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Wallowa Lake Highway

Coast along Wallowa Lake to the Wallowa Mountains

Mileage6 miles (9 km)
DurationThe duration is an estimate of a one-way drive and does not include any stops or side-trips.15 minutes
SeasonsThe seasons listed are the best seasons for this scenic drive. If Winter is not mentioned, the road may be closed during the winter.Spring, Summer, and Fall
RoadwaysOregon Highway 351
Forest PassesSome of the adventures on this scenic drive require an admission fee that these passes cover. Please read the drive description for more information.Pacific Northwest Forest Pass
ServicesThe cities or towns listed have either Food or Services such as gas, hotels, pharmacies, etc.Joseph, OR, and Enterprise, OR
4.5 average from 2 votes
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This is a user-recommended drive that leaves from Joseph and heads down OR-351 along the great Wallowa Lake. Moments after the lake, turn onto Marina Drive for the Wallowa Lake State Park (H1) which provides access to the lake and hiking opportunities. The park also features the Wallowa Lake Tramway (A1) gondola that brings you to the top of the mountain for an amazing view of Wallowa Lake and the Wallowa Mountains.

Wallowa Lake
Wallowa Lake

Continuing on OR-351, you will soon reach the end of the highway. Park your car and enjoy a walk through the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, where you will find several lakes, waterfalls, and plenty of nature and popular fishing spot. There is also a monument dedicated to Old Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce tribe. Use the same scenic route to head back to Joseph.



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