This community is located east of Klamath Falls, between Bly and Adel along Hwy 140, within the Fremont National Forest.
One of the tallest towns in Oregon at 4,800 feet and the county seat of Lake County, Lakeview is at the foot of the Warner mountains and at the edge of the southeast Oregon High Desert.
Lakeview was established in 1876 and grew as a commercial center for area sheep and cattle ranches, and continues to be a business center for the region, with agriculture and lumber now serving as the main industries.
At the time that Lakeview was named in 1876, Goose Lake was larger and its waters came closer to town.
There is also a Lakeview, Arkansas.
Popular attractions within the Lakeview area include: Lakeridge Golf and Country Club, Lake County Museum and the Schminck Memorial Museum.