Welcome to beautiful Northeast Oregon!
Over 2,000 people live within the city limits of Union and there is room to
grow without disrupting the natural beauty of the landscape or the quality
of life. Union is 15 miles southeast of La Grande via Highway 203, 15 miles
southeast of North Powder via Highway 237 and 35 miles north of Baker City
via Highway 237. Union enjoys a scenic location on the banks of Catherine
Creek. The valley is considered the largest circular mountain valley in North
Union enjoys a moderate climate with average temperatures ranging from a
24 degree low (January) to a 84 degree high (July). The frost free growing
season is 117 days, average annual precipitation is 26 inches, average
snowfall up to 28 inches. The altitude is a pleasant 2,769 feet.
The City has a local Chamber of Commerce.
The following are a few of our local and surrounding assets.
South County Health District
Primary medical care is a definite asset in our rural area. South County
Health District (SCHD) has hired medical professionals to staff the Union
Family Heath Clinic five days a week. Currently our staff has a family
practice physician and a nurse practitioner full time, 2 part time dentists
and support staff. On a regular schedule cardiology and counseling services
come to the clinic. We have a fully equipped mobile clinic that will go into
surrounding cities during most of the year. Community minded we also offer
wellness services. For more information call 1.541.562.6180 or go to our
web page: http://southcountyhealthdistrict.com
Buffalo Peak Golf Course
Challenging 18 hole links style course with fantastic views of creatively sculpted land forms. www.buffalopeakgolf.com 1-866-202-5950
The Historic Union Hotel
The Union Hotel was built in 1921, this imposing three story brick building is the largest commercial structure on Union’s main street. The Union Hotel is renowned for it’s beautiful theme rooms and excellent food. 326 N. Main St. Union Oregon 541-562-1200.
Union Victorian Cemetery:
Oldest monument cemetery in Northeastern Oregon, est. 1862
770 E. Fulton, Union. 541-562-5212
Union County Museum:
Featured exhibits include Cowboys Then and Now; the General Store; the Livery Station; Agriculture, Timber & Transportation; Period rooms, WWII, and the Pioneer Cabin. The season traditionally opens on Mother’s Day and continues through October, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors in recent years have pronounced it to be one of the outstanding small museums in the Pacific Northwest region. The museum is operated by the volunteers of the Union County Museum Society, a non-profit organization. The “Little White Church” across the street is museum property and is available for events. 333 S. Main Street, Union. www.ucmuseumoregon.com or 541.562.6003.
Eastern Oregon Livestock Show:
The oldest Show in the northwest, first full week in June. This rodeo started
in 1908 and features both PRCA sanctioned rodeo completion and livestock
judging for FFA and 4-H members. There is also an established track for
Catherine Creek run right through the middle of Union. Picnickers and
campers relax at Catherine Creek State Park a few miles southeast of town,
where beautiful campsites located along the creek welcome everyone. After
the creek passes under the Main Street bridge and behind the library, it
bounds the beautiful city park where visitors enjoy a variety of activities
from tennis to basketball, horseshoes to volleyball, music events to puppet
theater to picnicking.
Churches in Union:
Union Baptist Church 541-562-5531 or www.unionbaptistoregon.org
LDS Church (latter Day Saints) 541-562-1105
United Methodist Church 541-562-5848
Sacred Heart Catholic Church 541-562-5486
Some residents also worship at a variety of sects around the valley.
Eastern Oregon Experiment Station:
Maintained by Oregon State University, the station specializes in research
on range and livestock. Grains, grasses and alfalfa are among the principal
crops cultivated. Mission: to develop agricultural and natural resource
strategies that maintain or enhance intermountain forest and shrub steppe
ecosystems for the benefit of present and future generations
Union County Tourism:
A guide to Union County Tourism
800-848-9969 or http://visitlagrande.com/
Cove Warm Springs Pool:
Naturally heated pool in picturesque Cove.
Ski Anthony Lakes
Base elevation 7100’, highest in Oregon. Downhill, Cross Country & Cat skiing, rentals and lesions. Summer facilities available. 541-856-3277 or www.anthonylakes.com
Eagles Hot Lake RV Park
Just 5 miles from Union and 10 miles to La Grande. Open year round. www.eagleshotlakerv.com or 1-800-994-5253
Hot Lake Springs and David Manual Bronze Factory:
Experience the history, live in the present and look to the future.
Tours daily. 541-963-4684
Gilstrap Brothers Vineyard & Winery:
Wine tasting and tours with a view of the beautiful Grande Ronde Valley.
69789 Antles Lane, Cove. www.gilstrapbrothers.com or 1-866-568-4200
Elkhorn Wildlife Area:
Horse-drawn elk viewing excursions. Narrated story of Rocky Mountain Elk
and come within 10 feet of the elk.
Eagle Cap Excursion Train:
Ride the train through Northeast Oregon’s most beautiful scenery,
www.eaglecaptrain.com or 800-848-9969
800-848-9969 or 541-963-8588. http://visitlagrande.com/
Hub of five scenic byways.
888-523-5855 or 541-523-5855. http://www.visitbaker.com/visitor/
The adventure you’ll never forget.
www.wallowacountychamber.com or 800-585-4121
Union County Economic Development
102 Depot Street
P.O. Box 1208
La Grande, OR 97850
Office hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Monday through Friday
Phone: (541) 963-0926
Fax: (541) 963-0689
Chamber of Commerce
Union County Tourism
City La Grande
Local newspaper Observer
Union County School District
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What is Union?
“Union is the town time forgot!”http://www.cityofunion.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/A180519.jpg
~Nancy O’Conner, Union resident
“Union is like Brigadoon, a wonderful place where average people are
leaders and children are heroes.”
~Dr. Willard Bertrand, Union resident