joseph sees slightly more rain than the country generally averages, and the average snowfall in the area is double the average for the rest of the country.
Waterfront Blues Fest – This festival happens annually in July, and it’s a must for music lovers. In addition, the proceeds from the festival go to feeding the hungry.
Oregon Brewer’s Festival – If you enjoy beer or cider, stop in at the Oregon Brewer’s Festival, which takes place every July.
Oregon State Fair – The state fair runs from August until September, and it offers something for the whole family. Visitors can take in a competition, enjoy a thrilling ride, or snack on some delicious fair foods.
Chief Joseph Days Rodeo – Held in late July every year, this event showcases some of the finest rodeo competitors in the area.
Alpenfest – Held in Joseph every September, this festival is similar to an Oktoberfest but instead celebrates the area’s Swiss-Bavarian roots with alphorn playing and yodeling.
Bronze, Blues, and Brews – This festival, which takes place in Joseph every August, honors the area’s bronze industry and also celebrates local brewers.
Motorhomes are divided into Class A, B, and C vehicles. On average expect to pay $185 per night for Class A, $149 per night for Class B and $179 per night for Class C. Towable RVs include 5th Wheel, Travel Trailers, Popups, and Toy Hauler. On average, in Joseph, OR, the 5th Wheel trailer starts at $70 per night. Pricing for the Travel Trailer begins at $60 per night, and the Popup Trailer starts at $65 per night.Do you need to be a certain age to rent an RV in Joseph?
Yes. The minimum age is 25 to be eligible to get an RV Rental in Joseph from RVshare.Does RVshare have emergency roadside assistance?
Yes. Every RV rental booked through RVshare receives 24/7 emergency roadside assistance.Does RVshare offer one way RV rentals in Joseph?
Yes. Prior to renting any RV, check with the owner since not all will offer this particular option.