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 Springs. Oakley is famous for its Oakley Stone which is quarried locally and shipped worldwide.
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 each June. One of these buildings is the historic Howells Opera House, built in 1907 where the Oakley Valley Arts Council presents theatrical productions in March, July, and November.
The weekend closest to the 24th 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. An RV park, city park, grocery stores and gas stations are available.