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“paulina falls”(70 reviews)
“paulina peak”(118 reviews)
“obsidian flow”(181 reviews)
One of the nation's newest national monuments, this 55,500 acre area seeks to preserve unique accessible volcanic features.
1645 Hwy. 20 E, Deschutes National Forest, Bend, OR 97701
+1 541-383-5300
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited here from nearby Sunriver. We hiked up to the Big Obsidian Flow and then on to East Lake -- seeing the volcanic glass at the first location and then pumice floating in the lake. It was chilly, since it was...More

Thank rickh57
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What was open was excellent. The Visitor Center and Lava Tube were closed and should be open until November. There are many folks that would visit in October. The Big Flow was excellent.

Thank Bill B
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

I was passing through the area traveling from Portland to Crater Lake National Park. I had spent the night in Bend and had searched Trip Advisor for things to do in the area. Newberry National Volcanic Monument came up and rated well so I decided...More

Thank MarkJ_2011
Reviewed October 16, 2018

We went to the Newberry Monument specifically to see the Big Obsidian Flow. We expected to see a very unique place and have a new to us experience and were not disappointed. Never seen anything like it and doubt we will. well worth the effort...More

Thank 837gabee
Reviewed October 5, 2018

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

Thank Nikki4765
Reviewed October 3, 2018

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 October 2, 2018

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 September 30, 2018

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 September 27, 2018

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 September 26, 2018

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.

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August 13, 2018|
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Response from jane w | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I didn't see this until 3 months too late for you. I hope you found the well marked car exit to Paulina Falls. The other falls that are gorgeous, though smaller, are found about 2 miles hiking in, starting from McKay... More
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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January 19, 2017|
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Response from | 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