Bates is an unincorporated community in Grant County, Oregon, United States. Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office with a ZIP code of 97817. The elevation is 4,062 feet (1,238 m).
Bates was a lumber mill town until 1975 with a population of up to 400. Bates State Park opened in 2011.
This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Bates has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.
Coordinates: 44°35′35″N 118°30′31″W / 44.592934°N 118.508556°W