Kathy B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2021

Lovely Spot

This is the place summer dreams are made of! Hiking, kayak and SUP rentals. Swimming. Glacial rivers and lakes. Wallowa Lake is in the cute artistic cowboy town of Joseph. Nez Perce territory. 

The campground itself can get crowded, with lots of families who return every year, but there is so much to do and see in this area, you could spend a month and still not see it all. There are some touristy things up the road, like mini golf, horse rides and a tram that will take you up top the mountain. (I didn't do that because of Covid, although it was open.) 

You can rent a boat or bring your own. In June/July the peaks still have snow on them. A bear sometimes visits the campground. Deer will walk through your site. Be sure to be wildlife safe and keep all your food out of reach.

  • Crowded on weekends
  • Snow peaks even in July
  • Sunsets and nesting eagles on the lake
  • The view from the hike inside the park
  • SUPs and boats for rent
  • The Wallowa River is just as beautiful as the Lake and right in the campground. Group sites are right along this river.
  • Forth of July fun.
  • So many photo opportunities
  • Quiet sunsets
  • Great for swimming once the lake warms up
  • SUP rentals
  • The water color is stunning
  • So clear

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