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Imnaha is a small community located in northeast Oregon at the confluence of the Little Sheep Creek and the Imnaha River. It is part of Wallowa County, situated at an elevation of 1,965 feet. The population is approximately 180 (including nearby ranches.) The closest larger city is Joseph, Oregon, about 30 miles west of Imnaha. Oregon Route 350 connects the two communities. Imnaha is definitely an area for nature lovers who like to get away from it all. Tucked into the northeast corner of the state, the whole county is home to only 7,000 residents. Wallowa County is surrounded by incredible natural beauty and boasts Oregon's largest wilderness area, the clearest lake, deepest gorge and greenest of valleys. Highlights include Wallowa Lake and the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway. Wallowa Lake is a crystal-clear glacier lake formed about 9 million years ago. It offers excellent trout fishing, canoeing, camping and a trail head that takes you deep into the Eagle Cap Wilderness, which is Oregon's largest wilderness area. Wallowa County is also filled with many miles of hiking and cycling trails, and opportunities for wildlife viewing and photography, birding, fly fishing on the Snake River, rafting, kayaking, horseback riding, and skiing and snowboarding. Imnaha is also near Hells Canyon Recreation Area, one of the state's most rugged natural areas.

Surrounding areas: Joseph, Oregon (23.9 mi), Wallowa Lake, Oregon (24.4 mi), Crescent Lake, Oregon (33.6 mi)

Imnaha Vacation Rentals




Imnaha Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Ponderosa Motel102 E Greenwood StEnterprise, OR23.5 mi.(541) 426-3186
Shilo Inn Troy LodgeEnterprise, OR23.5 mi.(541) 641-6565
Wilderness Inn Motel301 W North StEnterprise, OR23.6 mi.(541) 426-4535
Best Western Rama Inn & Suites1200 Highland AveEnterprise, OR24.5 mi.(541) 426-2000
Best Western Salmon Rapids Lodge1010 S MainRiggins, ID26.8 mi.(877) 957-2743

Imnaha Weather & Climate

Mountains that protect the valley from the most severe aspects of weather encircle northeastern Oregon, near Wallowa Lake and the Eagle Cap Wilderness Area. The mountains also prevent moisture from reaching the valley, so it has a fairly dry climate. Most of the precipitation in the area occurs in fall and winter, and varies from just over seven inches in the valley up to 60 inches in the mountains. Summers are warm and pleasant with low humidity. Thunderstorms are possible in spring and summer. Heavy snowfall in the high mountains produces snow packs that remain all year long on the higher peaks. Light snow can be expected in the valley regions from late November to early April. January is usually the coldest month and July is the hottest.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 36°F 16°F 1.70 in. -
February 43°F 20°F 1.47 in. -
March 51°F 25°F 1.66 in. -
April 59°F 29°F 1.94 in. -
May 67°F 35°F 2.25 in. -
June 75°F 40°F 1.95 in. -
July 85°F 43°F 1.30 in. -
August 86°F 42°F 1.15 in. -
September 77°F 35°F 1.13 in. -
October 63°F 28°F 1.19 in. -
November 45°F 24°F 2.16 in. -
December 36°F 17°F 1.90 in. -

Imnaha Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Joseph State airport (4S3) located about 24 miles southwest of Imnaha in Joseph, Oregon, the Idaho County airport (S80) located approximately 43 miles northeast of Imnaha in Grangeville, Idaho, the Lewiston Nez Perce County airport (LWS) located roughly 57 miles north of Imnaha in Lewiston, Idaho, the Mc Call Municipal airport (MYL) located around 58 miles southeast of Imnaha in Mccall, Idaho, the La Grande Union County airport (LGD) located about 59 miles west of Imnaha in La Grande, Oregon, and finally the Baker City Municipal airport (BKE) located approximately 68 miles southwest of Imnaha in Baker City, Oregon.

Imnaha Attractions

 
Golf Courses
Alpine Meadows Golf CourseEnterpriseOR23.3 mi.
 
Ski Areas
Anthony LakesIsland CityOR60.6 mi.
Spout SpringsWestonOR78.8 mi.
 
State Parks
Wallowa Lake State ParkOR27.6 mi. 
Fields Spring State ParkWA39.3 mi. 


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