Eastern Oregon may not grab the headlines like other Pacific Northwest regions, but experienced travelers know what the locals do: Eastern Oregon has a vibrant mix of outdoor recreational opportunities and cultural entertainment. From skiing the highest base elevation in Oregon to hiking through pristine mountain ranges, outdoor enthusiasts will find the awe-inspiring activities they seek. Those seeking cultural adventures can visit historic railroad and gold mining operations. The exciting and memorable experiences in Eastern Oregon - read on for more!

Economic Impact

Tourism is an essential industry for the counties served by the Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative, with data from Travel Oregon illustrating its quantitative impact below. For more detailed information, peruse the details on visitation numbers and overall economic impact in Eastern Oregon provided by Travel Oregon.

County 2021 Total Direct Travel Spending Increase over 2019 (pre-pandemic)
Baker $55,836,220 10% (highest ever)
Grant $13,080,208 8% (highest ever)
Harney $19,165,552 -5%
Union $41,421,620 10% (highest ever)
County 2021 Overnight Visitor Volume Increase over 2019 (pre-pandemic)
Baker 1,328,060 5% (highest ever)
Grant 427,274 -1%
Harney 535,568 -3%
Union 1,170,195 3% (highest ever)


Oregon Adventures (Eastern Oregon)
Malheur National Forest
Discover John Day

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