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

Introducing the Trailhead Stewardship Project

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/trailheads

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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

The Bureau of Land Management's Virtue Flat OHV Park is just minutes from Baker City with miles of wide open trails from easiest to most difficult.

Click Here to download the Virtue Flat trail map, or visit the Bureau of Land Management website for more information.

 

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

Introducing the Trailhead Stewardship Project

May 10, 2021

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/trailheads

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Bureau of Land Management negotiating for space at Baker Heritage Museum

April 30, 2021

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.

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Fish On! Registration is open for upcoming fishing tournaments

April 22, 2021

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 tournaments

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Registration Open For Baker City Cycling Classic June 25-27

April 11, 2021

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.

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Baker County Getaway winner

April 9, 2021

  Congratulations to our latest Baker County getaway winner. Our lucky winner will enjoy a Travel Baker County Getaway including And a Baker City Downtown shopping spree including gift certificates…

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Baker County Rodeo Season is Back on the Calendar

April 9, 2021

Saddle Up! Rodeo season is back in Baker County for 2021

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