City of Oakley

One of Cassia County's oldest communities, Oakley, is situated 20 miles south of Burley on Hwy 27. It is the western gateway to City of Rocks National Reserve and the eastern gateway to the South Hills, where an abundance of recreational opportunities abound all year round. This community is home of the world-famous Oakley Stone; Oakley Dam, the largest earthen filled dam in the world at its completion in 1911; the site of more historic homes per capita than anywhere in the U.S.; and the Oakley Valley Arts Council and Howells Opera House (one of the few continuously operating theatres built in 1907).The Oakley museum, on Main Street, is open May through Labor Day.

The big event of the year is Oakley Pioneer Days, a three-day community celebration held in July. Events include nightly rodeos, barbecue, booster breakfast, parade, kids' rodeo, Pony Express Race, Dutch oven cook off, dance and a musical play held at the historic Howell Opera House. The town has one of two public swimming pools in the county and a fee library open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday afternoons.



Additional Info

  • Mayor: Larry Hinds
  • City Council: Ralph Barnard, Chantry Whittle, Matt Mallory, Helene Andrew
  • Population: 660
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