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Vale is a Malheur County community, located at the far eastern border of Oregon on the old Oregon Trail. This town is situated a short distance west of Ontario, at the US Hwy 26/20 junction.

Wagon ruts can still be seen on Keeney Pass, a few miles south. You can view the culture and progress of early settlers as depicted on murals created by professional artists and located throughout the town. New murals are commissioned every year.

Another point of interest is the Stone House, built in 1872. This historic house has been a wayside inn, a pony express station and a private residence. The Owyhee River which has been designated a National Wild and Scenic River and the Owyhee Reservoir are located 25 miles south of Vale. The Bully Creek Reservoir is 10 miles northwest of Vale. Fishing, waterskiing, boating and camping are favorite Outdoor Activities. Vale is also the pheasant hunting capitol of Oregon.

There is also a Vale, South Dakota.


RV campgrounds and dealers Chukar Park Campground | Westerner Trailer Park |
Sports and Sporting Events Pheasant Valley Hunting Ranch |
Transportation Miller Memorial Airpark Airport |

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11/18 Coming to The area
John Scharff Migratory Bird Festival Burns OR April11-14 Enjoy witnessing the spectacular spring migration in the Harney Basin of southeast Oregon. View thousands of migratory birds, from waterfowl and songbirds to raptors and cranes.
Boise Bird Festival Meridian ID April27 Come and learn more about Idaho's birds with short bird walks, educational and interactive booths, workshops and demonstrations on a variety of topics from bird identification and backyard feeding to wild bird photography.
Big Water Blowout River Festival Riggins ID June1 This is an action packed event with experienced outfitters and guides offering discounted raft trips. Come paddle huge class III and IV rapids and enjoy the magnificent scenery of the second deepest gorge in North America. Get your thrill-seeking in, as the boats go big in boat-munching waves with names like The Pencil Sharpener, The Pancake Wave, The Big Easy and The Haystack.
National Oldtime Fiddlers Contest and Festival Weiser ID June17-22 Idaho's premier fiddler's contest is back with all the fun and celebration throughout Weiser. Parades, fiddle contest, food and arts vendors and much more.
NorthWest RibFest Eagle ID June27-30 The RibFest is a wonderful opportunity for businesses to show their support for Help Idaho and the community. With 100,000 visitors expected during the three-day event, it's an excellent brand building opportunity as well.
The Lavender Merchant Lavender Festival Kuna ID July15-16 Come visit the lavender field in full bloom, pick a bouquet of lavender and experience the perfume and beauty of this captivating herb. Make and take a lavender bottle or paper lavender sachet. Handmade lavender products will be featured. While you are here, visit with other vendors selling their own special products.