Lava Butte - Deschutes County, Oregon
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 43° 55.084 W 121° 21.403
10T E 631930 N 4864085
Lava Butte sign at summit of Lava Butte.
Waymark Code: WMH38
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 07/11/2006
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 36

Located at parking lot on summit of Lava Butte.

Marker Name: Lava Butte
Marker Text: Geologist say the volcanic activity of this area occurred less than 6000 yrs ago. Lava which exited from the south side of this butte flowed to the west and blocked the Deschutes River, deflecting it from its former channel. This formed the Benham, Dillon, and Lava Falls of the river.
This butte was first used as a Forest Service lookout station in 1928. You are invited to visit the Lava Butte viewpoint.

NOTE: Bettter dating has shown that the age of the butte and flow is 7000 years old.

Historic Topic: Geological

Group Responsible for placement: Forest Service

Marker Type: Roadside

Region: Central Oregon

County: Deschutes

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": Not listed

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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