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Newberry National Volcanic Monument

1645 Hwy. 20 E, Deschutes National Forest, Bend, OR 97701
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Ranked #4 of 27 attractions in Bend
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Monuments/ Statues, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Volcanos
Activities: Hiking
Description: One of the nation's newest national monuments, this 55,500 acre area seeks to preserve unique accessible volcanic features.
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Bend, Oregon
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65 reviews 65 reviews
22 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We hiked all the way around Paulina Lake. It was 7.14 miles per my handheld GPS, (the sign says 7.5 miles). It is mostly lake level with one steep uphill part around the north side of the lake, (depending on whether you are going clockwise or counterclockwise.....) There are some man made hot springs pools on the east end of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Oregon keeps this a secret & the Lack of signs or only local who even knows its there is testament to that. But do not miss at least the cinder field which I am sure lots of visitors see from the road & wonder what it is. The Obsidian fields (When you can find them!! No signs again!) are worth... More

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Skokie, Illinois
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The Newberry National Volcanic Monument has a broad exposure to all types of volcanic activity. The visitor's center has a good pictorial paper and diorama that shows all the features. Shield cones, cinder cones, volcanic tube (1 mile), obsidian cliffs, high elevation glacial lakes. The roads are great and you can get close to major sites without walking your b%#... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Amazing views up the hill. Need to get a pass w a time since they only let 10 cars in at a time. We'll worth a wait. Better to go early. Quarter mile around the rim w great views of snow capped mountains. The visitor center was small. Saw interesting birds in the back because they put out food and... More

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Virginia, USA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We toured the visitor information are which has lava fields and trails and thought it was amazing. We drove to the lakes and visited the obsidian flow which was great as well. It was too early in the season and the road up to Paulina peak was closed which was disappointing.

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34 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

After visiting Lava River Cave my wife and I drove the very short distance via Cottonwood Road back to the north to the entrance of Lava Lands Visitor Center (LLVC). LLVC is located on the west side of US highway 97 11.6 miles south of Bend, OR. LLVC is a national monument, completely within the boundaries of Deschutes National Forest,... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The road is two lane, but well maintained. Late in the season late June or July, there is also a dirt road up Paulina Peak, great views. Also don't miss the Obsidian Trail, even if you just go a short distance.

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Athens, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Oregon offers a fantastic spectrum of travel for those who enjoy our planet's great natural wonders. Without question, Crater Lake is one of the top five places in the lower 48 to visit for mind blowing vistas and natural beauty. But while you are visiting eastern Oregon, do not miss Newberry Volcano and Paulina Peak. A sparkling little gem just... More

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Clackamas, Oregon
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This is a must see for anyone visiting the Bend area. The trails are easy and the views amazing. Make sure to drive to the top of the caldron and the lookout as well. Passes are available when you enter the park and are given for specific times as the parking is limited to 10 cars.

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Loganville, Georgia
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22 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The National Monument is quite spread out. However, don't miss the hikes through lava flows, the obsidian flow and the caldera lakes.

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