Fort Rock, Oregon: Fort Rock
Volcanic "tuff ring," about 200 ft. tall on a dry lake bed, got its name from its resemblance to a walled fortification. horizon. Nice walking trail that walks through and around the crater. Next to Hole In The Ground, a similar formation.
Fort Rock State Natural Area
- Fort Rock Road, Fort Rock, OR
- 70 mi. south of Bend via US Hwy 97 then west on Hwy 31, turn left/north at Fort Rock on Cabin Lake Rd, then left on CR-5-11A to Fort Rock State Natural Area.
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To the west of Fort Rock is Cow Cave, the site of the famous dig showing Oregon's original inhabitants 13,000 years ago. Also visit the recreated old town site. [Les Tibbetts, 07/09/2014]
Unique geological formation caused by volcanic eruption and the water it hit when the lava reaches the surface. Super cool sight to see, surrounded by flat lake bed so it sort of pops up on the horizon. Nice walking trail that walks through and around the crater. Next to Hole In The Ground, a similar formation. [Christina Rensch, 06/06/2014]
March 23, 2017
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