The Town of Lakeview, established in 1876, is the county seat of Lake County Oregon. With an elevation of 4798 feet, Lakeview is often referred to as the "Tallest Town in Oregon". Lakeview is situated at the foot of the Warner Mountains and at the edge of the southeast Oregon High Desert. Lakeview was named for the excellent view of Goose Lake that was seen from the town site at the time. Lakeview has always been the center of a large trading area and is the natural location for a town, nestled as it is against the hills on the east and the great open valley on the west. Lakeview is on the border of the last frontier and referred to as Oregon's Outback, and makes a perfect base for exploring the Southern Oregon Outback.