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Area Activities

A wide variety of activities surround Wasco House.  Pick your favorite...we'll be happy to help you plan your adventure!

(Links and information are not listed in any particular order.  Please contact a business before attempting to visit them; Wasco House is not responsible for busines hours of others!)

Check out the digital 2015 Eastern Oregon Visitors Guide!

ROCK ART
Hunt for pictographs and petroglyphs.  The store at the Oregon Archaeological Society has many books on this subject.
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED for pictograph and petroglyph tours.

Oregon Archaeological Society Store

WINE TASTING
Columbia Gorge wineries produce a wide variety of quality wines.  Here are links to a few local favorites.

In Oregon...

Quenett Winery Tasting Room at the Historic Sunshine Mills Artisan Plaza (The Dalles)

15 Mile Winery (The Dalles)

In Washington...

Cascade Cliffs (Wishram)

Jacob Williams Winery (Wishram)

Maryhill Winery (Maryhill)

Waving Tree Winery (Maryhill)

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CULTURAL ACTIVITIES
From museums to concerts to to motorsports to antiques, there's something for everyone!

Sherman County Historical Museum (Moro)

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center (The Dalles)

Oregon Paleo Lands Institute (Fossil, OR)

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument (Fossil, OR)

Fort Dalles Museum (The Dalles)

The Dalles Art Center (The Dalles)

Maryhill Museum (Maryhill, WA)

Stonehenge Memorial (Maryhill, WA)

Maryhill Winery Concerts (Maryhill, WA)

Oregon Raceway Park (Grass Valley)

Goldendale Observatory (Goldendale, WA)

Sweet Memories of Moro
Antiques and glassware.
Buy, sell, & trade used furniture and collectibles.
Old Hotel Moro
101 Main Street (Hwy 97)
Moro, OR 97039
(541) 565-3556

Windcarver Gifts
Artists, carvers, crystals, gifts in the spirit of the Old West.
P.O. Box 112, Hwy. 97
Grass Valley, OR 97029

Richard and June Marie Bell
(541) 333-2310

SCENIC ADVENTURES
Wide open, lightly traveled roads make this area ideal for touring by car, bicycle or motorcycle.  Photo opportunities abound.

Join guide Brad Staples on a 50 mile, four hour, round trip scenic jet boat tour of the lower Deschutes Wild and Scenic River.  The tour launches from Heritage Landing at the mouth of the Deschutes and travels among majestic basalt cliffs, through five Class 3 rapids, to Mack's Canyon.  At times you can see Califonia big horn sheep, mule deer, coyotes, beaver, raccoon, otter, bald and golden eagles, osprey, geese, ducks, and other wildlife.

John Day River/Cottonwood Canyon State Park

Cottonwood Canyon State Park

White River Falls State Park

John Day Fossil Beds - Clarno Unit

Horsethief Butte (Columbia Hills State Park, WA - hiking and rock climbing)

Sherman County Cycling Tour

Sherman County Driving Tour

Things to See and Do in Sherman County

RIVER SPORTS
Wasco House is located just minutes from the Deschutes, Columbia, and John Day rivers.  These rivers offer outstanding opportunities for windsurfing and kiting, boating, fishing, rafting, etc.  Below are links to some local sites and outfitters.

Windsurfing and Kiting Locations
Relax at Wasco House after windsurfing/kiting at Rufus, Celilo, Maryhill, Peach Beach or The Wall.

Deschutes River State Recreation Area

Rafting trips on the Deschutes River and John Day River

River Drifters (Maupin, OR - Deschutes rafting trips)

One or two day catch and release fly fishing trips on private lakes in Grass Valley, Oregon for any level of fly fisherman, even if you've never fished before.
Brad Staples
BSWFA@aol.com


John Day River/Cottonwood Canyon State Park

Your Guides for the Columbia River Gorge
Jack LaFond
jack@FishYFS.com

Fishing guide service.
208 Main Street
Rufus, OR 97050
Call Touche or Kathee at
(541) 298-2770


2521 E 12th
The Dalles, OR 97058
(541) 993-7335


CEO Hunting and Fishing Club
PO Box 2
Kent, OR 97033
Call Jon Justesen at
(541) 980-2228

HUNTING
Sherman County is prime area for game bird hunting.  Below are links and contact information for some local guides and preserves.

Northwest Outdoor Specialties
Guided goose hunts.
1023 Fulton St., Wasco
Contact Don Richelderfer at
(541) 442-5237 or
nwos@gorge.net

Upland game bird hunting focusing on hard flying pheasants and chukar. 3,200 acres available for hunting August 1 to March 31.
P.O. Box 216
Grass Valley, OR 97029
Contact Dave Earl at
(541) 333-2498 or
dave@huntfarmstead.com

CEO Hunting and Fishing Club
PO Box 2
Kent, OR 97033
Call Jon Justesen at
(541) 980-2228

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