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