Welcome to Lake Links

Summer is definitely here in Wallowa county! Current weather this July is: hot, sunny without a cloud in the sky. Temperatures range from 80’s to upper 90’s throughout the day. Planning a trip to Wallowa Lake State Park? Fantastic! Please keep in mind the varying weather, but we hope to see you rain or shine!


# SPOILER ALERT- 2017 Eclipse preview

Happy Friday! We wanted to show a sneak peak and spoiler alert of what the eclipse is going to look like – in case some of our visitors and guests were not aware. The total solar eclipse is happening on August 21st, 2017! Make sure you head on outside around 10AM (PST) in the morning to watch the event if you are in Oregon. We know we will be! Don’t forget to wear those UV protective eye glasses.

Lions & Tigers & Bears- oh my!

Well we may not have the tigers, but we have sighted a lot of wildlife this past month at Iwetemlakin State Heritage Site. These include: many new fawns, bears headed up for berries, and birds of types. Due to more animal activity, we like to remind our visitors to keep in mind  “Leave-no-trace” behind. Please help us protect our wildlife by picking up your sites and personal belongings before heading out for the day. Happy trails!

Casting a line

Are you an avid fisherman? Say no more. Wallowa Lake is the perfect spot for all your fishing needs. The lake is stocked with Steel Head and Kokanee salmon and is the ideal spot for your early morning fishing or late night cast. We are positive that we have the picture perfect view for your day out on the water. Come get hooked and see what all the fuss is about.

Marina Mania

Need a way to beat the heat?! Come on down to the Wallowa Lake Marina. The rental shop can accommodate all your needs for you and your family for a day out on the water. Want to take a memory with you? The gift shop has new designs in apparel that make the perfect gifts.

Wallowa Lake “Information Station”

Our new “Information Station” is up and rolling!  Need some local area information? The station has that and much more including: brochures on animals in the county, information on must- sees and go to’s in Wallowa, hiking maps and trail info, and so much more.  Our interpretive staff are also there to answer any questions.  Looking for the station? Can’t miss it. Look to your right as you enter Wallowa Lake State Park and you will see our Tipi and Information Station side by side. We’ll be waiting!



Its back again and with a “big bang”! This year’s Shake-the-lake event went off with a hit. Many locals and visitors flocked to Wallowa Lake to see the big fireworks show on the water. Didn’t make it this year? Come on out next year! The moraines that surround the lake- made geographically by the carving of glaciers- provide the perfect sound bowl for firework percussion.

What a wonderful view…


We have been having some gorgeous weather and spectacular views. If you are in Eastern Oregon or are thinking of making a trip out this way, stop by Wallowa Lake State Park for a day in the sun and relaxing evenings complete with sunsets.