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Newberry National Volcanic Monument

1645 Hwy. 20 E, Deschutes National Forest, Bend, OR 97701
541-383-5300
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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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Stockton, Missouri
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

A great natural resource in Oregon. We visited Lava Lands and traveled up to the top of the butte, which was spectacular. We also went to Paulina Peak. a really scary drive to the top. The road is one lane, gravel and is a long way UP. The view was amazing - you can see both Paulina and East Lakes.... More

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

we only did two items while we were there, the Lava Butte and the Lava River Cave because the children were hungry otherwise we would have done more on the way back from Crater Lake

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Hudson
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Probably the most diverse volcanic area we have visited. A great cave, a unique cast lava forest and an opportunity to drive to a 7900' overview (Mount Paulina). There is also a wonderful Visitor Center. All just a short drive from Bend.

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Bend
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We stayed at East Lake camping this past weekend. The entire area is really nice with great lakes (Paulina and East Lakes) and good campgrounds on the water. We toured the entire area including the obsidian flow, both lakes, the Paulina Falls, and the National Monument visitor center. I recommend this for kids. Beyond all the cool camping, lakes and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

What an amazing stop. We happened upon the visitor center just before closing and met George and his wife, who serve as volunteers at the park. Such engaging and interesting people. Anyway, they recommended taking the hike to through the lava field all the way to the overview at the very top, an extra 350 yards. Well worth the huffing... More

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Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Spent two nights camping in the Cinder Hills Campground with hubby (65), myself (60) and our tent. + Learned from our "neighbors" who were from Bend that Cinder Hill CG is the quiet one; families with kids stay at other CGs within the monument for better beach access. Love kids, but the quiet of the "oldies" CG was nice. Apparently,... More

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Oakdale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

There's a lot to see and do at Newberry. The two lakes are quite different...one has wetlands, the other is deeper and good for kayaking or canoeing. A great hike is over the huge obsidian flow.

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Austin, TX
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I was not very impressed with the visitor's center. I felt there was information lacking (like captions for the volcano video and dates of the last local eruptions). To drive to the top near the ranger's lookout, a times entry pass must be secured when you arrive due to limited parking at the top. The view from up there was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Had a lovely visit on our way to the national Model-A convention in Washington:) Great stop and rest and views:)

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We went to two parts of the monument - the lave cone, which you can drive up to. The view of the area was spectacular, and the ranger was very knowledgeable of the area. The other was the one-mile long lave tube (cave), which was excellent.It was nice and cool on a 95 degree plus day, and a good simple... More

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