Welcome to the scenic world of Lake County, Oregon's Outback. The area is filled with 83,000 square miles of scenic splendor ranging from high mountain forests and meadows, to sage­brush covered deserts and hills, to natural wet­lands and hot springs.

Lake County Chamber of Commerce
The west is alive and kickin’ in Lake County! The area offers spectacular vistas of rich forests, century ranches and the breath-taking splendor of the high desert. Hang gliders and paragliders fill the skies in the summer, and the winter months are fabulous for skiing the powder of the War­ner Canyon Ski Hill. This is a paradise for rock hounds, mountain biking, birding, hot springs, hiking, fishing and camping. Lake County is also the showcase for rural America as it is develop­ing multiple renewal energy projects and has strengthened the economic base by using the natural resources that abound in the area. Come and discover the excitement where the old west meets the very best. 

126 North E Street
Lakeview OR 97630
(541) 947-6040  (877) 947-6040

See and Do

Abert Rim
One of the outstanding geological wonders of North America. This earth fault is over 2,000 feet high and more than 30 miles long.

Crack-in-the-Ground and Hole-in-the-Ground
In northern Lake County, these are two truly unique geologic formations. At Fort Rock, see the popped vol­canic bubble called "Hole-in-the-Ground." In nearby Christmas Valley, explore the 70 foot deep remnant of a long ago earthquake, "Crack-in-the-Ground."

Fort Rock
In northern Lake County. Site of ancient Native American ruins and scene of dramatic battles. Visit the Fort Rock Museum and unique, authentic Homestead Village.

Summer Lake
Located on an important Pacific flyway, Summer Lake hosts both migratory and indigenous birds of great variety. Blue herons, pelicans, eagles and even hummingbirds are all found here. Native Americans lived and hunted here while the Ice Age lakes were slowly drying up. Evidence of their reverence for the land abounds in the revealing and well-preserved petroglyphs.

Spend the Night

Frenchglen Hotel
This charming hotel, owned by Oregon State Parks, stands much as it did in the early days of the cattle empire in Harney County. Quiet, peaceful and reminiscent of days gone by, guests can savor delicious meals, country rooms, and genuine hospitality. Enjoy the wide open spaces of Frenchglen and the Steens Mountains from April through late Fall. (541) 493-2825

Willow Springs Guest Ranch
What's it like living on a working cattle ranch? Come to Willow Springs and find out. Ranch activities
and trail riding to keep the whole family happy and relaxed. Rustic cabins are duplex style; each unit with private bath, queen bed, pedestal fireplace, terrific views. Family style evening meals prepared and served around the campfire.

34064 Clover Flat Rd.
Lakeview OR 97630
(541) 947-5499