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Chemult is situated south of Bend, between Crescent and Beaver Marsh along Highway 97 in northern Klamath County, northeast of Crater Lake National Park. The town's importance is due to the nearby connection of the Burlington Northern and Southern Pacific railway lines.

The Dawson House Lodge is a popular historic attraction for the area. It was built in 1929 to serve the new Highway 97 travelers and serve as a boarding house for railroad and highway workers. The hotel had twelve rooms and two bathrooms upstairs. It was called the Hotel Chemult, in those days, and was built by Mr. Dick Dawson. The town of Chemult was named for a local Klamath Indian Chief.

Hiking, mountain biking, boating, birdwatching, and high mountain lakes fishing are all highly profiled in this area.

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