Property ID #A12-187
Stunning 5 acres lot in Lake County OR. Place is quiet and peaceful with beautiful night skies, just 15 miles North East of Christmas Valley, OR. There is road access in North of the property. This is perfect to build your second home or enjoy small farming with all it’s amenities from running into town for a bite to eat, round of golf or a picnic by the lake. Enjoy touring the geographic sites or spend the day on the famous sand dunes with the ATV’s. In the evening enjoy the beautiful desert sunsets.
An imposing rock formation and Oregon state park site, Fort Rock is found on the western side of Christmas Valley, easily visible from the road. The rock is a naturally occurring tuff ring, a kind of volcanic crater that forms when hot magma meets cold groundwater.
An ancient volcanic fissure, Crack-in-the-Ground offers one of the most fascinating hikes in central Oregon. A dirt trail leaves the sagebrush behind and descends into the fissure, which measures two miles long, 15 feet wide and up to 70 feet deep. With colder air temperatures and a damp environment, walking through Crack-in-the-Ground is like exploring an open-air cave.
Another volcanic landmark with a literal name, Hole-in-the-Ground is a big explosion crater (known as a maar) in the middle of nowhere, measuring nearly a mile across. It’s fascinating, though admittedly one of the least exciting stops in the area. If you like, you can also check out the neighboring Big Hole.
When Oregonians think of sand dunes we tend to think of the Oregon coast. But way out in the desert of central Oregon is another set of dunes, covering 11,000 acres of land and reaching up to 60 feet high. It’s a stunning scene, and an odd sight to find in central Oregon. The Christmas Valley Dunes are managed by the Bureau of Land Management and open primarily for off-highway vehicles like ATVs and dirt bikes. Hikers can explore the dunes as well – with an eye out for any vehicles careening down the sand.
Fossil Lake is a dry lakebed on the southeast side of the Christmas Valley Sand Dunes, well known among paleontologists as a site for fossils. The ancient lake that once filled the area is thought to have been 200 feet deep, but over time it slowly dried up, leaving behind the remains of many prehistoric animals that visited its shores.
Located on the northeast side of the Christmas Valley Sand Dunes, the Lost Forest is what remains of an ancient forest of ponderosa pines, which once covered much of the region. The sparse stand of trees is all by itself in the sagebrush prairie, and is another strange sight that seems to echo from another time.
Rock hounds rejoice! Glass Buttes is one of Oregon’s best places to find and (legally) gather shards of obsidian, a naturally occurring volcanic glass. Obsidian is formed when lava cools without crystallizing, and it’s been used by humans for thousands of years in pottery, arrowheads and even surgical scalpels. (You see the volcanic rock up close at the Big Obsidian Flow at nearby Newberry Volcano.)
Local City Center:
At first glance, Christmas Valley looks barren.
From lonely county roads that lead through the dusty sagebrush prairie, this slice of central Oregon seems positively empty. The town of Christmas Valley (population 1,313) is little more than a few small restaurants, a pair of motels and a gas station. You’ll find a pocket of fascinating natural attractions: cracks, craters, sand dunes and volcanic glass.
Some are well-established recreation sites with amenities nearby, but most remain relatively obscure. These are not places you stumble upon, but places you actively seek out. It takes real initiative to discover Christmas Valley.
There is one gas station, 2 local grocery stores, A Dollar General opening soon! And many great local restaurants! Plus, 2 bars (one opening soon!) and many cute boutique shops. There is also a feed store, parts store and many other little local shops!
Mobile Homes: Mobile homes allowed.
RV: Camping and RV’s are allowed for short periods of time.
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