Oregon Route 82

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Oregon Route 82 marker

Oregon Route 82
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length: 70.74 mi[1] (113.84 km)
Existed: 1932 – present
Major junctions
West end: US 30 in La Grande
 
East end: OR 350 / OR 351 in Joseph
Highway system
I-82 I-84
Oregon Route 82 near Alicel

Oregon Route 82 (OR 82) is a 70.74-mile-long (113.84 km) state highway in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of Oregon. It travels from U.S. Route 30 (US 30) at La Grande to an intersection with Oregon Routes 350 and 351 in Joseph. It is known as the Wallowa Lake Highway No. 10 (see Oregon highways and routes). OR 82 is part of the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway.[2]

OR 82 is the main route from remote Wallowa County to La Grande which serves a transportation hub, providing access to main roads such as Interstate 84 (I-84) and US 30. It also sees extra tourist traffic in the summer, which mostly consists of travelers to Wallowa Lake, which is south of Joseph.

Route description[edit]

OR 82 begins at an intersection with U.S. Route 30 (Adams Avenue). It heads east underneath Interstate 84 into Island City, where it turns north at an intersection with OR 237, which continues east to Cove. Once out of Island City, it curves northeast and passes through Imbler, Elgin, and enters Wallowa County at Minam. From there, the highway curves southeast into the Wallowa Valley, passing through the towns of Wallowa, Lostine, and Enterprise before ending in Joseph. OR 351 from Joseph to the Wallowa Lake State Park at the south end of the Lake was originally part of the OR 82 Highway.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Union La Grande 0.00 0.00 US 30 – La Grande, Pendleton, Baker City
0.89 1.43 I-84 – Pendleton, Baker City Interchange
Island City 2.41 3.88 OR 237 – Cove
Elgin 20.02 32.22 OR 204 – Palmer Junction, Spout Springs, Tollgate, Weston
Wallowa Enterprise 64.40 103.64 OR 3 north – Flora, Lewiston
Joseph 70.74 113.84 OR 350 – Ferguson Ridge, Halfway, Imnaha
OR 351 – Wallowa Lake
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Wallowa Lake Highway No. 10" (PDF). Oregon Department of Transportation. September 2014. Retrieved February 18, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Hells Canyon Scenic Byway map". Archived from the original on July 11, 2011.