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This historic observatory, built of lava rock, offers panoramic views of Cascade Mountain peaks. There are interpretive panels, a half-mile (0.8 km) paved trail through lava flows, and a wheelchair accessible trail up into the observatory.<\/p>","post_name":"dee-wright-observatory","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"44.2607","lng":"-121.798","distance":"0.1","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/geotourism-sustainable-travel\/dee-wright-observatory\/","terms":"a Sustainable Travel<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"7045","post_title":"Lava River National Recreation Trail","post_content":"Lava River National Recreational Trail #3540 is an easy 0.5 mile hike at an elevation of 5,300 feet. This short, paved interpretive trail offers remarkable views of lava that flowed from Yapoah Crater. Interpretive signs share geologic information of the lava formations along the trail.","post_name":"lava-river-national-recreation-trail","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"44.2598","lng":"-121.797","distance":"0.2","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/hiking\/lava-river-national-recreation-trail\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"7052","post_title":"Lava Camp Lake Campground","post_content":"Located west of Sisters near McKenzie Pass the Lava Camp Lake Campground offers ten campsites with vault toilets and trail access.","post_name":"lava-camp-lake-campground","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"44.2604","lng":"-121.784","distance":"1.2","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/camping-recreation\/hiking\/lava-camp-lake-campground\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"7655","post_title":"Black Crater Trail","post_content":"From the trailhead, located near Windy Point on McKenzie Highway 242, the trail begins by climbing steeply. The pitch moderates slightly as the trail continues through thick forest stands of mountain hemlock on the north side of the crater. The upper section of the trail gradually emerges onto open pumice slopes. The summit, 7251 feet, is a rocky outcrop which used to house a fire lookout and offers hikers outstanding views of the North Sister, Mount Washington, and the McKenzie Pass lava flows. The panorama extends west over Central Oregon to Prineville, and as far north as Mount Adams.

Black Crater is nearly in the center of the High Cascades volcanic chain, which extends from Lassen Peak on the south to Mt. Baker in the north. Volcanic activity in this chain started nearly 3 million years ago. Most of the highest peaks visible from Black Crater are less than 70,000 years old, but eruptions have continued into modern times: there have been at least 30 in the last 150 years.

The trail enters the Three Sisters Wilderness shortly after leaving the trailhead. Permits are required for both day-use and overnight travel in the Wilderness. Day-use permits are available at the trailhead, overnight permits must be obtained from a Forest Service office or commercial outlet. Bring plenty of liquids to drink because no water is available on the trail. Restrooms are available at the trailhead.","post_name":"black-crater-trail","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"44.2897","lng":"-121.761","distance":"3.6","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/hiking\/black-crater-trail\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"671870","post_title":"Scott Lake Campground","post_content":"Scott Lake Campground is located approximately 17 miles east of McKenzie Bridge at an elevation of 4,800 feet. This campground has 20 tent only sites with fire rings. Toilets are available but there is no potable water.

Access to Mt. Washington Wilderness is in close proximity. There is potential for heavy mosquitoes in July.","post_name":"scott-lake-campground","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"44.212","lng":"-121.889","distance":"7.6","permalink":"\/see-do\/recreation\/camping-recreation\/fishing\/hiking\/scott-lake-campground\/","terms":"a Hiking<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"}]},"success":true,"html":""}