Byway News

Eastern Oregon Visitors Guide Available

HAINES, OR__The 2017 edition of the Eastern Oregon Visitors Guide, the official and most complete travel guide for all of Eastern Oregon, is now available in print or online. Pick up a copy of this beautiful full color, glossy magazine at your local chamber of commerce, visitor center or Oregon Welcome Center. Or, see the digital version here. Use this guide when planning your visit and have a copy on your lap as you travel the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway and the highways in all eleven counties of Eastern Oregon.

BLM Oregon Trail Center to feature pioneer wagon encampment

BAKER CITY, OR__In support of its goal to serve the American family, the Bureau of Land Management’s National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center will host a re-enactment of an Oregon Trail pioneer wagon encampment over Labor Day weekend on Saturday, … Continue reading

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Looking for outdoor fun while visiting for the eclipse? Go to the extremes!

Two of the byway’s most popular outdoor recreation providers have announced their schedules for the upcoming weekend and solar eclipse event. Take a ride to the top of the Wallowas and enjoy spectacular views in every direction, or challenge the … Continue reading

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CAMPFIRES PROHIBITED IN OREGON STATE PARKS AND ON BEACHES

News Release from Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. Posted on FlashAlert: August 16th, 2017 2:30 PM Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is prohibiting all campfires and open flames in Oregon State Parks and other properties owned and managed by … Continue reading

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Road Over Hells Canyon Dam Will Close Monday through Thursday 

OXBOW, Oregon, Aug. 4, 2017 — The road over Hells Canyon Dam will be closed to all traffic from 7 a.m.–4:30 p.m. MDT on Monday, Aug. 7, through Thursday, Aug. 10. A crane being used to move stop-logs from one … Continue reading

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Trail Center Has Free Concert July 28

Baker City, Ore. – Trail Tenders is sponsoring a special free evening concert by western singer and entertainer Mary Kaye on Friday July 28.  The concert starts at 6:30 in the outdoor amphitheater at the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive … Continue reading

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7 steps to avoid starting a wildfire during your #Eclipse2017 travels

Arrive early, stay put, leave late; don’t let your vehicle start a wildfire. The August 21 Solar Eclipse is certain to be memorable. With this worldwide event heading to Oregon during the peak of fire season, ODOT and the Oregon … Continue reading

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It’s Easy to Find Food Right Off the Farm or Ranch!

Byway travelers hungry for fresh produce won’t have any trouble finding it as they travel the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway, July through September. Weekly Farmers’ Markets can be found in La Grande, Wallowa, and Baker City, as well as some … Continue reading

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Another Weekend Full of Fun

As is typical in byway country during the heart of summer, there are lots of ways to spend the weekend, soaking up the sun or cooling off in a watery wonderland. In Baker City, it’s time for Minor’s Jubilee – … Continue reading

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A July full of programs at the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center

BAKER CITY, Oregon__The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is hosting several special interpretive programs throughout July for visitors at the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, providing lots of opportunities for visitors and families to enjoy the outdoors and learn … Continue reading

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Road Conditions Announcement – Forest Service Road 39 Is Open!

The Wallowa Whitman National Forest announces Forest Service Road 39, also known as the Wallowa Mountain Loop Road, is now open for the season and maintained. Routine maintenance will continue to be done on it throughout the travel season. This is the section of … Continue reading

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