Lava Butte (north)

Lava Butte facing North. May 26, 2017 approx. 2.30pm

Elevation: 5,023′
Prominence: 509′
Last eruption: About 7,000 years ago
Topo map: USGS Lava Butte
Age of rock: About 7,000 years
Parking on site.
Public restrooms on site.
Water available.

Lava Butte is a cinder cone in central Oregon, United States, just west of US Highway 97 between the towns of Bend, Oregon, and Sunriver, Oregon. It is part of a system of small cinder cones on the northwest flank of Newberry Volcano, a massive shield volcano which rises to the southeast. The cinder cone is capped by a crater which extends about 60 feet (20 m) deep beneath its south rim, and 160 feet (50 m) deep from the 5,020-foot (1,530 m) summit on its north side. Lava Butte is part of the Newberry National Volcanic Monument.

Permit required from the Deschutes National Forest. Minimum 20 day notice please.

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Smith Rock

Smith Rock State Park is  located in central Oregon’s High Desert near the communities of Redmond and Terrebonne. Its sheer cliffs of tuff and basalt are ideal for rock climbing of all difficulty levels. 
Smith Rock is a popular tourist attraction, and therefore film production can be challenging. Please contact the Central Oregon Film Office for additional information (310) 848 3967 or the Smith Rock park manager at 541-548-7501.
Permits are required for commercial filming and photography. 
Parking permit required for each vehicle.

Currently (June 2023), certain areas are closed to the public due to nesting raptors.  Canyon Trail and First Kiss Avenue (North of Monkey Face) are both closed.

: 9241 NE Crooked River Drive, 
Terrebonne, OR 97760
Area: 1.002 mi²
HoursMonday – Sunday  Open 24 hours 
Phone: (800) 551-6949

Located 29 miles from Bend (approximately 40 minutes)
Considerable parking on site
Outdoor auditorium on site
Public restrooms/portapotties on site

Thanks to Location Scout, Scott Trimble for some of these images!

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