Wallowa Lake is located about one mile south of Joseph Oregon. Even in summer the lake is surrounded by snow tipped mountains. There is Wallowa Lake State Park on the south side of the lake along with the small houses and several small businesses. You can stay at the historic Wallowa Lake Lodge the campground or find lodging in one of many cabins on the river and among the trees. Consider riding the gondola lift to the summit of Mount Howard (8000 feet) or enjoy interesting activities such as horseback riding hiking boating swimming and fishing. You may also want to visit Old Chief Joseph gravesite at the Nez Perce National Historic Park. Wallowa Lake Oregon is a gateway to the Hells Canyon and incredible Eagle Cap wilderness.