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Harney County encompasses much of the Southeast corner of Oregon. It is home to numerous small communities and the hamlets of Burns and Hines. It is the largest county in the state and holds an incredible natural beauty and an enormously diverse landscape. Featuring world-class art and artists, unmatched wildlife, and an outstanding agricultural industry as well as others Harney County is Oregon's Big Country.
Scenic vistas abound with wildflowers, mountain meadows, deer, elk, and over 300 species of birds migrating through each spring. The migration is welcomed each year with the John Scharff Migratory Bird Festival the first weekend in April celebrating the natural wonders of Harney County.
While the landscape of Harney County is vast and relatively uncharted, so are the night skies. They play host to millions of stars and celestial viewing opportunities. Harney County has the lowest ambient light in the nation affording exceptional star gazing.
Steens Mountain is a high elevation viewing platform with a low horizon line providing for the full expanse of the night sky. Aurora Borealis are commonly seen with their green and red hues highlighting the darkened skyline.
An Icon of the American West, the wild horse is still roaming free in Harney County. Managed by the Bureau of Land Management, horses can be seen on the range in many places on and around Steens Mountain, west of Burns across the high desert and towards Wagontire.