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Round Butte Overlook is a scenic area near Madras above Lake Billy Chinook with Interpretive Center. From the park, located on the rim of the canyon, you can see Round Butte Dam, Lake Billy Chinook and Lake Simtustus (about 400 feet below you).
In and around the observation building, you’ll find interpretive displays on the Round Butte Hydroelectric Project and Deschutes River fish and wildlife.