Saddleback Butte State Park
Piute Butte.jpg
One of the Saddleback buttes, the Piute Butte, with the Antelope Valley Indian Museum situated at center
Map showing the location of Saddleback Butte State Park
Map showing the location of Saddleback Butte State Park
Map showing the location of Saddleback Butte State Park
Map showing the location of Saddleback Butte State Park
LocationHi Vista, California, United States
Nearest cityLake Los Angeles, California
Coordinates34°40′N 117°48′W / 34.667°N 117.800°W / 34.667; -117.800Coordinates: 34°40′N 117°48′W / 34.667°N 117.800°W / 34.667; -117.800
Area2,955 acres (11.96 km2)
Established1960
Governing bodyCalifornia Department of Parks and Recreation

Saddleback Butte State Park is a state park in the Antelope Valley of the western Mojave Desert, in Southern California. It is located east of Lancaster, north of the community of Lake Los Angeles, and south of Edwards in the unincorporated community of Hi Vista.

The prominent feature and namesake of the park is Saddleback Butte, a butte that is 3,651 feet (1,113 m) high.

Saddleback Butte State Park includes over 2,955 acres (4.617 sq mi) of land, and was created in 1960 to protect the area's Joshua Tree (Yucca brevifolia) desert habitat.

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View of the San Gabriel Mountains from the saddle on Saddleback Butte
View of the San Gabriel Mountains from the saddle on Saddleback Butte