Saddleback Butte State Park

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Saddleback Butte State Park
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One of the Saddleback buttes, the Piute Butte, with the Antelope Valley Indian Museum situated at center
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Location Hi Vista, California, USA
Nearest city Lake Los Angeles, California
Coordinates 34°40′N117°48′W / 34.667°N 117.800°W / 34.667; -117.800 Coordinates: 34°40′N117°48′W / 34.667°N 117.800°W / 34.667; -117.800
Area2,955 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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View of the San Gabriel Mountains from the saddle on Saddleback Butte Saddleback butte saddle.jpg
View of the San Gabriel Mountains from the saddle on Saddleback Butte

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