Wallowa Lake has two public boat ramps. The first one you arrive at is on the north end at the County Park and has a double ramp and tie-up dock. The second, at the south end, is located 5 miles further along and is within the State Park just west of the Marina. Wallowa Lake is generally calm, making it a great place for canoes and skiers.
Wallowa Lake is a deep (299') mountain lake with few submerged hazards. The exception is the the inlet (south end) which can be shallow for hundreds of yards during high water in the spring and early summer.
The lake is well patrolled and most boaters are checked, so make sure to have your boater card and all necessary equipment.
There are no fueling stations and on water self-fueling is not allowed, so come full or prepare to trailer out to fill up.
Afternoon thunderstorms can build quickly, causing rapid temperature drops with gusting wind and rough water, so be sure and come prepared.
Traffic on the lake is moderate on weekends and very light during the week. The exception is on the day of the Independence Day Fireworks Display.