Alkali Lake is located in Lake County, Oregon, 345 km southeast
of Portland, Oregon, just west of US Hwy 395, and about 100
miles from California boarder. Most of it is dry, which this
stretch of US 395 crosses in almost a causeway-like fashion.
There is some small quantity of water remaining on the southwest
side, subject to rainfall, as there appears to be no feeder
source for the lake otherwise. This area includes: Alkali Lake
Dunes, Horror Spring & Hutton Spring.
Alkali Dunes are along Alkali Lake and Hutton Spring, on the northwest margin of Alkali Lake, is the sole habitat of the Hutton tui chub, classified as a threatened subspecies by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service.