Wallowa Lake State Park Panorama

360 Degree View of Wallowa Lake State Park on the south (head) end of the lake. Photographed between the Day-Use area and campgrounds. July 5th, 2002.

This Park is delightfully known for it's extremely tame Mule Deer population, with huge-antlered bucks commonly resting under camper's awnings to escape the mid-day sun. Much of the wildlife in the area have developed a trusting relationship with their two-legged inhabitants. This puts you into a somewhat risky position though- while it's wonderful to interact with wild animals so closely, that also means you need to respect their space, particularly in certain circumstances; e.g. mother deer will aggressively protect their fawns, bucks in rut will sometimes charge. Keep that in mind when walking your dog!