At the western edge of Grant County, far from the frigid peaks of the Blue Mountains, the town of Kimberly was established at the confluence of the John Day River and its North Fork. Kimberly’s low elevation provides a temperate Mediterranean climate with rich growing opportunities. A commercial orchard was established in the 1930s, and people today can still pick their own fruit at Thomas Orchards. Local businesses offer groceries and fuel, and the area features an abundance of scenery and recreational opportunities with river access.
Kimberly is an unincorporated community in Grant County. Known for a multitude of reasons, the main attractions are Thomas Orchards, paddle boarding, and fly fishing opportunities. Its remote yet scenic location, nestled on Route 19, which connects the Thomas Condon Paleontology Centerof the Sheep Rock Unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, the Foree Area and Blue Basin Area makes Kimberly a nice, quiet pit stop for those who enjoy the outdoors.