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Newberry National Volcanic Monument

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Address: 1645 Hwy. 20 E, Deschutes National Forest, Bend, OR 97701
Phone Number: 541-383-5300
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Activities: Hiking
Description: One of the nation's newest national monuments, this 55,500 acre area seeks...
One of the nation's newest national monuments, this 55,500 acre area seeks to preserve unique accessible volcanic features.
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Closed in the winter

When you call to see if the visitor center is open is says it is closed but is not clear what that means. The visitor center is closed as well as certain roads. This caused a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Beaverton
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Beaverton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

When you call to see if the visitor center is open is says it is closed but is not clear what that means. The visitor center is closed as well as certain roads. This caused a lot of confusion for us as a family. The lava caves are closed as well and it is noted near the cave that if... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

The visits we take there are always amazing and beautiful so many places to hike into the fishing the RV park is amazing and very clean the place is so fantastic

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Bend, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Beautiful area, great vistas, nice hiking or even driving area. What else can I say - Central Oregon in general is probably the best for hiking & outdoor activities. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

There are secret hot springs at the old campground on the north side of the lake. It's a great destination for an evening-hike if accessed from the west side, or even better, a great camp spot for a backpacking trip around the rim going counterclockwise.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We were able to walk the Lava Butte trail which has great interpretive signs and is pretty easy walking for kids 5+. Wouldn't recommend trying to carry a toddler up the trail. Signs are really informative and learned alot on this little walk. Because it was winter the lava caves and lava forest were closed.

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We spent a lovely day with friends at this must see High Desert Plateau last Spring. The paths are excellent and the ascent is gradual. Every different area is well documented. The only negative might be the heat in the middle of summer! Make it an early day!

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Bend
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is easily a whole day activity. You can drive or walk up to the 7,000 foot rim of whats left of the volcano, walk through the obsidian flow (only 1,300 years old), rent boats and play on the lake, hide through the woods, etc etc. A great day for outdoors enjoyments, lots of photo ops. Take food with you... More 

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washington state
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This is absolutely a must see for any visitor to the high desert plateau. Much of the topography reflected at the Monument is reflective of other areas of Central Oregon. The volcanic core of the state makes it second only to Hawaii in activity. Thank you, National Parks Service for your professionalism and attention to detail!

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Bend, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

One of our favorite places to take visitors. Really nice visiter center. The walk around the crater rim is very scenic and since they have replace some of the signs, informative.

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Sun Valley, ID
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We love Newberry! Waterfalls, hiking, lakes, boating, fishing, camping - lots to do! Paulina Falls are beautiful and very close to the road so easy to see even for the mobility challenged. Both Paulina and East Lake are nice for swimming, boating, fishing and beach-lounging. The Paulina Plunge hike is awesome if you can get there before the tour buses... More 

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