Welcome to WASCO, OREGON "PRESERVING
THE PAST, POWERING THE FUTURE"
The City of Wasco, Oregon is situated in the
gently rolling hills of the Mid-Columbia Plateau, eight miles south of the Columbia River and centered between the
Deschutes River and the John DayRiver. Just a stone's throw from the Oregon Trail, Wasco was settled
by ranchers, wheat farmers and merchants. Wasco prospered with the railroad and is now at the center of Oregon's
growing wind energy industry.
Blessed with a dry climate, quiet lifestyle,
and abundant recreational and cultural activites nearby, Wasco is the perfect place to visit, and an ideal place to raise
a family or retire.
Area activities include the city skate park, Depot
Museum, photo ops (see our Photo Album), and nearby hunting, world-famous fishing and wind surfing (see our page about The Rivers) , museums and wine tasting!
The sparsely traveled yet
well maintained roads make the area popular for bicycle, motorcycle and auto touring. The Sherman County
website has suggested itineraries and maps. Photographers are
enticed by the rolling wheat fields, old buildings and barns, and wind towers. Fishing, hunting, rafting, windsurfing,
museums and wine tasting are also close at hand. To the south, along Highway 97, lie the Sherman County Museum in Moro, the Oregon Raceway Park in Grass Valley, and Shaniko - Oregon's best known ghosttown. Maryhill Museum and the Stonehenge Memorial are to the north in Washington, just across the Columbia River.