Andy Kerr

Conservationist, Writer, Analyst, Operative, Agitator, Strategist, Tactitian, Schmoozer, Raconteur

18. Fossil Lake

Suggested Citation: Kerr, Andy. 2000. Oregon Desert Guide: 70 Hikes. Seattle: The Mountaineers Books. p. 128.

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What to Expect: A paleontological mecca.

Distance: 1 mile round trip

Elevation Range: 4,292-4,302 feet

Drinking Water: No

Best Times: Winter

USGS 7.5' Map: Fossil Lake

Oregon Map Starting Point: Christmas Valley

Drive 2 miles due east and turn north on Lake County 5-14C and follow the signs to Lost Forest and/or Sand Dunes. In about 16 miles you'll be headed due east and cross under a high-tension powerline. East of the powerline 0.3 mile turn south on a dirt road. Go 1.5 miles and park at the fence and interpre- tive sign. Fossil Lake is a very flat 0.4 mile due southwest.

Return as you came.