Oregon’s Coolest Ghost Town Isn’t As Abandoned as You Might Think
Explore An Oregon Ghost Town That's Been Named "Coolest" In The State
Popular Oregon Ghost Town Only Has Nine Residents
Take a trip to Wasco County Oregon and you'll discover the ghost town of Shaniko Oregon. The one difference is that Shaniko isn't totally abandoned. There are a few residents but overall Shaniko is a ghost town that tourists love visiting.
Some buildings remain and it's become a popular ghost town destination in Oregon.
Why Isn't Shaniko Oregon More Of A Tourist Destination
Water issues prevent large-scale tourism. A few structures still stand, like the old wooden water tower, city hall complete with an old jail, the school, and the old post office according to the state's official website
The population was 36 back in 2010 and now the US Census estimates that 9 residents call Shaniko home.
Local businesses operate seasonally from April to September to accommodate tourists.
The cool thing is that Shaniko is only a few hours away from the Tri-Cities near the Dalles Oregon making for a quick day trip. You could pack a lunch, take the family and enjoy this not-so-much abandoned cool ghost town which in 1959 was named "Oregon's Ghost Town Of The Year".
You can map out the trip and get more details on Shaniko here.