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Interesting off the beaten path visit

Such a treat for all the volcanic formations in Oregon. Quite a surprise to see. It was a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nikki4765
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California
Well Worth A Stop!

We didn't know anything about the Newberry Volcano, but saw a marker on the highway and stopped... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
okmusicman
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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One of the nation's newest national monuments, this 55,500 acre area seeks to preserve unique accessible volcanic features.
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1645 Hwy. 20 E, Deschutes National Forest, Bend, OR 97701
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a treat for all the volcanic formations in Oregon. Quite a surprise to see. It was a beautiful sunny day.

Thank Nikki4765
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't know anything about the Newberry Volcano, but saw a marker on the highway and stopped. We are so glad we did! The drive to the top was incredibly scary to me--driving right on the edge!!! The obsidian flow was very interesting and the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Oregon is a gorgeous state and this is just one of many stops we did on our tour of the state. Deschutes National Forest in Bend was one of these places.

Thank snutter2011
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great volcanic monument with many beautiful sights. There are numerous trails, camping areas, mountain vies, and fishing opportunities around the monuments, and Paulina and East Lake. In the winter there are cross country ski trails to enjoy the peace and beautiful scenery....More

Thank phoxtrot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park is a fair distance off the highway but it is worth it. The obsidian flow is one of the most remarkable natural features I have ever seen. The Park pamphlets try to describe it but you really have to see the miles of...More

Thank Brian K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views are amazing. I like how you can walk around the volcano itself. Its easy to spend over an hour here walking around and looking at what the lava has done to the landscape. Great place.

Thank KayeS111
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our ranger's talk about the lava fields. Then we walked a short way. Weather was hot and we are older and didn't feel we should go any further. Views were eerie but beautiful. We could see people driving and walking up Lava Butte....More

Thank SusieCameron
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Paulina Peak has stunning views of the surround lands and s birds eye view at the twin lakes with the obsidian flow between them is a sight not soon forgotten.

Thank gwylliam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here two times. The first time there was smoke in the air from forest fires,, but we still took the narrow road up to Lava Butte. You have to get a free ticket at the guard shack to take this drive, since the...More

Thank BillJoyce2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting park which highlights a caldera and large lava field. Walkways throughout but dint get to go see caldera because it opens late. We arruved at 9 but main portion and visitors center opens at 9. Many people walking trails and seemed a bit disappointed...More

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hanstew1235
August 13, 2018|
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Response from Patti M | Reviewed this property |
this is a beautiful drive tithe falls you can get out and walk almos all the way aroud the falls there are a couple of be carefule areas, but its pretty safe. lots of red ants
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Kubano2011
October 12, 2017|
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Response from dpibutte37 | Reviewed this property |
Season: May 1 - October 11, Call NNVM hotline for up-to-date Monument information at 541-383-5700
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Anita A
January 19, 2017|
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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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