Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint

Park History

The land was given to the state in 1927 in memory of Terrence Hardington Foley, by his Bend business associates. Additional tracts were purchased in 1941. A prominent topographic feature, Pilot Butte was a landmark that guided wagon train immigrants who sought a safe crossing of the Deschutes River .

Acreage: 114.22

Annual day-use attendance: 1,253,804


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