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Near Bend in Deschutes County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Lava Butte

 
 
Lava Butte Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 29, 2008
1. Lava Butte Marker
Inscription. Geologists say the volcanic activity of this area occurred less than 6000 years ago. Lava which exuded from the south side of this butte flowed to the west and blocked the Deschutes River, deflecting it from its former channel. This formed the Benham, Dillon, and Lava Falls of the river.
     This butte was first used as a Forest Service lookout station in 1928.
     You are invited to visit the Lava Butte Viewpoint.
 
Erected by U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service.
 
Location. 43° 55.085′ N, 121° 21.4′ W. Marker is near Bend, Oregon, in Deschutes County. Marker can be reached from National Forest Road NF-100 north of Cottonwood Road. Click for map. Marker is located at the parking lot for the Lava Lands Visitor Center, Newberry National Volcanic Monument. Marker is in this post office area: Bend OR 97702, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Some Lava Flows Build Their Own Pipelines (approx. 1.7 miles away); Lava River Cave (approx. 1.7 miles away); Oregon's Fabled "High Desert" (approx. 10.5 miles away); "The Westward Movement" (approx. 10.5 miles away); The City of Bend (approx. 10.5 miles away).
 
Categories. EnvironmentHorticulture & Forestry
 
Lava Butte Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 29, 2008
2. Lava Butte Marker
Next to parking lot of Lava Lands Visitor Center
Lava Butte Forest Service Lookout Station image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 29, 2008
3. Lava Butte Forest Service Lookout Station
Lava Fields West of Lava Butte image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 29, 2008
4. Lava Fields West of Lava Butte
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 309 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Wide view of marker and its surroundings. Distant view of Lava Butte. • Can you help?
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