Wallowa Lake campround has activities for everyone in the family. If you're interested in a campground surrounded on three sides by 9,000' tall snow-capped mountains and a large clear lake, this is the area for you. To fully enjoy this popular fishing and boating site, check out the Wallowa Lake Marina
-121 Full-hookup sites (36 pull-through)
-88 tent sites with water nearby
-Two yurts (Both ADA; one pet friendly, see our Pets in Parks FAQ for more info)
-Group Tent camping
-Group Picnic areas
-Hot showers and flush toilets (ADA available)
-RV dump station
This was our first stop in Oregon we were in Site C9 which is a pull thru with Full hook up. Big tall pines, the lake & mountains. We had a good site other than some neighbors with 10 kids kept walking through our site to get to theirs instead of walking around the circle. We finally said something after the 3rd day.
I love they have a grey water dump every 3 or 4 sites we have a fish cleaning table we set up it has a hook up for a hose to have direct water to it. We do dishes and prep food on it and we use a bucket under the sink in it to catch the water so walking over 2 sites to dump it is nice.
We launched the kayak & went out in the lake what a nice view of Mt. Howard. My husband caught some nice size Kokanee & trout. There are some floating docks you can climb out on & have lunch the park has 5 I believe.
We took the cable cars up to Mt. Howard & hiked it was beautiful. Still had a good amount of snow on the ground up there. We had a drink & lunch at the Summit Grill.
The small town of Joseph is close by, small grocery store had to go a little further to get to a safeway.
The first few nights were so quiet, a nice bonfire & a glass of wine.
Some of the sites are small in the loop we were in there were some bigger ones.
This campground is a nice well maintained place with clean facilities and well dispersed sites. It was a bad fire season when we were there so it’s pretty smoky in my picture.
Clean bathrooms scattered throughout, water available. Nice tree cover and a River right at the edge of where we were. There’s trails and the lake close by too. Picnic tables and nice fire pits.
It was a very quiet place and has several loops in the campground.
There is nothing too amazing about this campground except it's location. It's large and busy and full of people. There aren't many trees, and you're pretty much next to your neighbors. If you don't mind this type of camping, you will love the area.
You can practically walk to the alpine tram, you're right on Wallowa lake, there's a great marina and lake access for your boat or SUP, and you're just a few minutes drive to Joseph.
Also, the sunsets are incredible.
This is a busy location. Sites fill up fast.
We come back to this place every year! The most amazing views and so many things to do for people of all ages. It fills up quickly though so prepare.
Very beautiful campground with a lot of amenities. To get a good view of the mountains you have to be right on the lake or hiking through the back country but it would be a great group camping spot. Heard a whole lotta rattle snakes
Good views of the mountains. Beautiful lake. Impressive marina for those who are trailing boats. Emphasis on RV camping rather than secluded tent camping and I prefer tent camping. Bathrooms clean.
Located in the far northeast corner of Oregon, this state park has something for everyone. Wallowa Lake is known for it's natural beauty, fishing, and water sports. The surrounding mountains and wilderness area are spectacular. Ride the tram to the top of Mt Howard (not cheap, but worth it). Take advantage of the amusement spots. Stop by the lodge for a meal, a night's stay, or a beverage. Nearby Joseph is a fun spot with shopping, a brewery, galleries and eateries. If history is your thing, you can follow the trail of Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce. The Snake River canyon is a quick day trip.
Now on to the campground. It's large with all the amenities you expect from a great state park. The sites on the outside if thre loops are large. There's a marina on one end. Deer are generally present. Several hosts and rangers are in-site.
What a great part of NE Oregon and a must see if near Hell"s Canyon!
The campground had tight spots and little room between each spot. Kinda felt like we were on display and got a lot of comments on our little guy silver shadow teardrop trailer…one lady said our set up was "Fascinating!"
The best part for us was the large grassy play area for the kids. It was just like back in the 80's where you played with all the kids there in one giant game of who knows. The grounds are maintained. It is busy busy there, so book 9 months in advance. There are go-carts with in walking distance, which was so much for for all ages.
It get chilly there, so be prepared. The lake is mountain run-off water. The town of Josef is a short drive to see some history and grab some food.
Again.. book early!
Crowded state park with decent facilities. beautiful lake access. take the time to visit chief Joseph.