Macks Canyon Site

Description:

The Macks Canyon archaeological site is a large, prehistoric village locale overlooking the Deschutes River in north-central Oregon. The site is characterized by shallow, circular, semi-subterranean house depressions, surface artifacts, and riverine shell deposits. Limited excavations conducted in the late 1960's indicate that the site was the location of a winter village occupied by Sahaptin-speaking people of the Columbia Plateau. Although the main period of occupation appears to have occurred within the last 2,000 years, the site may have been occupied as early as 5,000 BC. A campground is situated at the end of the Access Road along the east bank of the Lower Deschutes River. The area is popular with boaters and fishermen. The route to Macks Canyon is also a National Back Country Byway.

Directions:

Prineville District Office P. O. Box 550 - 3050 NE Third Prineville, OR 97754

Phone:

541-416-6700

Email:

BLM_OR_PR_Mail@blm.gov

Address:

Prineville District Office 3050 NE 3rd Street Prineville, OR 97754

Activities:

Boating Historic & Cultural Site Fishing Hiking Wildlife Viewing

Organization:

BLM - Bureau of Land Management

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