Lostine, Oregon is a scenic farming town nestled between Wallowa and Enterprise in the Wallowa Valley, with the majestic Wallowa Mountain Range serving as an enchanting backdrop. With a little over 200 people residing in this charming little hamlet, the acres and acres of farmland are truly a relaxing escape. Lostine’s various farms and crops add to its picturesque nature. Driving into town, you’re sure to see one of the many herds of sheep. You may even see a llama named Harvey, right in the middle of the herd, acting as the sheep’s “watchdog.”
Lostine’s longest standing tradition is the Lostine Flea Market, which occurs the first weekend in July. More than 70 vendors come from all over the United States to line both sides of the main street and some of the side streets, selling various odds and ends. You never know what you’re going to find!
Besides the flea market, people also come out of the woodwork in droves for Taco Night on Wednesdays at the old Lostine Tavern. All it takes is a flour tortilla, some cooked hamburger meat, lettuce, cheese and two different types of salsa to bring the town together. The evening acts as a social, bringing everyone together to visit and laugh. It’s the perfect night to get a feel for this otherwise quiet town.
Just a few miles’ drive from downtown Lostine, residents have access to Lostine Canyon, a gorgeous wilderness area filled with abundant trails for hiking and horseback riding, camping sites along the beautiful Lostine River, and fishing and hunting opportunities.
Lostine is the gateway to Lostine River and many of the trailheads into the Eagle Cap Wilderness. Recommended trails: Maxwell Lake and the East Fork Lostine River to the Lake Basin Area.
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