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Community pride and small town spirit characterize Hermiston.
Situated on the northeastern edge of Oregon in the northwest corner
of Umatilla County, Hermiston is centrally located between the
major cities of Portland, Spokane and Boise. Its proximity to
the recreation areas of the Blue Mountains makes it a favorite
destination for those who enjoy fishing, hunting, and camping.
In the winter, snowmobiling, skiing, sledding and snow tubing
are popular mountain activities.
The Columbia River, located six miles to the north of Hermiston,
offers many water sports including boating, swimming, fishing
and wind surfing. Additional fishing spots are the Cold Springs
Reservoir and Umatilla River. For hunters, Hermiston has pheasant,
goose, duck and quail hunting in the local area.
The Farm City Pro Rodeo, held in conjunction with the Umatilla
County Fair, is recognized nationally as one of the finest pro
rodeos in the country. It attracts top quality cowboys, cowgirls,
clowns and announcers. Held for five days in August, the Umatilla
County Fair features daily big name entertainment, as well as
local exhibits of produce and animals.
Several state parks are near Hermiston. The most noted is Hat
Rock, named after a distinctive rock monolith described by Lewis
and Clark on their travels.
Family focus and small town pride makes Hermiston a friendly
place to visit, and a great place to raise a family.