Lava Butte Interpretive Site

  

Lava Butte is a cinder cone rising 500 feet above Lava Lands Visitor Center.  A cinder covered trail encircles the rim of the cone with outstanding views.  The parking lot on top of Lava Butte is limited to 10 vehicles, so 30 minute time passes are issued at the Lava Lands Welcome Station on a first come, first served basis. There is a working Fire Lookout atop Lava Bute, but please don't disturb the staff in the Lookout. You may enter the room beneath the Lookout and view the panoramic photos that help identifiy the peaks in view. Vehicles greater than 22' long may not go up the Butte.

At a Glance

Fees $5/vehicle/day from May 1 through September 30
Open Season: May
Usage: Heavy
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Passes: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Lava Lands Visitor Center

General Information

Directions: From Bend, travel 11.2 miles south on Hwy 97.

Activities


Hiking

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Day Hiking

Access to the Lava Butte Trail is available from this site.


Nature Viewing

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Outdoor Learning

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