|Saddleback Butte State Park|
One of the Saddleback buttes, the Piute Butte, with the Antelope Valley Indian Museum situated at center
|Location||Hi Vista, California, USA|
|Nearest city||Lake Los Angeles, California|
|Area||2,955 acres (11.96 km2)|
|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 Lancaster, north of the community of Lake Los Angeles, and south of the city of Edwards in the unincorporated city of Hi Vista
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 acre s (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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California is a U.S. state on the western coast of North America. Covering an area of 163,696 sq mi (423,970 km2), California is geographically diverse. The Sierra Nevada, the fertile farmlands of the Central Valley, and the arid Mojave Desert of the south are some of the major geographic features of this U.S. state. It is home to some of the world's most exceptional trees: the tallest, most massive, and oldest. It is also home to both the highest and lowest points in the 48 contiguous states. The state is generally divided into Northern and Southern California, although the boundary between the two is not well defined. San Francisco is decidedly a Northern California city and Los Angeles likewise a Southern California one, but areas in between do not often share their confidence in geographic identity. The US Geological Survey defines the geographic center of the state at a point near North Fork, California.
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The Antelope Valley Indian Museum State Historic Park is a state historic park of California, USA, interpreting Native American cultures of the Great Basin and surrounding regions. The park and its grounds are situated on the Antelope Valley's rural east side in northern Los Angeles County, California.
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