We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Wallowa Lake State Park

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Joseph, OR
Phone Number:
+1 800-452-5687
Website
Saturday
Closed
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 171 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 102
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Summer fun

Fishing, boat rentals, beach fun. We rented a small motor boat for $25/hour from a charming man. Had an beautiful afternoon on the lake, fishing and sunning.

Reviewed 4 days ago
Emilie E
,
Portland, Oregon
Add Photo Write a Review

171 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 169: English reviews
Portland, Oregon
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fishing, boat rentals, beach fun. We rented a small motor boat for $25/hour from a charming man. Had an beautiful afternoon on the lake, fishing and sunning.

Helpful?
Thank Emilie E
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lakes, parks, cities, and a valley with seasonal glaciers for viewing and visiting. My artist's friends would love to visit or send their friends.

Helpful?
Thank George109276
Nampa
Level Contributor
99 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our visit in April provided us with beautiful snow covered mountains! And I read somewhere that these mountains are called the Little Switzerland! Breathtaking...with a beautiful lake nestled below. A long time eagles nest sits in the trees just at the water's edge.

Helpful?
Thank jJessup
Sequim
Level Contributor
78 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We went to this park on a pretty hot day and it was refreshingly cool among all of the trees there. It was fun to watch people floating down from above in hang gliders and landing on a beach close to where we were parked. There are nice restrooms and lots of good places to camp. There's a convenience store... More 

Helpful?
Thank Marcia H
Albany, Oregon, United States
Level Contributor
29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We have stayed here several times, however, this visit only two sections were open. The D section is where we were placed and upon using the showers, there was no heat in the shower area.

Helpful?
Thank Kennyk667
Level Contributor
36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Lots of trails in the area and canoeing/fishing nearby. Kind of crowded campsites but well maintained. Clean showers. Early and late season recommended- it gets insanely busy in the summer.

Helpful?
Thank David C
Level Contributor
47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

there were 6 couples on motorcycles spent the weekend in Joseph, Ore. The lake is less than 5 miles from Joseph. there are lots of things to do, gondola rides, go-carts, boating/fishing , hiking, bicycle riding. Never been there , you gotta go. Also have cabins to rent. They have a general store, boat rentals. Old Chief Joseph Gravesite &... More 

Helpful?
Thank David H
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We camped here two nights. Clean campsite with a picnic table and fire pit. Really appreciated the hot showers. Beautiful scenery

Helpful?
Thank Philippa B
Portland, Oregon
Level Contributor
20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Even though much of the park was closed down for renovations of the bathrooms for A and C loops. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We have gone almost every year since 1971.

Helpful?
Thank RoseCityGal
Level Contributor
18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We hosted here in July. So much to do in the area. There is a playground for kids. Campfires allowed. Wifi at the marina.

Helpful?
Thank Rhonda T

Been to Wallowa Lake State Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Wallowa Lake State Park and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Wallowa Lake State Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?