Explore one of Oregon’s best-kept secrets when you soar to a jet charter airport in Alkali Lake, Oregon. Located in the Oregon Outback, you’ll start your expedition through Oregon’s Lake County at the Alkali Lake State Airport.
The airport is named for Alkali Lake—the geographic sink, or drainage basin without any outflow to other bodies of water. Now mostly dry, the southern rim of Alkali Lake has small pools of water, though its depth varies depending on the level of rainfall in this arid desert region of the state. For safety reasons, this chemical waste dump is not open to visitors and only welcomes those on official business.
In spite of this, Oregon’s Lake County is a stunning and often unexplored corner of the state. Locals and cyclists from Portland love the region for its breathtaking views, and nowhere is better situated to experience the Oregon outback than the county seat of Lakeview.
When you arrive at Alkali Lake, head south to Lakeview and let our Trip Support team assist you in finding a comfortable place to stay overnight. In the morning, head into town to rent a bicycle. The Oregon Outback is favored by cyclists for its 90 mile scenic bikeway. Starting in Lakeview, you’ll pedal along the eastern edge of the Fish Creek Rim Wilderness Study Area Crump and Hart Lake.
Overnight in a cabin to recharge before getting back on the bike in the morning for an enjoyable cycle underneath Drake Peak as you wind your way back to Lakeview, Oregon.