View of Fort Rock State Park in south Central Oregon's high desert. Fort Rock is a circular caldera that was formed by an ancient volcanic eruption in an area that once was an expansive inland freshwater sea. To put its size in perspective, you may be able to see a couple of white dots near the base of the right side of the caldera—one of those dots is the RV where the park host lives, the other is the restroom facility near the parking lot.
Fort Rock State Park can be explored on a short loop trail that is a little more than a mile long and goes throughout the entire caldera. This ultra high resolution multi-image panoramic merger shows slightly more than half of the inside of the northeast section of the park, with the park entrance on the right. There are towering rock walls, spectacular formations of magma, and possible petroglyphs to explore. Viewing opportunities include a variety of colorful desert wildflowers and wildlife from soaring prairie falcons to perching eagles.