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Newberry National Volcanic Monument

Address: 1645 Hwy. 20 E, Deschutes National Forest, Bend, OR 97701
Phone Number: 541-383-5300
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Ranked #2 of 68 things to do in Bend
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic formations, Monuments & statues, Visitor centers, Volcanos, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks, Traveler Resources
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: One of the nation's newest national monuments, this 55,500 acre area seeks to preserve unique...
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Type: Geologic formations, Monuments & statues, Visitor centers, Volcanos, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks, Traveler Resources
Activities: Hiking
Owner 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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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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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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Garden Grove, California, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

this was and interesting hike up the mountain of Lava rock . Really cool view looking down from the top and see how far it blew out.

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We came to hike up Paulina Peak after finding it highly recommended in the book "Bend Overall" by Scott Cook. He calls the view "The best in Oregon", a rather optimistic claim, but after the hike, we couldn't help but agree. We went back a month later with out-of-town guests, about the highest compliment we could pay to a destination... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

My wife and I planned on stopping here on our vacation but it was closed (all parking areas and visitor center) The website said the visitor center was open from 9 am to 5 pm we were there around 11 am

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Greenville, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We've traveled all over the world but the Obsidian Flow is one of the most unique landscapes we've seen. The park was closed for the season but the ranger suggested we visit the flow, Paulina Falls and the Peak. What an interesting place!

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