Lake Abert and Abert Rim

Abert Rim
Phone:
Address:

Lakeview District Office 1301 South G Street Lakeview, OR 97630

Latitude/Longitude:
42.546859, -120.214547
Directions:
Lake Abert and Abert Rim are located northeast of Valley Falls in south central Oregon, about 25 miles north of Lakeview, Oregon on U.S. Route 395.
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Lake Abert and Abert Rim

Overview:

Lake Abert and Abert Rim offer a classic example of basin and range landscape. Abert Rim is the longest exposed fault scarp in North America, and one of the highest fault scarps in the United States. It towers 2,500’ over Lake Abert, Oregon's only saltwater lake. Its waters and shoreline attract a diverse population of migratory waterfowl. After basaltic flood lavas covered much of eastern Oregon about 5 to 23 million years ago, great blocks of the Earth’s crust subsequently tilted, resulting in the raised scarp and lakebed seen today.

Know Before You Go:

  • Open Season Lake Abert and Abert Rim are open YEAR ROUND.
  • Numerous Pullouts on U.S. Route 395 provide opportunities to view scenery and wildlife.
  • No Restrooms available.
  • No Drinking Water available.
  • No Food, Gas, or Lodging at Lake Abert or Abert Rim.
  • The Nearest Services are in Lakeview, Oregon.

Point of Interest:

A designated Watchable Wildlife Area and viewpoint about five miles north of Valley Falls on U.S. Route 395 provides seasonal public viewing of migratory birds on the lake.