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Big Southern Butte

Big Southern Butte
Big Southern Butte

The view from the Big Southern Butte illustrates the scope and dimensions of Quaternary volcanism in the western United States. It is the largest area of volcanic rocks of young age in the United States.

Location: Butte County, ID

Year designated: 1976

Acres: 5,756

Ownership: Federal

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Last Updated: June 28, 2012