Wallowa Lake is a 6.5 hour drive from Seattle, an hour less from Portland. Situated in the Northeast part of the state and one mile south of the rural town of Joseph Oregon, the lake was formed by Pleistocene glaciers. This pristine gem is situated in full view of the Wallowa Mountains which are referred to as the "Alps of Oregon." While in the area, if you don't stay in Joseph, check out the Wallowa Lake Lodge. For more options, click here.