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Big Hole
East rim of Big Hole, Oregon.jpg
East rim of Big Hole, Oregon.
Location Lake County, Oregon, U.S.
Coordinates 43°25′30″N 121°18′48″W / 43.4251292°N 121.3133502°W / 43.4251292; -121.3133502
Range Cascade Range
Elevation 4,613 feet (1,406 m) at the bottom
Geology Maar
Age Possibly 20,000 years
Topo map USGS Big Hole

Big Hole is a large maar (explosion crater) in the Fort Rock Basin of Lake County, central Oregon, northeast of Crater Lake, near Oregon Route 31. It is approximately 6000 ft (1820 m) across and 300 feet (91 m) deep.

It is close to another smaller, but less-eroded maar crater, Hole-in-the-Ground.

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