Bates, Oregon

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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.[1] The elevation is 4,062 feet (1,238 m).[2]

Bates was a lumber mill town until 1975 with a population of up to 400. Bates State Park opened in 2011.[3]


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.[4]


  1. ^ USPS Zip Code Lookup
  2. ^ "Bates". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved June 12, 2013.
  3. ^ "Opening near for Bates State Park". Oregon Public Broadcasting. September 14, 2011. Retrieved September 14, 2011.
  4. ^ Climate Summary for Bates, Oregon

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Coordinates: 44°35′35″N 118°30′31″W / 44.592934°N 118.508556°W / 44.592934; -118.508556