Burns, Oregon: Turtle Rock or Frog Rock

Far from the nearest human being sits a mystery of the badlands: a big rock named Frog Rock that's painted like a turtle.
Pine Creek Rd, Burns, OR
From Burns, drive east on Hwy 20 for about 27 miles. Turn left onto Pine Creek Rd (a gravel road). Drive three miles. You'll see the rock on the left.
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Turtle Rock. Turtle Rock (formerly Frog Rock?)

Located in rural Malheur County, between the towns of Burns (pop. 2,700) and Drewsey (pop. 1,000), you can visit this large rock painted to look like a turtle. The fact that this turtle is located in the sparsely populated badlands of Oregon is somewhat surprising. Most folks out this way are kept occupied with just surviving in this climate, but some enterprising soul took the time to paint this big turtle.

[Regina Taylor, 02/04/2013]

We're guessing that Frog Rock, painted like a turtle, used to be painted like a frog.

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