About Us

Facility: This facility has a multitude of features to accommodate large and small groups for a variety of events. Besides the beautiful main lodge for meals and fireside meetings, lodging is provided in rustic or deluxe cabins with comfortable accommodations for individuals, families, and groups. Food requirements and other arrangements can be made for group and individual needs.

Location: In northeastern Oregon, at the south end of Wallowa Lake, on Hwy 82 south of the cities of Enterprise and Joseph.

Setting: Wallowa Lake Camp is located near the south end of a large, pristine, glacial lake at the foot of the Wallowa Mountains and the Eagle Cap Wilderness Area. Towering mountains and evergreens, a river, and the nearby lake provide a peaceful, picturesque setting.

Features: Available activities on-site include volleyball, basketball, badminton, ping pong, swings, grassy fields, horseshoes, campfires, crafts, and outdoor education. There are both inside and outside environments for worship, personal meditation, and group discussions. Set within a prime resort area, nearby activities include boating, fishing, swimming, a tramway to superb high mountain views, wildlife and wildflower photography, paddle boarding, kayaking, miniature golf, hiking, and camping. Places to visit include antique shops, art galleries, bronze foundry tours, Nez Perce historic sites, and Hells Canyon.

Special Dietary Needs: When communicated in advance, we generally can provide menu items that will accommodate vegetarian and gluten-free needs.  Outside of these, we need you to bring the special food items you require.  Food allergies should always be communicated directly with the site.   There are some complex needs that we may not be able to accommodate.

Site Reservations: Wallowa Lake Camp is available for use by individuals and families in addition to many nonprofit groups.  Call (541) 432-1271 or email the camp staff at wallowa@gocamping.org for reservation information and availability.  Wallowa Lake Camp serves in partnership with our guests, who are expected to clean their cabin before checking out.

Volunteer: The Oregon-Idaho camping ministry has been built on volunteer service. We all have been given gifts to share for the Body of Christ. What can you do? 

Click here to read more about the kinds of volunteers our sites need and what to expect if you volunteer.

Important Camp Rules: Wallowa Lake Camp & Retreat Center is a Christian, family-oriented facility. Please read the full description of the Wallowa Lake Camp Policies.

Wallowa Lake Recreational Activities: Check the websites listed for current prices.  Note: all activities engaged off-site of camp property are not considered part of the camp program (unless organized and led by camp staff specifically during the morning and late afternoon “activity times”) but are the private responsibility of each individual or family, who assume personal liability for all activities.

  • Bumper Boats, Paddleboats (seat 3), Rowboats (seat 4), Canoes (seat 2), Motorboats and Party Boats for rent, contact Wallowa Lake Marina: www.wallowalakemarina.com
  • Scenic Flight in a private charter airplane - Best to make advance reservations: Call Joe at Spence Air Service 541-426-3288.
  • Tramway Ride to top of Mt. Howard - fantastic experience, a “must-do” when at Wallowa Lake. Well worth the price. www.wallowalaketramway.com 
  • Go Karts
  • Miniature Golf
  • Hiking from Wallowa Lake area: wallowalakelodge.com/things-to-do/
  • Recreation in the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest and Eagle Cap Wilderness: www.fs.usda.gov/wallowa-whitman/
  • Bird Watching
  • Swimming in the lake - important: there is no lifeguard on duty at the lake during this time.
  • Shopping - many great gift shops in the area.

Other activities in Joseph, Oregon and the surrounding areas: See Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce webpage: www.wallowacountychamber.com  Direct link to Events Calendar for Wallowa County: http://business.wallowacountychamber.com/events/calendar/  There are lots of great Art Galleries and Shops in Joseph to visit. Wallowa County Museum: www.co.wallowa.or.us/museum  Go on an auto tour of some of beautiful Wallowa County. Maps available at Camp.   Alpine Meadows 18-hole Golf Course: in Enterprise: 421-426-3246     Recreation in the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest and Eagle Cap Wilderness: www.fs.fed.us/r6/w-w  Hells Canyon National Recreation Area:http://www.fs.fed.us/hellscanyon     Jet boat tours and whitewater raft trips in Hells Canyon:www.hellscanyonadventures.com or www.snakedancerexcursions.com or:www.aardvarksadventureco.com

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A partnership between The Oregon-Idaho Conference of The United Methodist Church
and The Episcopal Diocese of Oregon