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Near John Day in Grant County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Welcome to Magone Lake

 
 
Welcome to Magone Lake Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Hann, August 27, 2017
1. Welcome to Magone Lake Marker
Inscription.  
Elevation 5000 feet
Surface 50 acres
Depth 98 feet.
Magone Lake was formed in the early 1800s by a landslide which dammed Lake Creek. Notice the tilted trees which rode down with the slide.

The lake was named for "Major" Magone and first visited the area in the 1800s and stocked it with fish.

Enjoy your forest and keep it green.
 
Erected by Malheur National Forest.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1800.
 
Location. 44° 32.762′ N, 118° 54.867′ W. Marker is near John Day, Oregon, in Grant County. Marker can be reached from Forest Road 3618. This marker is located at the boat dock at Magone Lake, a popular day use area and campground managed by the Malheur National Forest. The route to the lake is well signed and easy to find. The last stretch is a narrow gravel road, not recommended for large RVs. Check with the Malheur National Forest office or website for details. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: John Day OR 97845, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
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within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Welcome to Kam Wah Chung (approx. 9 miles away); Kam Wah Chung Company Building (approx. 9.1 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 9.1 miles away); The Adventist Christian Church (approx. 9.2 miles away); The Advent Christian Church (approx. 9.2 miles away); John Day/Canyon City (approx. 9.2 miles away); As told by an old timer (approx. 10.6 miles away); Welcome To Canyon City (approx. 11 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in John Day.
 
Welcome to Magone Lake Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Hann, August 27, 2017
2. Welcome to Magone Lake Marker
View of the marker in the parking area for the boat dock.
Magone Lake image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Hann, August 27, 2017
3. Magone Lake
View of the lake
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2017, by Don Hann of Canyon City, Oregon. This page has been viewed 241 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 27, 2017, by Don Hann of Canyon City, Oregon. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Close up photos of tilted trees as mentioned in marker text. • Can you help?

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