Spectacular sand dunes, 18 miles northeast of Christmas Valley, testify to the power of wind, water and time. Miles away from any other forest, a unique and isolated tract of old-growth ponderosa pines, known as the Lost Forest flourishes next to these desert dunes.Fort Rock, a striking basalt formation, is the site of one of the key archaeological find in western America sagebrush sandals 9,000 years old.History buffs will want to visit the Fort Rock Homestead Village Museum, a showcase of what life in this area was like for early western settlers.
Today, some of the proud traditions of the Old West still carry on. Cattle drives complete with calves, cowdogs and buckaroos on horseback are a common sight in the Silver Lake Valley, home to many historic ranches.Those who come to enjoy the rugged beauty and wildness of the Oregon Outback can still end the day with the comforts of western hospitality. The area's restaurants, lodges, grocery stores and other facilities provide all the amenities needed to make a trek to the Outback and experience to treasure.
This friendly farming community has quite a few businesses within the city limits of Christmas Valley. There is also fishing, hunting and affordable skiing which isn't far away either with Warner Mountain close by. Some of the best alfalfa in the world is grown in the Lake County area and there are quite a few farms in the Christmas Valley area. Land is still at an affordable price here and many people come from all over the United States to visit Christmas Valley, Oregon each year. This is high desert country and with the calming breeze,quiet stillness and beautiful summer days, it is easy to see why this is North Lake County's fastest growing area. Enjoy!!