Baker County Real Estate
Baker County is centrally located to five popular scenic destinations. In the city of Baker you will find museums, nice parks, a recently built Little League baseball complex and a rural lifestyle. Baker is home to the National Historic Oregon Trial Interpretive Center which is located just east of town. The center is located along the Oregon Trail with fantastic views of the Baker Valley and offers summer tours which give an appreciation for lifestyle of the pioneers.
Heading east on HWY 86 you find the community of Richland that has a mild climate during the winter and a great growing season for crops. Richland is also a very well-known for fishing and chucker hunting, and for all types of water sports.
Further east is the community of Halfway. Halfway is home to Pine Eagle High School that combines with Richland. Traveling further you will see Hells Canyon, which is known to have the deepest river gorge in North America. Here you will find breathtaking views and wonderful boating opportunities in the three reservoirs - Brownlee, Oxbow and Hells Canyon. Beyond the Hells Canyon Dam you have your choice of river rafting, jet boating, or seeing ancient Indian rock drawings.
Traveling west on HWY 86 you find the Philips Lake Reservoir with boating and a state park for overnight camping. The next stops going west along HWY 86 is the Sumpter Valley Railway, the Sumpter Valley Dredge State Park and the historic mining town of Sumpter.
If you like to snow ski or hike, be sure to visit Anthony Lakes which is west off HWY 30. During the winter months you have many choices for outdoor recreation, including downhill, Nordic skiing, snow boarding and snowmobiling.
Haines is located on Highway 30, about 8 miles from the I-84 freeway, and about 6 miles from the Baker City. The city of Haines was created 1885 and thus was the beginning of the Haines real estate Market. The name Haines was chosen from Israel David Haines that owned 1,200 acres of farmland in the immediate vicinity of what is now Haines, Oregon. Haines was an early community leader for the Baker County area.