(wəlou`ə), c.3 mi (4.8 km) long, NE Oreg., at the foot of the Wallowa Mts. An irrigation reservoir, it is drained by the Wallowa River NW to the Grande Ronde River. The lake is the center of a resort region; a state park is there.
Originally published in 1990, Wilfong's text developed out of her own frustrating attempt to follow the unmarked 1,500-mile Nez Perce Trail from Wallowa Lake, Oregon, through Idaho and Yellowstone Park, ending at the Bear Paw Battlefield near Chinook, Montana.
Paul and Carol Cole celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with two trips, first a seven-day Caribbean cruise with family and then to the Wallowa Lake area of Eastern Oregon, where they spent their honeymoon.
WALLOWA LAKE LODGE Evenings at the lodge in northeast Oregon feel like a scene out of an idyllic fairy tale--lamps aglow in lodge windows; stately ponderosas rising from the lawn; a burbling river slipping toward the still, cool waters of the alpine lake; and the 9,000-foot granite peaks of the Eagle Cap Wilderness Area are only a pinecone's toss away.