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Jawbone Flats

From Portland Hikers Field Guide

Beautiful downtown Jawnone Flats (Jane Garbisch)
Welcome to Jawbone Flats (Matt Reeder)



Jawbone Flats was started some time around 1930 as a mining town. Mining continued in the area until 1992, when the Shiny Rock Mining company donated land in the area to the fledgling Friends of Opal Creek. In 1996, the area surrounding the town became part of the Opal Creek Wilderness.

Today the town is run by the same group, now renamed the Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center. The town is being restored as a historic center and cabins can be rented.

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