AAA Editor Notes
Fort Rock State Natural Area is 1 mi. n. on Cabin Lake Rd., then .5 mi. w. on CR 511-A. The remains of an ancient volcano, Fort Rock is a nearly complete ring of jagged tuff jutting 325 feet above the Oregon high desert. It was once an island in a shallow sea that covered the area, and sandals found in a nearby cave have been dated to at least 9,000 years ago. Interpretive signs describe Fort Rock and its origins, and hiking trails lead to scenic viewpoints.
Recreational activities are permitted. Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 30 minutes minimum.