Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $25.00
Arrived just as late Spring snow was falling. Water was still turned off but electricity worked fine. Nice park on the lake but I'd imagine it would be very crowded (and noisy) in summer. Sites are not spacious. Many are very long but space between sites isn't much and no shrubbery. Bit of a trip into Joseph (8 miles) but that's minor - lots to see and do in the area. Would stay here again. We camped at Wallowa Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Stayed here in mid Feb as seldom do others use this park in the winter.. For us, it is the best time.. Very little snow this winter, so all of the park was accessible by foot. Recent wind storm had lots of branches and trees down. During this 'off' season, only a few sights have power, and no water. Not all sites are level, but the campground is very clean.
They only open one newer restroom/shower unit... Bad... in winter the new one is cold. Old one, and much larger, had heated floors... Good for those freezing winter days/nights.
We used my Oregon Disabled Vet pass for a free one night site. We camped at Wallowa Lake State Park in a Truck Camper.
Tips for other Campers:
Joseph... Great brew pub and lots of shopping. Community is very welcoming.
Stayed over 4th of July 2014. We have been going here for 15 years. Always excellent!!!! Love this campground and surrounding areas. This is a really nice campground. 5 loops. C Loop is all electrical hookups. The other loops are mixed electric and non-electric tent sites. The sites vary in size but are level. Most are at least partial shade. A family oriented campground. It has a nice, very large playground area with grass that is well-groomed. Room for frisbee throwers or family games located between a section of C Loop on one side and the D & E Loops on the other side. Firewood sold onsite. We camped at Wallowa Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Tips for other Campers:
Tram, fishing, dining at German restaurant, miniature golf, other water ways to explore, great hiking all within walking or short driving distance.
We returned to this park after a couple of years and it's still very nice. The hosts were helpful and firewood is sold on-site. Did not see as much wildlife here as we have in the past. 48 hours of our stay the temperature stayed at 40 degrees and rain, which translated to a fresh foot of snow on Mt Howard. We will be back again even though this place stays booked solid. Our RV is 25' long. We camped at Wallowa Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $22.00
This is really a nice spot with grass & plenty of trees, no satellite TV, but got phone & private (Verizon) Wi-Fi. There are places to sight see from here, we drove to Hell's Canyon look out & there is a tram to the top of the mountain right around the corner. The lake looked nice, but it was the end of the season & they were bringing in all the boats. There are a lot of deer in the park, that are not afraid of the people. I saw people feeding them, which I wouldn't recommend, but they also would come up next to your RV & sit there for a long time. It is a well kept park & I would definitely return. We camped at Wallowa Lake State Park in a Motorhome.
Stunning setting. Last time we stayed here the sewer had backed up and was running into our site. The night crew responded @ 8PM and the morning crew @ 8AM when the problem couldn't be fixed. No offer to refund our fee, but could change to site by busy road. We'll come back, but not near the lower end of the sewer system. We camped at Wallowa Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $25.00
This is a nice camp, but a little crowded for our taste. The sites are really tight together. We have two dogs and it was really hard to tie them where they didn't interfere with the camps on either side of us. I don't think we will stay here again. We camped at Wallowa Lake State Park in a Motorhome.
We camped in this beautiful park with family in adjacent sites for three nights. All of us had a great time and enjoyed the facilities. The campground host was in the site next to us and gave us some great suggestions of things to do. There are a lot of things to see and do in the area from fishing to sight seeing. We would like to return soon. We camped at Wallowa Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.
This is one of Oregon's finest state parks! Large sites with full hookups (our site #A-01 was 86' long!) that provided lots of shade and room for our family reunion. Beautiful day use area, swimming beach, boat launch and marina where you can rent or dock your own boat. Park staff were friendly and helpful, with lots of Junior Ranger activities for the kids. Park is within walking distance to restaurants, Wallowa River and Wallowa Lake Tramway. Only 6 miles to beautiful little town of Joseph, where you can shop, dine and enjoy the many art and bronze galleries. Only negative point was that we were unable to use our Verizon Cell phone to receive or make calls. We were able to send and receive text at the park, so you won't be totally out of contact with civilization! Would highly recommend this state park! We camped at Wallowa Lake State Park in a Motorhome.
Another great Oregon State Park. Nice sites, nice people, quiet and peaceful. Joseph is a beautiful old western town with much to see and do. Several good restaurants. Many good hiking trails and the cable cars to the top of the mountain are a must. Restaurant on top very casual and decent food. Views spectacular. Everything you need for a fun vacation is here. We camped at Wallowa Lake State Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $25.00
Great campground! Easy access to lake, lovely camp hosts, clean and free hot showers and restrooms. There are a couple washer and dryers also. The only negative - some of the sites were right on top of each other - careful when selecting your site if you want a bit more privacy. Would definitely stay here again. We camped at Wallowa Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.
This park is great for family's and family or friend reunions in the summer. If you like a lot of noise and rude campers it's OK for a summer vacation. The lake and town of Joseph are very nice. We have camped here before in the fall and it is wonderful and quite lovely. We will never camp here in the summer again. We had neighbors who took every bit of their site and some of ours as well. It is not really smart to set up tents four feet from the exhaust pipe of a motor home. Their friends across from us strung a dog run across their site as well as their neighbors, who they did not know. Well, I guess if they were trying to force us out it worked. We left a day early and we will not be back. Too bad, because this is a very nice lake. We camped at Wallowa Lake State Park in a Motorhome.
My family is spread from Boise, ID to Portland, OR to Palm Springs, CA. As a result of this we usually only get together once per year for 4 or 5 days. There are 2 RVs and 3 tents, with approximately 16 total people. We are a pretty sedate crowd but with 5 kids under the age of 5 it can get a bit crazy! Our 2010 get together was planned for Wallowa Lake in the end of June. In planning this trip I talked to the rangers on several occasions and planned our two hookup sites to be next to each other and all the way in the back for reduced traffic and our sites went around a corner to ensure that we had enough space for 3 tents to comfortably coexist for 3-4 nights. When we arrived we found that because of larger than expected snow melt in the mountains around us that one of our sites was completely flooded and the other site was about 25% flooded. We were told that we could move but not be next to each other and we would each have to move twice because of other reservations coming in. We were told that because there were other sites to move us to and we were declining them we would not be able to get any type of a refund. Great so split up the family reunion to separate corners of the park, or live in a swamp together, either way its going to run you $120 (Including the park fee) per site for the weekend. We stayed together and paid the price. The lake is really pretty and the sites seem to be spaced pretty well in the back loops. There is a small town sort of thing at the southern end of the lake that was very accessible by foot, but bikes make it more accessible. Except for having to walk through water to get in the rig it wasn’t all that bad all together. We camped at Wallowa Lake State Park in a Motorhome.
We stayed at Wallowa Lake SP over Memorial day weekend. Although it was still quite chilly, we had a wonderful stay. The park staff was very courteous and the restroom/shower facilities were clean. The park does get crowded on the weekends in the summer and yes there are lots of children, but that's part of the camping experience. Our three girls LOVED it, so we are headed back again for Labor Day weekend. We camped at Wallowa Lake State Park in a Tent.
Beautiful campground with lots of trees. Deer wander through your campsite all day long. We had a pull through site. Tram ride is a must but expensive. @20.00 per person. Lake is five miles long and the people in the site next to us caught their limit of fish each day. Rained everyday except one. Next time will pick July or later to visit but will stay here again. We camped at Wallowa Lake State Park in a Motorhome.