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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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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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Must go - before Crater Lake!

This was extremely fun, educational, and bigger than we expected! We came from Crater Lake and learned so much about the geography of the area, but the visitor center here at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was extremely fun, educational, and bigger than we expected! We came from Crater Lake and learned so much about the geography of the area, but the visitor center here at Newberry was awesome and offered much greater detail and information. I can't believe this place doesn't get more activity. We took part in a short program, the kids earned... More 

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Sunriver, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like most people, I used to drive to Paulina and East lakes, put a raft in the water and do a little fishing, have lunch at one of the lodges, and drive to the summit of Paulina Peak for a great view. More recently, I discovered the Monument also offers incredible opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, and serious back country... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice views, great hiking trails, informative info stations. Great camping just at the base right by the lake. Bring good shoes!

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Place is very near to Bend OR and is a must visit. There are volcanos, lava tubes, lakes, forests you can go into. The obsidian flow is a a unique thing. Mountain of natural glass. Must see.

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Puyallup
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Travel south from Bend to La Pine, then turn east via paved highway to Paulina Peak. The road to the top of Paulina Peak is rough dirt road to be traveled at VERY slow speed...but it's readily traveled by automobiles. The views from the top are stunning...and, after descending, it's well worth the time to visit the Obsidian Flow. The... More 

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Bend, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

There is so much to do in this area! You can go hiking, exploring, fishing, and driving! You can camp at numerous camp spots, hike to hotsprings, or enjoy a cold beverage at one of the lodges!

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Lebanon, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Newberry crater is home to two of Oregons most beautiful lakes. Paulina Lake and East Lake, both are known trophy fisheries for both Kokanee and Brown Trout. Both lakes feature lodges with cabins and these high lakes feature clear cold water. Paulina Lake is more protected from winds while the east shore of East Lake can be pretty windy. Great... More 

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Hillsboro, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We have only been up to "Paulina" in the winter. Our most recent trip was this weekend Nov 28-29. It is a great hike to the lake from the 10 Mile snowpark. Great for family and dogs, almost a 7 mile roundtrip. It's all downhill on the way back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Things shut down for most of the fall and winter. The parking lot is still accessible with portapottie open, but the visitor center is closed. You can't drive up Lava Butte. You can't go in the Lava River Cave (lava tube) because the bats are hibernating. However, you can still access some of the trails and see volcanic history. It's... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Visitor center not open in the winter! But we drove into the parking area and walked around and it was well worth it. The entire landscape is lava; great trails throughout the area.

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