Welcome to Baker County, Oregon!
Thank you for visiting our website. We hope you’ll be inspired to visit in person soon.
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.
With the increase in outdoor recreation tourism to Baker County, combined with local recreation enthusiasts, it becomes imperative to provide a source of accurate and on-the-ground information to help relay conditions, amenities, and directions for area trails/trailheadsGet More…
Places to GO, Things to SEe
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.
Baker County has some of the best fishing anywhere in Oregon. Whether you're looking for great bass fishing, trophy trout, or just a good excuse to cast a line and catch dinner there's a fishing hole for you in Baker County.
If you prefer a little competition, Baker County has several annual fishing tournaments including the Huntington Catfish Derby every Memorial Day Weekend, and Richland hosts the annual Brownlee Crappie Shoot Out - Kayak Fishing Tournament every May, and the Creating Memories Richland Panfish tournament every June.
For more information about fishing in Baker County 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
With the increase in outdoor recreation tourism to Baker County, combined with local recreation enthusiasts, it becomes imperative to provide a source of accurate and on-the-ground information to help relay conditions, amenities, and directions for area trails/trailheadsRead More
Formal negotiations are underway between the BLM and Baker County to temporarily house the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center’s operations for up to two years, starting in 2022.Read More
Go Fish! Brownlee Reservoir on the Snake River in Baker County Oregon is one of the premier warm water fisheries in the NW and home to several annual fishing tournamentsRead More
Registration is now open for the Baker City Cycling Classic June 25-27 in Baker City, Oregon. This race is one of the premier competitive cycling events in the Pacific Northwest.Read More