Lava Lands Visitor Center is the interpretive hub of Newberry National Volcanic Monument. Friendly rangers will help orient you to the Monument using our new 3D topographic map.Visit our state of the art interpretive exhibit on area geologic and cultural history, shop in the Discover Your Northwest Bookstore, view a variety of films scheduled daily, walk the Trail of the Molten Lands and the Trail of the Whispering Pines, picnic under the pines, attend a ranger talk, drive to the top of Lava Butte for a spectacular view of Central Oregon (Butte parking is limited to10 spaces, so FREE 30 minute time passes are issued on a first come, first served basis at the Center's Welcome Station. Please note on busy summer days there may be delays in your being able to access Lava Butte).
At a Glance
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
May 2- June 10, Thursday - Monday
June 13 - September 2, Open Daily
September 5 - 30, Thursday - Monday
October: Open on Saturday and Sunday, October 5-6 and Saturday and Sunday, October 12-13 then CLOSED for the Season
$5/vehicle/day from May 2 through September 30
Tour bus fee: Fifteen people or less = $25.16, Twenty Five people =$50.26, Over 25 people = $100.
||May 2 - - September 30, 2013 - call NNVM hotline for current schedule 541-383-5700
||Bend, Sunriver, or La Pine - Oregon
||Recreation Passes may be used as a form of day use fee payment.
||Lava Lands Visitor Center
58201 South Hwy. 97
Bend, OR 97707
(541) 593-2421 Manager: Scott McBride
From Bend, OR travel south on Highway 97. Visitor Center is approximately 8 miles south of Exit 143 Baker/Knot Rd. Turn right into pocket lane when you see lava and the Lava Lands sign.
From La Pine, OR travel north on Highway 97. Take Exit 151/Cottonwood Rd. Turn right after exiting. Continue on road about 2 miles passing Lava River Cave. Turn right after underpass to Lava Lands Visitor Center Welcome Station. If you miss Exit 151, proceed north to Exit 143 Baker/Knot Rd. and follow southbound directions.