Wallowa Lake State Park RV & Campground Guide


Surrounded by mountains on three sides, Wallowa Lake State Park is a popular fishing and boating area. Hang out in the unsupervised swim area or play games on the large, grassy open fields. There are many covered and uncovered areas to host picnics or family get-togethers. You may think that you have left Oregon and traveled to the Swiss Alps when you visit the surrounding area with its bronze art galleries, aerial tramway, and scenic hikes. You will find many reasons to love this park and nearby attractions in towns such as Joseph, Enterprise, and Wallowa.

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Spring 31-53 F
Summer 46-64 F
Fall 38-65 F
Winter 19-40 F
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Nearby Cities
Joseph, OR
Enterprise, OR
Wallowa, OR
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Wallowa Lake State Park

This state park is a fantastic place to stay when playing on Wallowa Lake and exploring the surrounding area. With so much to see and do here, you will want to bring your RV or rent one on RVshare.com.

Wallowa Lake State Park

Stop all the driving by staying in this state park campground where you will love the opportunity to see a variety of wildlife and where your children will love the playground. With campground rates starting at $20 per night, boaters will also love the boat ramp at Wallowa Lake State Park

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Showers, boat ramp, playground 

Mountain View Motel & RV Park

Relax by the creek that runs through Mountain View Motel & RV Park and take a swim in the natural swimming hole. Rates start at $30 per night. 

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: Yes 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Creek, swimming hole 

Five Peaks RV Park

This campground is just a short walk from all that Joseph, Oregon, has to offer. Each site at Five Peaks RV Park comes with amazing views and a privacy fence. Rates start at $40 per night.

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: Yes 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Privacy fence, monthly rates available 

Williamson Campground

You will love this campground, which sits on the Wild and Scenic Lostine River's shores near the Eagle Gap Wilderness. Operated by the United States Forest Service, Williamson Campground opens in June each year, and rates start at $6 per night. 

• Water hookup: No 

• Electrical hookup: No 

• Sewer hookup: No 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Hiking, fishing, canoeing 

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What to Do at
Wallowa Lake State Park

Inside Wallowa Lake State Park

Use the boat ramps to launch your boat into Wallowa Lake. Paddle your canoe in this lake’s calm waters or go water skiing. The lake is also a fantastic place to visit in the winter when you can go ice fishing. Use this park’s hills and trails to go cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. Grab some friends and reserve a shelter for a special family reunion or party.

Outside Wallowa Lake State Park

There is a special event happening almost every weekend in Joseph, Oregon, including extreme dog races, fiddler contests, quilt shows, antique tractor shows, and numerous livestock shows. Even during a short visit to this area, it is easy to see why it is called "Oregon’s Little Alps." You will also find terrific places to dine, shop, and visit.


Old Town Café

Enjoying plates piled high with your favorite crepes, French toast, eggs, and breakfast meats is a great way to start the day. You can find these items and more at this restaurant that also serves homemade soups daily.

Type: Diner

Location: 8 S Main St, Joseph, OR 97846

Ember’s Brew House Restaurant and Pub

Get your favorite hot wings, pizza, hamburgers, and tacos at Ember’s Brew House Restaurant and Pub. The restaurant also has many alcoholic beverages available.

Type: Diner

Location: 204 N Main St, Joseph, OR 97846

Vali’s Alpine Restaurant

For more than 40 years, this restaurant, which is now operated by the second generation of the same family, has been serving outstanding Hungarian creations. You will not want to miss their nightly specials or their Hungarian fried doughnuts on weekend mornings.

Type: Hungarian

Location: 59811 Wallowa Highway, Joseph, OR 97846

La Laguna

Get your Mexican favorites and great drinks at La Laguna. They've been serving the community for more than 15 years because the owner refused to give up on her dreams.

Type: Mexican

Location: 507 N Main St, Joseph, OR 97846

The Dog Spot

Stop and try the small international fusion dishes at this restaurant. While you're there, you can also pick up unique clothing and gifts for your dog.

