Imnaha, Oregon

  

Imnaha is located approximately 30 miles east of Joseph on OSR 350 (the Little Sheep Creek Hwy) just 7 miles from the Idaho border, at an elevation of 1,965 feet. Famous for it's annual Bear and Rattlesnake Feed, the Imnaha Tavern stopped hosting "the feed" in 2005.

The town reported a population of 12 in the 2000 census, although there are approximately 180 additional people living on ranches, farms and small acreage residences in the surrounding area.  The Imnaha River boasts a July salmon run, and fisherman from the area flock to the river hoping to catch the tasty fish that weigh up to 50 pounds.  The river also offers some excellent trout fishing.

  

 

 

 

 

Elk, deer and bear hunting in the area is some of the best in the state, and the spectacular river canyon holds a significant bighorn sheep population.

 

  

The Imnaha River empties in to the Snake River at Dug Bar, a 2 hour drive from Imnaha.  The trip is not for the faint of heart, but the brave travelers who make the journey, sometimes on washed out roads that look down steep canyon walls, never forget the trip they have made or the views and wildlife they have seen.