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Lava Butte cinder cone rises about 500 feet above its own rough sur...

2011 (approx.)

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About 7,000 years ago the lava flow extended west to the Deschutes River, temporarily blocking and permanently diverting the river. The top of Lava Butte is accessible by road during summer months. The Lava Lands Visitor Center of Newberry National Volcanic Monument is located at its base.


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