Fort Rock State
desert mirage, this monolith rises huge out of the barren,
immense flatness of Oregonís high desert. An enormous
near-circle of towering jagged rock walls make it seem like a
fort. Hike around and you'll soon realize it's even bigger
than it looks! It's an old shield volcano set in what was a
shallow sea in prehistoric times. As you walk around inside,
imagine the early American Indians who canoed to and from what
was then an island. Sandals found in a nearby cave are the
oldest ever discovered in Oregon, dating back around 9,000
Services and Things to Do
- Wildlife watching
- Hiking trail
- Rock formations
Get driving directions to this park
There is no fee to use this park.
For information, call 1-800-551-6949.
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