Attraction Category: National Forest and National MonumentAttraction Tags: Bend Oregon Attraction, Oregon Attraction, Oregon National Forest, Oregon National Monument, US 20 Attraction, US 97 Attraction, US Highway 20 Attraction, and US Highway 97 Attraction
In November of 1990, Newberry National Volcanic Monument was created within the boundaries of Deschutes National Forest near Bend Oregon. 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.
Come enjoy the 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.
Activities in the Newberry National Volcanic Monument area include: Bicycling, Camping & Cabins, Fishing, Hiking, Horse Riding & Camping, Hunting, Nature Viewing, OHV Riding & Camping, Outdoor Learning, Picnicking, Rocks & Minerals, Scenic Driving, Water Activities, Winter Sports and more.
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Bend, Oregon 97702Phone: (541) 383-5300Attraction Facilities:
- Picnic Sites
- Horseback Riding
- Ranger Programs
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Bond Street Market, Market of Choice, Newpart Avenue Market, Colima Market, Safeway, Natural Grocers, Albertsons, Old Mill District Mall, Cascade Village Shopping Center, Bend River Promenade, Bend River Plaza, REI, Confluence Fly Shop, Dicks Sporting Goods
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