Type: Fusion

Location: 19 S Main St, Joseph, OR 97846


Arrowhead Chocolates

This shop offers candy made in-house using only chocolate and other ingredients that are Fair Trade- and Rainforest Alliance-certified.

Location: 100 N Main St, Joseph, OR 97846

Joseph Fly Shoppe

Get your fly-fishing equipment and supplies at Joseph Fly Shoppe. The staff is extremely knowledgeable about local fishing conditions.

Location: 203 N Main St, Joseph, OR 97846

Kelly’s Gallery & Barn Boutique

If you love western art, do not pass up this boutique. You can find bronze sculptures, metal art, photographs, and paintings from many eastern Oregon artists.

Location: 302 N Main St, Joseph, OR 97846

Matterhorn Village

Shop for local souvenirs at Matterhorn Village. You can also play miniature golf and eat ice cream during your visit.

Location: 59950 Wallowa Lake Hwy, Joseph, OR 97846


Find handcrafted soap made with at least 25% goat’s milk at SallyBfarms. The owners have also been making soaps on-site for more than 10 years.

Location: 62456 Bowerman Rd, Joseph, OR 97846



Discover family-friendly hikes and other activities at this site. They focus on the local environment, including areas such as the Wallowas, Zumwalt Prairie, and Hells Canyon.

Location: 508 N Main, Joseph, OR 97846

Iwetemlaykin State Heritage Site

Go for a hike around the lake and into the Wallowa Mountains at this heritage site. The area has long been sacred to the Nez Perce Native Americans.

Location: Iwetemlaykin State Heritage Site, Joseph, OR 97846

Joseph Branch Railriders

Joseph Branch Railriders gives visitors the unique opportunity to pedal rail cars on tours lasting from two to four hours. The tours travel through the Wallowa Mountains and nearby canyons while following old train tracks.

Location: 501 W Alder, Joseph, OR 97846

Wallowa County Museum

See many items collected by the county’s first tax collector at the Wallowa County Museum, which is located inside a former bank building constructed in 1888. It also features items donated by local families.

Location: 110 S Main St, Joseph, OR 97846

Wallowa Lake Tramway

The Wallowa Lake Tramway ride carries you up 3,700 feet on a gondola to the summit of Mount Howard. During the ride, you can enjoy the scenic views of the lake and valley below.

Location: 59919 Wallowa Lake Hwy, Joseph, OR 97846

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How to Get to
Wallowa Lake State Park

It is easy to get to this state park from Joseph, Oregon. Start by following OR 351 S and go south. Continue straight to get on Power House Road. Turn a slight right onto Bailey Road and a slight left onto Bailey Lane. Turn right onto Reserve Road, and you will reach the park.

Entering Wallowa Lake State Park

 Wallowa Lake State Park is open year-round for camping and day-use activities. Day-use hours typically run from dawn to dusk.

Wallowa Lake State Park Per person : $7.0

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Frequently Asked Questions About Wallowa Lake State Park

What is the climate of Wallowa Lake State Park?

The climate of Wallowa Lake State Park is cool throughout the year, with summertime temperatures typically below 75 degrees. During winter, there's heavy snowfall, and the temperature is between 25 and 45 degrees.

What is the best time of year to visit Wallowa Lake State Park?

For those looking to hike, boat, or enjoy watersports, the summer is the ideal time to visit Wallowa Lake State Park. Alternatively, any time between November and March is perfect for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Wallowa Lake State Park?

The campground at Wallowa Lake State Park boasts 121 designated RV campsites. These campsites feature full hookups, and 36 of them are pull-through sites. The campground also provides an RV dump station.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Wallowa Lake State Park?

Wallowa Lake State Park is inhabited by a wide variety of cool wildlife species. While exploring the park, you may spot badgers, black bears, bobcats, lynx, mountain goats, mule deer, red foxes, and many other interesting species.

Are pets allowed at Wallowa Lake State Park?

Pets are welcome at Wallowa Lake State Park, but their owners must always clean up after them. Dogs must be kept leashed at all times except within the designated off-leash area.