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Newberry National Volcanic Monument

1645 Hwy. 20 E, Deschutes National Forest, Bend, OR 97701
+1 541-383-5300
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Its really one of the most beautiful places in Oregon. You have to see it to really... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Greg M
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Don't miss the Ranger Talk!

An interesting find. The best part was the ranger talk, which explained a lot about the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shelley K
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One of the nation's newest national monuments, this 55,500 acre area seeks to preserve unique accessible volcanic features.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“paulina falls” (68 reviews)
“obsidian flow” (167 reviews)
“paulina peak” (108 reviews)
LOCATION
1645 Hwy. 20 E, Deschutes National Forest, Bend, OR 97701
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"east lake"
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"visitor center"
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"hot springs"
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"black glass"
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"lava cast forest"
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"cinder cone"
in 41 reviews
"lava beds"
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"lava tube"
in 32 reviews
"interpretive trail"
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"volcanic activity"
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"central oregon"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Its really one of the most beautiful places in Oregon. You have to see it to really appreciate. When on vacation or passing by its a must stop

Thank Greg M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting find. The best part was the ranger talk, which explained a lot about the seismic/volcanic origins of the whole region. The visitors center also had a very informative movie and some good displays on volcanoes. Views from the top of the volcano are...More

Thank Shelley K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pretty much one of the best views in Central Oregon and a must if you are in the area. Be warned though the road up to the top of Paulina peek is gravel and can have some pretty good washboard.

Thank Steven H
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Reviewed January 14, 2018 via mobile

Visiting Central Oregon has so many outdoor activities and Newberry Volcanic Area is a must. A $5 day use fee gets you access to tons of hiking and site-seeing adventures. Paulina Peak, Paulina falls, and the obsidian flow are a full days adventure.

Thank organikbeaver
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Reviewed December 27, 2017

There is a 7-8 mile trail above both Paulina and East Lake that runs the rim of the caldera. You can hit it from multiple points around the lake. The hike down on the trail from the Paulina Peak overlook is really nice. I've only...More

Thank Bill H
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Reviewed December 27, 2017

This is a very beautiful area of Central Oregon, high above the desert floor, surrounded by natural crater and Forest and a pristine Lake great for fishing. There is a wonderful interpretive Center with maps and points of interest showing the vast chain of volcanoes...More

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Reviewed December 21, 2017

Beautiful views of two lakes and the lava fields, very rough unpaved road to get to the top, not open in the winter. Lava fields, obsidian rocks, lakes and campgrounds on the main road level.

Thank Scott M
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Reviewed December 19, 2017

The hot springs on a beach on the far side of Paulina lake are definitely worth the hike! The water that seeps from underground is very hot, but you can adjust the temperature by letting in cold water from the lake, to make an ideal...More

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Reviewed November 23, 2017 via mobile

This was closed and what was open was not nice. It may be best for an exercise trail. The river was not worth the drive down. Please note that this is a November review.

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Reviewed October 16, 2017

We have been going to this area for 30+ years.. For its beauty, relaxination, for swimming, camping and fishing.... Have celebrated Fathers Day weekend a number of times! Family friendly big time.😎

Thank tcbuckshot
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d2allen
October 12, 2017|
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Response from JennyTDJ | Reviewed this property |
It should be getting too late for shuttles. We were there this past June and it several roads were still snow covered. I would guess that they are getting close to off season.
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Anita A
January 19, 2017|
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Response from ITravelandEat | Reviewed this property |
You've gotten accurate answers. I will add that the road to Paulina Peak is closed even after the rest of the place opens. It all depends on the snowfall the previous year. This year's snowfall is been very heavy, so if you... More
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cubbie24
September 17, 2016|
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Response from Unrulymom | Reviewed this property |
It would be best to call the lava lands national monument ranger station for that info. Best guess is that Newberry will be inaccessible.
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