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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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Can see forever on a clear day

A great place to see Central Oregon. Two lakes for fishing with campgrounds at each. Lava Flow area is very interesting. The lakes are beautiful. Cabins are available. Lots of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Bend, Oregon
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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

A great place to see Central Oregon. Two lakes for fishing with campgrounds at each. Lava Flow area is very interesting. The lakes are beautiful. Cabins are available. Lots of large birds. Some bears. My favorite place to camp!!!

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Landenberg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

We were on our way to Crater Lake and stopped in spontaneously. Really glad we did. We drove up to the top of the cone and did the short rim walk, it is stable enough that my 84 year old mom could do it and enjoyed it. Views were amazing, lava flows spectacular. Did not have time for any of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

would have been nice to know that this park is 'closed for the season' when we tried to visit in April. Yes, you can still hike in from the gates, but it is a good ten miles each way to get in the park. We were really sad about this, having come several hundred miles to show the wonders of... More 

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La Center, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Even though the visitors center was closed the trail around the lava fields is open. Amazing landscape and views. Highly recommended.

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aegais
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Two main parts of this is closed until May 1st. We did go hike through the volcanic forest though and it was peaceful and beautiful. To get to it though you have to drive 9 miles up a dirt road that was pretty washboard when we hit it. I drive a Jeep so no worries but the Jaguar that was... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We drove up toward Paulina Lake on Paulina-East Lake Rd and kept driving despite seeing signs that the road ahead was closed for the season. We ended up parking at 10-mile Sno-Park which is where the road closure gate was. From there we followed signs to Paulina Resort which was 2.5 miles mostly sloped uphill. We first came to the... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I didn't even know what obsidian was before I visited here for the first time. I love rocks and rock formations, and this is so different from other scenes that I imagined and have seen in a volcanic site. Always a learning experience here in Central Oregon! Some hiking areas could be difficult for some, especially when ther is snow... More 

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Beaverton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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

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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