The Newberry Application Click onthe picture above to view the web application and come visit our Volcanic Wonders…Yours To Discover! Aerial view of Newberry Caldera In November of 1990, Newberry National Volcanic Monument was created within the boundaries of Deschutes National Forest. Managed by the U.S. Forest Service, this monument provides a unique opportunity to view the Lava Lands of central Oregon. Newberry National Volcanic National Monument includes 54,000+ acres of lakes, lava flows, and spectacular geologic features in central Oregon. The highest point within the Monument is the summit Paulina Peak (7,985 ft.), showcasing views of the Cascades, Newberry Caldera and across the High Desert. Aerial view of Lava Butte. Although commonly referred to as Newberry Crater, the "crater" is in fact a caldera formed when the overlying rocks collapse when a magma chamber is emptied. The caldera stretches across 17 square miles in the heart of the volcano. The 1,200 square mile volcano (about the size of Rhode Island) remains very active to this day. Newberry is both seismically and geothermally active. Geologists believe the caldera sits over a shallow magma body only 2 to 5 kilometers deep. Visitors see numerous cinder cones and vents (over 400 throughout the area), miles of basalt flows, as well as rhyolite flows of obsidian. For up-to-date facts on Newberry Volcano, click here. Read the latest version of Volcanic Vistas. Enjoy this video highlighting the accessibility of Lava Lands Visitor Center!
Went here at the peak of fire season this last Summer. Stayed at Paulina Lake campground ($25/night cash only) to get a bit of elevation and out of the reach of the smoke. Campground was very nice and found a spot right on the lake. Took a scenic walk to the north side of the lake where some dig-your-own hot springs can be found and a few pits that occur naturally. To see a bit more of local geomorphology check out the Obsidian flow nearby and don’t forget about Paulina Falls on your way out
Great hike really cool waterfalls on the back side of the park.
This campground runs along the water and every campsite has a gorgeous view. It's a great hiking area and we also spent a day searching for and exploring caves in the area.