Category Archives: Travel Tips

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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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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Oregon Trail Center Hosts Wild Horse Day on June 14

BAKER CITY, Oregon__On Wednesday, June 14, the Bureau of Land Management is holding a Wild Horse educational event at the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Bureau of Land Management invites families, youth … Continue reading

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The Byway Is A Busy Place

The Hells Canyon Scenic Byway is a thriving this Memorial Day Weekend. Check out the following activities, then go to the Wallowa County, Union County and Baker County websites for even more happenings. Have a safe, fun and meaningful Memorial … Continue reading

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