Round Butte Overlook Park

Round Butte Overlook Park, Madras: Address, Round Butte Overlook Park Reviews: 5/5

Round Butte Overlook Park
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL13,763 contributions
Best View of the Cascades, but visit the Butte
May 2017 • Solo
The other reviews have only focused on the canyon/dam overlook. While great, go to the butte itself, for me the best view in Eastern Oregon of the entire Cascade area from Bachelor to Hood.

It is a little difficult as really can only be approached from the south, access from north is a gravel road. Still the park at the top looked like it was hardly visited, but it offers amazing 360 degree views of the entire area. The most amazing are the great views of all the snow-capped mountains.

It addition, the plants were in full bloom and simply added to the amazing visit. This was one of my favorite places in Central Oregon and I highly encourage you to make the visit. You will be impressed, but go to the actual butte.
Written 27 May 2017
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Sue W
Madras, OR20 contributions
Beautiful Overlook
Mar 2016 • Family
Lovely site to view one of the dams that creates Lake Billy Chinook. Impressive cliffs that are home to several eagle families in the spring. Informative center on site gives history of dam and area.
Written 25 April 2016
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Don H
Bend, OR634 contributions
No street address - Eagle View point - Beautiful spot - Signs from Madras or Culver
Jul 2015 • Couples
This is a park/overlook high above Round Butte Dam & Lake Billy Chinook. Maintained by Portland General Electric Co., with a very friendly knowledgeable host living at the center. It's fairly small, but the views are huge. Bald Eagles are mostly present in the winter and early spring, but there is abundant wildlife year round.

An enclosed visitor center allows viewing of the dam and lake, with flush bathrooms provided. I'm not sure if the host is present all year. There is a pretty big Eagle watching weekend in February, with lots of activities.

Not a really well known spot and it's usually quiet.
Written 24 March 2016
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