Rockhounding Site: Hampton Butte
Rock Type: petrified wood
Site Description: Hampton Butte is widely known for the unusual green petrified wood that can be found there. In addition, red, yellow, and other unusual colors can be found at this site. Very little material is left on the ground surface, but fine specimens are still available to rockhounds willing to dig.
Directions: Available on Central Oregon Rockhounding Map, Purchasing Info
Road Access: Maintained County Road
Site Information: Hike-in access off county road.
Agency: Bureau of Land Management
Rockhounds visiting the Hampton Butte Rockhounding site during the spring and summer months are likely to observe sagebrush lizards.
Green petrified wood from the Hampton Butte collection site. Some specimens exhibit a glossy desert varnish.