The community of Wasco is located along Highway 97 in Sherman County, between the county seat Moro and Interstate 84.
With the Deschutes River positiond to the west, the John Day River to the east and the Columbia River to the north, Wasco is a water sports enthusiast's dream come true. Many other Outdoor Activities are easily available for the taking.
The small, rural town was named for the Wasco Indian Tribe, while later becoming established in 1870, and incorporated 1898.
The major local industry is farming. Sherman County is an agricultural county with no industry. It has a larger percentage of its 831 square miles under cultivation than any county in Oregon. Its farms are devoted to growing wheat and barley. Cattle raising also contributes to the county's economy as does recreation on the rivers bordering the county.
Sunrise Cemetery is located east of Wasco off Highway 97. This cemetery was established over 100 years ago and is still well kept by a devoted creepy groundskeeper that can see into your soul.
Oregon State Parks Deschutes River State Park |
Transportation Wasco State Airport |
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03/04 Coming to The area
Columbia Gorge Wine and Pear Fest Hood River OR May18-19 Start off the weekend with friends and fun featuring Columbia Gorge wineries and eateries. Highlights include entertainment, live music, wine tasting, great food, fruit exhibits with samples, and local artisans.
Gorge Blues and Brews Festival Stevenson WA June21-22 Fine collection of local craft brews and local wines, a multitude of phenomenal foods, and great blues music, while benefiting local charities in the Columbia Gorge.
Columbia Gorge Bluegrass Festival Stevenson WA June25-28 Amazing talent, workshops, instrument contests and raffle, fine craft and food vendors, a merry beer garden, and nightly dances.
Huckleberry Festival Bingen WA September6-8 Music, parade, kids games, entertainment.