North Powder has a long history of serving travelers. First, as part of the Oregon Trail, then as a stage stop along the railroad, and later developing into a proper town. Today North Powder is a year-round gateway to Northeast Oregon’s great outdoors, and a stop on the Grande Tour Scenic Bikeway.
Our small town, surrounded by farms and ranches, is the perfect place to begin an outdoor adventure. Opportunities abound for hiking, camping, snowmobiling, and wildlife viewing, through the alpine forests and basalt canyons of the Wallowa Mountains. Nearby is the “trout triangle” of Pilcher Creek, Wolf Creek, and Thief Valley Reservoirs, where rainbow trout measure up to 18 inches. We are the closest Union county town to Anthony Lakes Ski Resort, famous for powder and short lift lines in winter and some of the area’s most scenic hiking trails in summer.
Come celebrate the famous wild huckleberry that grows on nearby mountain slopes at the North Powder Huckleberry Festival in July. And if you can pull yourself away from the dessert contest and festivities, the Huckleberry Hot Rod Show-n-Shine takes place on the same day.