Historic Oakley is located 15 miles from the City of Rocks National
Reserve, three miles from the Oakley Dam (great fishing!) and four miles
from a mineral hot spring. Oakley is famous for its Oakley stone which
is quarried locally and shipped worldwide. It is also famous for its
vast agricultural operations with "Idaho Potatoes" being the
most famous crop. The mineral Hot Springs and wonderful fishing, camping,
skiing and hunting, within an hours travel makes this a "town for
Over one hundred of Oakley's turn-of-the-century homes and buildings
are listed on the National Historical Register. A tour of these beautiful
homes is held the third Saturday in June every odd-numbered year.
One of these buildings, built in 1907, is the historic Howells Opera
House. It is now the Home of the Oakley Valley Arts Council (OVAC).
Theatrical productions are presented in March, July, and November. Call
(208) 677-ARTS for ticket reservations.
The third weekend of July brings Oakley's Pioneer Days
Celebration, with a championship rodeo, gymkhana, deep pit BBQ, Dutch
oven cook-off, parade, pony express race, fireworks and 10k run. The
city park, grocery stores, gas stations, and an RV park are available.
For more information call (208) 862-3313.
The City of Rocks National Reserve lies in Cassia County 15 miles southeast
of Oakley and 4 miles west of Almo. Over time, weathering processes
have created thousands of unique features on the many granite domes.
Among the unique features are the Twin Sisters. Both Sisters rise some
62 stories. The westernmost Sister is estimated at 3 billion years old
and is one of the oldest exposed formations in the world. One and one
half miles south of the Twin Sisters is the junction of the California
and Salt Lake-California connection trails which the pioneers used.
The Oakley Dam supplies all of the surface water to irrigate the agricultural
land which lies immediately to the north. The reservoir provides a great
place for fishing and boating. When the dam was constructed, between
1909 and 1912, it was the largest earth-filled dam in the world.
Valley Arts Council: Spring Production. (208) 677-ARTS or (208)
Oakley Home Tour: Third Saturday in June. For information call (208)
862-3493 or (208) 862-3649
Day Celebration held on the Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of the third week of July. Featuring a gymkhana for the kids, championship class
rodeos, an authentic pony express race, the Goose
Creek Run-Off, National Dutch Oven Cook-Off, 3-on-3 basketball
tournament, OVAC summer production, parade, deep pit barbecue,
and a spectacular fire works display after the rodeo on Saturday
night. For information call (208) 862-3313
fall production. (208) 677-ARTS or (208) 862-3313
Christmas Concert is the first Sunday and Monday in December. (208)
677-ARTS or (208) 862-3313