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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.
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.
 
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. Touch for map. 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. Marker is in this post office area: John Day OR 97845, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Welcome to Kam Wah Chung (approx. 9 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 9.1 miles away); The Adventist Christian Church
Welcome to Magone Lake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Hann, August 27, 2017
2. Welcome to Magone Lake Marker
View of the marker in the parking area for the boat dock.
(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); Canyon City Mural (approx. 11 miles away); St Thomas Episcopal Church (approx. 11.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in John Day.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Magone Lake image. Click for full size.
By Don Hann, August 27, 2017
3. Magone Lake
View of the lake
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2017, by Don Hann of Canyon City, Oregon. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. 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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