Four Craters Lava Bed

Wilderness Study Area - Oregon

The Four Craters Lava Bed Wilderness Study Area (WSA) is located in Lake County, Oregon, approximately 60 miles southeast of Bend, Oregon and 8 miles north of the small town of Christmas Valley. The WSA is divided into two distinctive types of land areas. The first type is the rugged lava flows and cinder cones. The second type is sagebrush/grassland flats. The WSA contains the "Crack in the Ground," a large tension fracture in the basalt approximately 2 miles long and from 10 to 30 feet in depth. This crack reaches a maximum width of about 20 feet. Another tension fracture, volcanic spires and pressure ridges also occur in the lava flow.

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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).

Map of Silver Lake in the Klamath-Lake Protection District in Oregon. Published by the Oregon Department of Forestry.Klamath-Lake - Silver Lake 2014

Map of Silver Lake in the Klamath-Lake Protection District in Oregon. Published by the Oregon Department of Forestry.

Four Craters Lava Bed WSA https://www.blm.gov/programs/national-conservation-lands/oregon-washington/four-craters-lava-bed-wsa https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Craters_Lava_Field The Four Craters Lava Bed Wilderness Study Area (WSA) is located in Lake County, Oregon, approximately 60 miles southeast of Bend, Oregon and 8 miles north of the small town of Christmas Valley. The WSA is divided into two distinctive types of land areas. The first type is the rugged lava flows and cinder cones. The second type is sagebrush/grassland flats. The WSA contains the "Crack in the Ground," a large tension fracture in the basalt approximately 2 miles long and from 10 to 30 feet in depth. This crack reaches a maximum width of about 20 feet. Another tension fracture, volcanic spires and pressure ridges also occur in the lava flow.

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