Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge


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Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge

Address:PO Box 111
18 S G St
Lakeview, OR 97630

Phone:541-947-3315
Fax:541-947-4414
Web: www.fws.gov/sheldonhartmtn/Hart
Established: 1936.
Location:South-central Oregon, 68 miles northeast of Lakeview.
Facilities:Visitor contact station, viewing sites, hiking trails, auto tour route, primitive campsites, historical features.
Activities:Camping, bicycling, horseback riding, fishing, hiking, rockhounding, hunting.
Special Features:Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge is located on a massive fault block ridge that ascends abruptly nearly three-quarters of a mile above the Warner Valley floor in a series of rugged cliffs, steep slopes and knife-like ridges.
Habitats: 278,000 acres of high desert atop a ridge that rises an abrupt 3,000 feet on its west side and then slopes gently eastward. Terrain includes canyons, cliffs, steep slopes, and sharp crests, as well as low ridges, hills, and wide plains.
Access: Unlimited.
Wild life: Pronghorn antelope, California bighorn sheep, mule deer, sage grouse, rattlesnakes, and sagebrush lizard.

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Sitting in a camp chair in an ocean of sagebrush, the last of the ice melting into the whiskey, watching the evening sky on fire over Warner Peak in Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge," wrote Tim Baxter of Eugene.
The Oregon Hunters Association is providing a new outdoor education pavilion at Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge in southeastern Oregon.
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