Visit Gilliam County

One of Oregon's best kept secrets, Gilliam County is the destination for adventurers and dreamers who want to get off the beaten path.  Hook the big one on the nation's second longest, free-flowing river, the wild and scenic John Day River. Visit a real live ghost town or walk along the Oregon Trail. Try your hand at wind-surfing or gravel road cycling. Sleep under the stars at Oregon's newest state park, Cottonwood Canyon State Park.   

Gilliam County is the gateway to the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, including the Painted Hills -- one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon. Check out our Natural Wonders and Nature Lovers tours for ideas on how to make the most of your trip. One hint: Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to visit Gilliam County's historic hotels, top-notch eateries and quaint shops.

Trust us, you don't want to miss the breathtaking sunsets over the magnificent Cascade Range and our simple, what’s-your-hurry lifestyle. Not to mention the fresh air, open skies, and friendly folks too. Check out this video for a preview of some of the places you'll see: