The City of Umatilla, also known as “Nature’s Hometown,” is located in Northern Lake County and is the outdoor lovers’ paradise. Umatilla offers an abundance of outdoor activities for it’s residents and tourists alike. From boating to fishing, to camping and hiking. Umatilla was founded in 1856 and was named after a town in Oregon; Umatilla is an Indian name meaning “laughing waters.” Today Umatila is a charming, thriving town with an eclectic mix of new and old. The downtown Umatilla area boasts local shops, restaurants and doctors, and even a honey co-op.