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Nestled near the spectacular Blue Mountains, among bountiful orchards, wheat fields and vineyards, Milton-Freewater is a distinct community offering a serene rural lifestyle with quick access to major cities and world-class conveniences. Milton-Freewater enjoys a great location within picturesque northeastern Oregon. This strategic location has established Milton-Freewater as a prime place for outdoor recreation. Bicycling, hiking, skiing, camping, hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and water sports on the Walla Walla, Columbia and Snake rivers are among the area’s biggest attractions. Its position in northern Umatilla County places it within minutes of the Oregon-Washington stateline and just 10 miles south of Walla Walla, WA.

Milton-Freewater community

While recreation is a top pastime, it is certainly not the only thing that draws people to our location. A variety of retailers, dining establishments and lodging selections are readily available to meet all of your needs. Take a trip to one of the local wineries to indulge yourself with delightful wines and hard apple ciders, complemented by fine sweets found at the local chocolatier boutique. Or plan on an evening with the family at the local drive-in theater viewing current release movies on the big screen. The local farmers’ market features the best selection of local vendors with crafts and fresh produce each Wednesday evening at Orchard Park. Step back in time and climb the steps at Marie Dorian Park. Etched on each step are the names of early pioneer settlers. At the top, a spectacular view of the valley can be enjoyed.

Adding to the list, the Milton-Freewater community hosts a wealth of exciting local events, notably the Frazier Farmstead Summertime Festival in June, the Logs to Frogs Chainsaw Carving Competition in July and the Annual Muddy Frogwater Country Classic Festival each August. A wide range of housing choices, ample educational offerings and first-rate medical resources add to the many desirable features of Milton-Freewater.

So, whether you are here for a respite filled vacation, to conduct business or you are a prospective resident, the city of Milton-Freewater invites you to experience life in the Walla Walla Valley at its best.


The average January temperature is 29 degrees Fahrenheit, while the average July temperature is 89 degrees Fahrenheit. Average rainfall is 14.43 inches, with 55 percent falling between the months of November and March (10 percent is snowfall). During the winter months deep snows are found in the Blue Mountains, just a short distance to the east. The elevation of Milton-Freewater is 1,071 feet. Growing season is May through October.

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