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is located in eastern Oregon and at 4,800 feet (1,463.65 meters), Lakeview is one of the highest altitude cities in Oregon. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.1 km˛ (1.6 mi˛). 4.0 km˛ (1.6 mi˛) of it is land and 0.64% is water. Location Cord: 42°11′20″N, 120°21′0″W (42.188904, -120.350121)GR1.
The "Tall Man" sign at the entrance of Lakeview symbolizes Lakeview's claim as the "Tallest Town in Oregon." Lakeview is the highest elevation, established town in Oregon at 4800 feet.
Lakeview has been named "The Hang Gilding Capital of the West." Hang Gliders and Para Gliders come from all over the world to ride the strong updrafts that can carry them on record breaking distance and altitude flights, over a spectacular view of the Warner Mountains. Up to 300 pilots have been airborne at once during the annual Fourth of July Festival.
Lakeview Senior High School, the only high school in the city, serves grades 9 through 12. The attendance of the school is approx. 350 students. Its mascot is the Honker (Canada Goose). Sports include Football, Volleyball, Cross-country, Boys and Girls Basketball, Wrestling, Ski team, Baseball, Softball, Track and Field, and Golf.
CensusGR2 as of 2000:

there were 2,474 people, 1,037 households, and 695 families residing in the city. The population density was 612.3/km˛ (1,582.7/mi˛). There were 1,220 housing units at an average density of 302.0/km˛ (780.5/mi˛).
In the city the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 24.1% from 25 to 44, 25.9% from 45 to 64, and 19.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 94.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.8 males.
There were 1,037 households out of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.9% were non-families. 30.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.85.
The median income for a household in the city was $30,960, and the median income for a family was $38,953. Males had a median income of $31,958 versus $22,198 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,649. About 14.3% of families and 15.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.1% of those under age 18 and 13.3% of those age 65 or over.
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Lakeview Recreation and Activities include:

Lake County Fair which is one of the oldest rodeo's in Oregon.
Summer Lake: One of the best duck hunting spots in all of Lake County, while Winter Rim, just above Summer Lake, is great for big game hunting.
Sunstone Area: In 1972, the Bureau of Land Management's Lakeview District established a free-use collecting area for the general public. Four square miles are now closed to mining claims to allow public access for hobby collecting. Locally known as the "Plush Diamond," the sunstone was designated in 1989 as the Oregon State Gemstone because of its uncommon clarity and color range.

"Old Perpetual" is the name to Lakeview's famous Geyser, located at Hunter's Resort just North of Lakeview. This Geyser was created by the accidental drilling of a water well. The drilling tapped into the geothermal hot water table below the surface, and ever sense a Geyser of boiling water explodes nearly every minute.
Directions: To get to the sun stone area go north from Lakeview on 395 to junction of 395 and 140. Drive about 13 miles on 140 to Plush cut-off (the paved road turns to the left and goes up the hill also has a green gate for snow closure in winter. Or stay on 140 until you get to Adel and turn left on Plush hwy. Follow road to Plush, go through Plush and stay on paved road, the road will turn to gravel after a few miles. When you get to the Hog Back road turn right and travel about a quarter of a mile turn left (look for sign saying sun stone area at turn off) go about eight miles turn left and about another three or four miles and you should be at the sun stone area. For better directions and some facts about the sun stone stop at the Plush store.

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