Vale was the first stop in Oregon for travelers on the Oregon Trail. Today, there are many historical places to explore. Visit the Rinehart Stone House, long used as a stopping place for travelers, or take a ride around town to see the Oregon Trail Murals. Just south of Vale is Keeney Pass, an interpretive site where the Oregon Trail wagon ruts are still visible. Vale offers plenty of outdoor recreation. Bully Creek Park and Lake Owyhee State Park offer opportunity for boating, fishing, water-skiing, hiking and picnicking, and both have RV facilities. This area is also known for its excellent hunting and fishing.
an Oregon StoryA Scavenger Hunt for the Murals of Vale
Sometimes you have to head east to feel like you’re in the Old West. Just 12 miles from the Idaho border, the humble town of Vale offers a big slice of centuries-old Oregon heritage. It’s served against a classic frontierlandscape of sagebrush…Continue reading this story…