The Fields School
established about 1900. It began with one room
and one teacher. In later years a new wing was
added to the school; now there are two rooms,
and two teachers for the kindergarten through
eighth grade students. Natural
the Fields area: Alvord Desert (picturedt).
Various hot springs spread throughout the area.
The mountains of the Fields region are the
Pueblo, Steens, and the Trout Creek Mountain
ranges. There are various kinds of wild life
such as elk, Mule Deer, Prong Horn, Big Horn
Sheep, pheasant, doves, geese, and ducks.
Rainbow Trout may be found in the many lakes and
streams. For hunting, fishing and site seeing,
Fields is one of the best. As you explore our
region please leave the gates as you found them.
Remember some land is privately owned, so check
first.Points of interest:
Bog Hot Springs, White Horse
Hot Springs, Alvord Hot Springs, all of these
hot springs are open to the public. You can also
view the East Rim of the Steens Mountain. The
Fields Cafe is also another main attraction,
known far and wide for their famous hamburgers
and milkshakes. The fishing, hunting, the Fields
Rodeo (pictured) and site seeing is
larger-than-life in Fields, and the community
invites you to come and see for yourself.
in the winter
is mild, seldom below zero degree temperatures.
The summer is nice and not overbearingly hot.
The temperatures range between the high 70's and
80's. In late August there may be a day or two
that the temperature reaches the 90's.
in the Fields area
consist of meadow hay and alfalfa. The ground is
sufficient for some vegetable and flower
gardening. The growing season is from mid May to
mid September. The soil in Fields varies. In the
highest parts you will find the soil has little
or no alkali present. Down on the flats the soil
has an extremely large amount of alkali present
that leaves a thick layer of borax on the
surface. Harney County
is an area of over 10,000 square
miles. It is the largest county in Oregon and
the ninth largest in the US.
Nearby, the Malheur Wildlife Refuge
an internationally famous bird watching
destination and Malheur Lake forms one of the
largest freshwater marshes in the country. Over
50,000 birders, from all over the world visit
each year.Mileage from Burns
total highway miles from Burns to Fields is 115
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