About La Grande
Magnificent scenery, wildlife and waterfowl, historic sites,
and outdoor adventure await you in La Grande. Nestled between
the Wallowa Mountains and the Blue Mountains, La Grande is
located off of I-84 in the Grande Ronde Valley. As Union County's
county seat, La Grande is a bustling and vibrant small town
Uncrowded camping, hiking, backpacking and nordic and alpine
skiing are all available for visitors. La Grande is close
to the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. This national forest
is over 2 million acres in size and includes all or parts
of the Eagle Cap Wilderness, Hells Canyon, Monument Rock and
North Fork John Day wilderness areas. There are 60 campgrounds,
and more than 1,700 miles of trails. There are also opportunities
for snowmobiling, mountain biking, camping, picnicking, swimming,
boating and water skiing in the mountains, trails and lakes
in the national forest. Fishermen can try catching some of
the 13 species of fish, including trout, steelhead and salmon,
in the many rivers and lakes. Or, try some hair-raising white
water rafting on the Grande Ronde River.
Located west of La Grande, Lehman Hot Springs is one of the
largest hot springs in the Northwest. The springs was formerly
a gathering place for the Nez Perce Indians. The 9,000 foot
square swimming pool has temperatures ranging from 88 to 106
degrees F. Relax in the soothing hot pools, or take an invigorating
swim in the large pool.
Downtown La Grande has a pedestrian friendly shopping district.
The tree lined streets enhance examples of turn of the century
architecture, all adding to your rural shopping experience.
Eastern Oregon State University is just a ten minute walk
from the shopping district. The university serves ten counties
east of the Cascade Mountains in Oregon.
For small town warmth with big city conveniences and the
exciting recreational activities that only Oregon can provide,
come and experience historic La Grande.
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