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Southern Oregon Outback

Discover the Southern Oregon Outback

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. Come and discover the excitement where the old west meets the very best.

Southern Oregon Outback Cities


Sheep and cattle ranchers first settled the town of Lakeview in the 1870s. Views of high-desert lakes and the Warner Mountains bring many travelers to the Oregon Outback Scenic Byway. Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge has pronghorn, sage grouse and bighorn sheep, or hike through the shifting sand dunes in Christmas Valley.

Christmas Valley

A quaint community located in Lake County. Christmas Valley is named after nearby, dry, Christmas Lake. Explore the nearby scenic wonders of Fort Rock, Derrick Cave and all 11,000 acres of Christmas Valley Sand Dunes.

Fort Rock

Summer Lake

Getting There

North - South

Located near the California – Oregon – Nevada border, Lakeview County is situated along Highway 395.

East - West

Laying 2-hours East of Klamath Falls, the town of Lakeview is connected via Highway 140.