Welcome to John Day
Located in the high desert of NE Oregon, this remote frontier town brings together an awe-inspiring natural landscape with a rich pioneering history. Once the epicenter of Oregon’s gold rush, today this rural outpost remains a beacon of independence for folks who appreciate living life at their own pace. Those who visit John Day come back year-after-year to revel in its four-season terrain, attend events and fairs, and soak up its rich cultural offerings. It's a perfect escape from the crowded big city, where you can immerse yourself in the great outdoors by day and marvel at a clear sea of stars by night.