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I was passing through the area traveling from Portland to Crater Lake National Park. I had spent... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Greenville, South Carolina
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Big Obsidian Flow is very worth seeing

We went to the Newberry Monument specifically to see the Big Obsidian Flow. We expected to see a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Gabe E
Ronald, Washington
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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 3 days ago 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 3 days ago

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 Gabe E
Reviewed 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 3 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 3 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 5 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.

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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
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
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