Wallowa Lake was created by Pleistocene glaciers and this accounts for it being dammed by moraines. The moraines begin below the surface of the water and extend upward for 900 feet creating natural damming walls on all sides of the lake. This also accounts for the lake water being startlingly clear and blue. Apart from being a geological example, the lake is a great place for a holiday as it is surrounded by resorts and holiday homes. During season, visitors can enjoy fishing and water sports on the lake and hiking, horseback riding, wildlife viewing, sightseeing, camping, and biking in the rugged backcountry. Due to the forests surrounding the lake, the backcountry tends to change dramatically in the winter. Visitors can use the four-person tram to travel to the top of Mount Howard and enjoy alpine meadows, and forests of Douglas fir, Ponderosa pine, Aspens and Cottonwoods.
Address: 72214 Marina Ln, Joseph, OR 97846