This Abandoned Mining Town In Oregon Is Downright Fascinating To Explore

The small town of Cornucopia, Oregon sits at the base of the Eagle Cap Wilderness in the breathtaking Wallowa Mountains. This once thriving community sprung up after rich gold mines were discovered in the 1880s. At one point, Cornucopia was producing over 66% of Oregon’s gold.

During World War II, gold mining operations throughout the United States were ordered closed. Cornucopia never recovered, and today the town is all but abandoned. Check it out:

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The Cornucopia Lodge is located at Queen Mine Rd., Halfway, OR 97834.

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If you’re interested in Oregon ghost towns, be sure to check out our previous article: Visit These 10 Creepy Ghost Towns In Oregon At Your Own Risk.