As Mayor for the City of John Day I would like to welcome you to our website. John Day is located at the junction of State Highway 26 and U.S. Highway 395, 117 miles east of Prineville on Highway 26. We’re the largest town in Grant County with a population of 1,850 residents.
Oregon’s natural beauty is overwhelming here and outdoor recreation opportunities are abundant throughout the John Day region. Thousands of acres of public land offer backpacking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, or scenic driving.
Restaurants are abundant in John Day, from family dinner houses to fast food service. Lodging is easy, you can choose from a bed and breakfast to several motels located in downtown John Day. At the Grant County Fairgrounds, there is a RV Park with 25 full hookups for your convenience. Transportation by air is convenient at the Grant County Regional Airport-Ogilvie Field, located at 720 Airport Rd., John Day.
While in John Day, visit the Kam Wah Chung & Co. Museum for a unique look at the past through the eyes of the Chinese immigrants who worked the gold mines of eastern Oregon. Located in a building, which was the focal point of the Chinese community, the museum is open from early May through October.
If you’re a visitor and find yourself traveling through John Day, please stop and look around, if you’re a resident become active in your community and city government. The John Day City Council meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. You are welcome to attend; your opinion will be heard and appreciated.
Ron Lundbom, Mayor