John Day, Oregon


Grant County, in north-central Oregon, is an area of ranching, timber, fishing, hunting, winter sports and tourist attractions. Its world-renowned John Day Fossil Beds National Monument contains 40 millions years of fossilized history.

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Area Attractions
Hells Canyon Scenic Byway Hells Canyon Scenic Byway
Leave the fast pace and fenced-in views of Interstate 84 and follow the contours of the land into slower times and wilder places..
Elkhorn Scenic Byway

Elkhorn Scenic Byway
This 106-mile loop takes you through the Elkhorn Mountains, gold-mining ghost-towns and along elegant lakes and rivers.

Columbia Gorge Discover CenterHike the Steens Mountains
Explore the Steens Mountain with this easy hike. There are three short paths that lead to viewpoints of Kiger Gorge, the East Rim, and Steens Summit.
Anthony LakeHike Anthony Lake
Just as beautiful, but more accessible than the more famous Wallowa Mountains nearby, the Elkhorn Range boasts craggy granite peaks and high alpine lakes surrounded by wildflowers.
Eagle CapClimbing Eagle Cap
This 9,572-foot hike to the hub of the Wallowa Mountains is not for the weary. This is a great two-day hike to the summit or a beautiful, shorter day hike, if you
Nearby Lodging
Best Western Ontario Inn & Suites
The beautiful Snake River within walking distance of the hotel has some of the best fishing in the entire United States. Just minutes away are the spectacular scenic Lakes of Owyhee, Bully Creek and Malheur.
Best Western John Day Inn
The Best Western John Day Inn is John Day's finest. It is located in the middle of the beautiful John Day valley and the Malheur Forest. It is the perfect place to get away from it all. Enjoy the peace of this small town and its attractions.
Best Western Rory & Ryan Inns in Hines
Experience the Best Western Rory & Ryan Inns, located in Hines near Burns, we are the perfect small place to get away. Enjoy the peace of this small town and its attractions.
Best Western Skyline Motor Lodge in Lakeview
Welcome to Lakeview, the TALLEST town in Oregon. We are located on Southeastern corner of Oregon, 16 miles North of the California State Line. When you are in Lakeview there are unlimited things to see and do.

While the county seat is Canyon City, the largest town is John Day, incorporated in 1888. There are many smaller communities within the county. Those who live and play here pride the area on its wide open spaces, laid-back pace, natural resources and privacy.

Other communities are Kimberly, Dayville, Mt. Vernon, Prairie City, Granite, Long Creek, Fox, Monument, and Seneca.