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SUMMER LAKE HOT SPRINGS One of the more unique, picturesque landscapes in the Pacific Northwest Lake County, Oregon, is among the truly unspoiled places on earth. Part of the Great Basin Region of the United States, Lake County is home to numerous, large alkali lakes. At the south end of these, Summer Lake lies some ancient artesian hot mineral springs. After a short, two hour drive from Bend Oregon, you arrive at this magical destination. You are invited to come discover the magic of Summer Lake Hot Springs, a truly sacred place for serenity, healing and renewal where stars dance across the sky, while eco-friendly geothermal cabins warm your soul. For reservations phone (541) 943-3931 or check their web site at summerhotsprings.com. This is truly a healing retreat in Oregon’s Outback Scenic Bypass Region.. Local massage therapists are available with reservations. This peaceful healing retreat with unique small cabins affords the perfect, quiet, relaxing getaway. BURNS HINES Burns, named after Scottish poet Robert Burns, was established in the 1880s and is the county seat of Harney County. As Oregon’s gateway to the scenic Steens Mountain, the city has plenty to offer the outdoor enthusiast. This friendly cowboy community is in proximity to endless breathtaking scenery, hiking, fishing, camping, boating and backpacking in backcountry areas. Spectacular fossils can be found in nearby Trout Creek. Hines, a community of about 1,500 people just south of Burns within Harney County, was named for Edward Hines, who bought the railroad and lumber company from the town’s original namesake, Fred Herrick, in 1928. The town features three parks and an 18-hole golf course and is less than a two-hour drive from Malheur National Forest. For more information, contact: Harney County Chamber of Commerce 484 North Broadway Burns, Oregon 97720 (541) 573-2636 www.harneycounty.com Lakeview, the “Tallest Town in Oregon,” is situated in the Goose Lake Valley at the foot of the Warner Mountains and at the edge of the southeastern Oregon high desert. Native American artifacts found in the region date back over 9,000 years. CHRISTMAS VALLEY This unincorporated hay farming community in Lake County was named for pioneer stockma n Peter Christman. “Christmas” was an early corruption of his name. In the 1960s, Penn Phillips developed an airport, water system, golf course, rodeo grounds, and artificial lake in effort to attract young, would-be farmers and retirees from California. Few moved there and the company faced many lawsuits over misrepresenting the property. Today, the area attracts all-terrain vehicle enthusiasts worldwide who ride the Christmas Valley Sand Dunes. For more information, contact: Christmas Valley Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 65 Christmas Valley, Oregon 97641 (541) 576-3838 www.christmasvalleychamber.org WWW.OREGONTRAVELCOUNCIL.COM LAKEVIEW REGION 7: CENTRAL SOUTHEAST Couples find time for one another while soaking in outdoor rock pools and families gather to create lifelong memories. Enjoy all linen and kitchen supplies in cabins and houses with full access to bath and outdoor rock tubs, recreation room, back deck and “Grotto” Plaza with private soaking pools. RV hook ups and your choice of comfortable, cozy cabins are available with queen bed, private bathroom, and green friendly cleaning products. Allow the quiet television free environment to enhance the peacefulness of your stay. For more information, contact: Lake County Chamber of Commerce 126 North E Street Lakeview, Oregon 97630 Phone: (541) 947-6040 www.lakecountychamber.org PAISLEY Located along Oregon Route 31, between Summer Lake and Lake Albert, this town of just under 300 is in proximity to limitless outdoor recreation including hunting, fishing, hiking ,hang gliding, rock hounding, and swimming in the local lakes and hot springs. Paisley is home to the annual Mosquito Festival which raises funds for vector control. The town also has a community theater, The Paisley Players Community Theater, a non-profit organization. 93