Saddleback Butte State Park

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Saddleback Butte State Park
Piute Butte.jpg
One of the Saddleback buttes, the Piute Butte, with the Antelope Valley Indian Museum situated at center
Map showing the location of Saddleback Butte State Park
Map showing the location of Saddleback Butte State Park
Location Palmdale, California, USA
Nearest city Lake Los Angeles, California
Coordinates 34°40′N 117°48′W / 34.667°N 117.800°W / 34.667; -117.800Coordinates: 34°40′N 117°48′W / 34.667°N 117.800°W / 34.667; -117.800
Area 2,955 acres (1,196 ha)
Established 1960
Governing body California Department of Parks and Recreation

Saddleback Butte State Park is a state park in the Antelope Valley of the western Mojave Desert, in Southern California. It is located east of Palmdale, near the community of Lake Los Angeles.

The prominent feature and namesake of the park is Saddleback Butte, a butte that is 3,651 feet (1,113 m) high.

Saddleback Butte State Park includes over 2,955 acres (4.617 sq mi) of land, and was created in 1960 to protect the area's Joshua Tree (Yucca brevifolia) desert habitat.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Dibblee, Jr., Thomas W. (1967). Geological Survey Professional Paper, Volume 522. U.S. Government Printing Office, 157 pages;. ; E'book

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