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Lava River Cave

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Address: US 97, Newberry National Volcanic Monument, Bend, OR
Phone Number: 5413835700
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This is probably the one place you have to go. Very cool 42 degrees all year long. One mile long so plan on walking two miles. All kinds of young children having more fun than... read more

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

This is probably the one place you have to go. Very cool 42 degrees all year long. One mile long so plan on walking two miles. All kinds of young children having more fun than the adults. Go on the hottest day of the year. Also bring a really bright flashlight. Shut it off half way in to see true... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had such a fun time here. If prepared well (warm clothing, good flashlights, and some snacks) you will love this cave. Some pretty tight spots, but really cool rock formations and fun places to rest and snack. Not for kids under 6.

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Thank Joshua T
Bend, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If up you enjoy hiking and are keen to explore underground, the Newberry Lava Caves will fit the bill. Be prepared for a good two hours, bring a flashlight, sturdy shoes, and a jacket.

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Corvallis, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our group decided to explore this unique location. The cave depends rapidly into the dark. Part of our group decided to not try and reach the end (small children). However it is very interesting. We recommend renting the flashlights because it is very dark and the footing at the beginning is very bad. Traction soles wood be helpful. You will... More 

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had so much fun visiting the Lava River Cave! Let me start by saying "we" includes myself, hubby, 11 year old, 7 year old and a 4 year old. And WE all loved it! Sure, my youngest was scared at first and didn't want to let go of my hand, but then again, he is 4 and it was... More 

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Edmonds, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hubby wanted to do this walk through a lava tube. 2 miles roud trip, mostly level but watch your step. It is pitch black so you need to bring flashlights or rent them from the rangers. It is also very cold once you get down there so bring a sweater.

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Oviedo, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Ignore the folks going in in shirtsleeves and shorts, let alone flip flops. A jacket and long pants will make the trip more comfortable. Don't be fooled by the metal stairs and walks from the entrance. You will soon hit rocks that you have to climb over and you'll be glad you have on decent shoes. Lots of folks were... More 

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Santa Maria, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Kids & grandkids liked the cave & walked to the end to see how the sand built up. I stopped by a difficult step down for me and waited since the cave looked the same all the way. Not like Shasta Caverns or Carlsbad where you see all the different formations. Wore a heavy winter coat since all the reviews... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband went in and said it was worthwhile but he was tired when he got back. Wear sturdy shoes as it is wet inside.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just a tunnel, cold and boring. Bring a coat and a flashlight. I've been to many caves, this one would only be good to store beer.

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