Saddleback Butte State Park


Saddleback Butte State Park
East Avenue J and 170th St. East
Lancaster, CA 93535
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Saddleback Butte, elevation 3,651 feet, is a granite mountain top that stands some thousand feet above the broad alluvial bottom land of the Antelope Valley about twenty miles east of Lancaster, on the western edge of the Mojave Desert. The 2,955 acre state park surrounding Saddleback Butte was created in 1960 to protect the butte (one of many similar land features in the Antelope Valley). This park also preserves examples of native Joshua Tree woodlands and other plants and animals that were once common throughout this high desert area.