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New Pine Creek, Oregon
Unincorporated community & census-designated place (CDP)
New Pine Creek store
New Pine Creek store
Country United States
State Oregon
County Lake
Named for Pine Creek
Elevation 4,842 ft (1,476 m)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 97635
Area code(s) 541
Coordinates and elevation from United States Geological Survey

New Pine Creek is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Lake County, Oregon, United States. Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office with a ZIP code of 97635. New Pine Creek lies on U.S. Route 395 at the Oregon–California border, just north of New Pine Creek, California, and east of Goose Lake.

West of town is the Goose Lake State Recreation Area, along Stateline Road near the lake. The north–south running Lake County Railroad passes near the recreation area. East of town is the Fremont National Forest.

Thought to be Lake County's oldest settlement, New Pine Creek was originally to be named Pine Creek after a nearby stream. However, since another community was already using that name, postal authorities preferred an alternative. The New Pine Creek post office opened in 1876. S. A. Hamersley was the first postmaster.

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 65
1900 111 70.8%
1910 175 57.7%
1920 318 81.7%
1930 142 −55.3%
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New Pine Creek is the southernmost settlement in the state of Oregon.

Climate

This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F (22.0 °C). According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, New Pine Creek has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.

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