Christmas Valley Sand Dunes

Area of Critical Environmental Concern - Oregon

The Christmas Valley Sand Dunes are a natural sand dune complex of public lands east of Christmas Valley in Lake County, Oregon, United States, about 100 miles (160 km) southeast of Bend. The area is accessible via the Christmas Valley National Back Country Byway. The dunes are up to 60 feet (18 m) high. It is the largest inland shifting sand dune system in the Pacific Northwest. The dunes are composed mostly of ash and pumice from the eruption of Mount Mazama that formed Crater Lake 7,000 years ago. Approximately 8,900 acres (36 km2) of dunes are open to vehicles.

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Map of Christmas Valley Back Country Byway (BCB) in Oregon. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).Christmas Valley - Back Country Byway Map

Map of Christmas Valley Back Country Byway (BCB) in Oregon. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

brochures

Brochure and Map of Christmas Valley Sand Dunes Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) in Oregon. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).Christmas Valley Sand Dunes - Brochure and Map

Brochure and Map of Christmas Valley Sand Dunes Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) in Oregon. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Brochure about the BLM Back Country Byway System. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).BLM Back Country Byways - Brochure

Brochure about the BLM Back Country Byway System. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Christmas Valley Sand Dunes ACEC https://www.blm.gov/visit/lost-forestdunesfossil-acec https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_Valley_Sand_Dunes The Christmas Valley Sand Dunes are a natural sand dune complex of public lands east of Christmas Valley in Lake County, Oregon, United States, about 100 miles (160 km) southeast of Bend. The area is accessible via the Christmas Valley National Back Country Byway. The dunes are up to 60 feet (18 m) high. It is the largest inland shifting sand dune system in the Pacific Northwest. The dunes are composed mostly of ash and pumice from the eruption of Mount Mazama that formed Crater Lake 7,000 years ago. Approximately 8,900 acres (36 km2) of dunes are open to vehicles.

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