At 4800 feet, Lakeview is one of the "tallest" towns in Oregon. The entire area is a paradise for birders and rock hounds, hikers and hunters, and anyone who enjoys natural hot springs. Views of the rugged countryside may include glimpses of wild horses, bighorn sheep, elk, mule deer and more.
Abert Rim is 15 miles north of Lakeview on Hwy 395. It takes a rough drive and a hike to reach the rim, but the geological wonder is a great spot for bird watching, especially in the fall. Petroglyphys decorate the rocks along the east shore of the lake; hang gliders prefer the south end.
Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge encompasses 270,000 acres of high plateau sanctuary and includes primitive campgrounds and hot springs. The refuge is home to pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep, mule deer, and hundreds of species of birds. The best time to visit is in the spring.
Warner Canyon Ski Area offers runs for skiers and snowboarders, as well as Nordic trails. Regulars appreciate the family atmosphere, no lift lines, and great skiing at moderate prices.--Oregon Annual Vacation Guide 2007/2008