Welcome to Baker County, Oregon!

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Located in scenic Northeast Oregon, at the intersection of three Oregon Scenic Byways, and surrounded by the Wallowa Mountains, Hells Canyon, and the Elkhorn Mountains, Baker County offers unparalleled access to outdoor adventures of all kinds.

Experience small town Americana at its best in historic Baker City. The vibrant downtown boasts more than 100 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, and is home to countless restaurants, galleries, and local independent retail shops.

Explore the scenic byways and back roads of this beautiful corner of Oregon. Discover small town charm and hospitality in Halfway, Sumpter, Huntington, Haines, Unity and Richland.

Discover the region’s rich pioneer and Gold Rush history on display at the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, the Baker Heritage Museum, the Sumpter Valley Railroad, and the Sumpter Valley Dredge State Park, and more than two dozen Oregon Century Farms.

Start planning your Baker County, adventure today.

Featured Spotlights

Spotlight: Brian Vegter X Travelyr

Join Dan Sizer from Go Wild America Adventures in the studio with Local Baker City artist Brian Vegter Watch the complete video on YouTube Archive

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Spotlight: The Sumpter Valley Railroad

Tag along with Grant McOmie for a ride through the Elkhorn Mountains on the historic Sumpter Valley Railroad “The beauty of travel is the unexpected treasure you’ll often find along…

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Spotlight: Baker City Culinary Walking Tour

Enjoy a culinary tour of downtown Baker City’s award winning restaurants, breweries, wine makers, and distilleries. Our local restaurants and culinary makers are working harder than ever before to offer…

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Whether you're looking for a luxurious boutique hotel in the heart of downtown, a rustic cabin in the mountains, a romantic bed and breakfast, or a trusted hotel brand, you'll find plenty of lodging options in Baker County.

Places to GO, Things to SEe

High in the Elkhorn Mountains just 30 miles from Baker City, Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort is Oregon's highest base elevation ski resort. If you're looking for great powder skiing it doesn't get any better.

All day lift tickets are just $40 adult, $29 students (13-18), and $21 for kids (7-12).

Click HERE for more information including new COVID 19 precautions.

The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center offers insights into pioneers’ lives along the trail with regularly scheduled interpretive experiences including indoor and outdoor exhibits.

While the center is temporarily closed due to the current statewide COVID 19 restrictions, the center’s pet-friendly 4.2-mile trail system remains open to the public seven days a week, offering waystations and interpretive signage, and intersecting the ruts of the original Oregon Trail at several points. Users should be aware that trails are not plowed or de-iced. Visitors can also access the ruts from a roadside pullout on Hwy. 86 leading to an easy 180-foot trail.

For more information about the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, including upcoming programming and current COVID 19 precautions,  click HERE.

Surrounded by the Elkhorn and Wallowa Mountains, Baker County is a snowmobiler's paradise with over 900 miles of groomed trails and lots of wide open snow to play on.

For more information including local snowmobile clubs and trail conditions click HERE

Getting to Baker County Oregon

Baker County is located in the northeast corner of Oregon, four hours east of Portland, or two hours west of Boise, Idaho, along Interstate 84.  For those who prefer taking the scenic route, Baker County is also at the intersection of three Oregon Scenic Byways including the Elkhorn Scenic Byway, Hells Canyon Scenic Byway and Journey Through Time Scenic Byway.

If you're traveling by air, Portland and Boise are our two closest major airports.

 

News and Upcoming Events

Winter Fun Along the Scenic Byways of Baker County

January 18, 2021

Baker County sits at the intersection of the Elkhorn Scenic Byway, and the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway. For visitors who like to play in the snow without the crowds, these byways are among Oregon’s best winter getaways.

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Snowmobiling in Baker County Oregon

January 5, 2021

Baker County is a winter playground with more than 900 miles of snowmobile trails. If snowmobiling is your thing, then the Elkhorn and Wallowa Mountains of Baker County is where you want to be.
Photo Credit Quiver Ski Co

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Anthony Lakes Open Daily Dec. 19 – Jan. 3

December 16, 2020

Christmas break, Anthony Lakes is scheduled to operate daily from December 19 to January 3, 9am to 4pm.

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First Friday Artwalk Baker City

December 2, 2020

Celebrating the arts the first Friday of every month in Baker City

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CASA Classic Christmas Gingerbread Homes Tour

December 2, 2020

This annual holiday tradition has a whole new look this year but is sure to be a holiday treat for the entire family, and this year’s tour will run through December 24th

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