The site of Lakeview was donated by M.W. Bullard who settle in Goose Lake Valley in 1869.
The town was first known as Bullard’s Ranch or Bullard’s Creek. This name gave way to Lakeview because of the excellent view of Goose Lake that was seen from the town site at the time. Lakeview became the county seat of Lake County (which then also comprised the area of what is now Klamath County) at general election held in November 1876, winning over Linkville (later Klamath Falls) by a vote of 242 to 181.
After being established in 1876, Lakeview grew as a commercial center for area sheep and cattle ranches. Lakeview continues to be a business center for the region, with agriculture and lumber now serving as the main industries.
Lakeview has always been the center of a large trading area and is the natural location for a town, nestled as it is against the hills on the east and the great open valley on the west. Its elevation is 4798 feet making it the “Tallest Town in Oregon.”
525 North 1st Street
Lakeview, Oregon 97630
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Monday – Friday
Closed 12 noon – 1:00 pm
for Lunch Monday-Friday