Paulina Visitor Center


This site is the interpretive hub for the Newberry Caldera. The Paulina Visitor Center is housed in an historic Forest Service Guard Station.

There is a fee tube in front of the Visitor Center where you may purchase recreation day passes if the Newberry Welcome Station is closed.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Beginning May 10, Open Weekends

June 12 - September 1, Open Daily 

September 4-29,  Thursday - Monday

September 30  Closed for Season

Fees There is no fee for the Paulina Visitor's Center. Recreation fees are required for all posted Day Use Areas in the Newberry Caldera.
  • $5 vehicle/day from May 1 - September 29
Open Season: June 22 - - September 30 Call NNVM hotline for current schedule and Monument information 541-383-5700
Water: No
Restroom: Flush Toilet across the road at Paulina Lake Day Use Area
Passes: Recreation Passes for recreation fee program are available at Paulina Visitor Center and the 24 hour Day Use fee station in the front of the visitor center.


Outdoor Learning

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Interpretive Areas

Visitor Centers

Visitor Center staff operate the Discover Your Northwest bookstore, provide information and also lead interepretive talks and tours at various location in the caldera. These usually occur at the Big Obsidian Flow, Paulina Peak and Paulina Falls. Check in at the Visitor Center or look for flyers and signs in the campgrounds to get information about when and where the talks occur.