Paulina Visitor Center

  

Visitor information is available 24 hours a day at the information center in the front of the Paulina Visitor center, which is the interpretive hub for the Newberry Caldera. Inside, visitors can find a helpful Forest Service ranger and a Discover Your Forest bookstore where maps, books and various souvenirs are available for purchase. This is also the only self-service, 24 hour pay station in the caldera.

There is limited parking at the Paulina Visitor Center, whic is housed in an historic Forest Service Guard Station. There is a toilet available across the street.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: 2015 Operating Season

May 23 - June 7, Weekends only from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

June 11 - August 30, Daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

August 31 - October 2,  Daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

October 3 - 11, Weekends only from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

October 12,  Visitor Center is CLOSED to the public for the season

Fees No fee at the Paulina Visitor's Center. Tour bus fee: Fifteen people or less = $25.00, Twenty five people = $50.00, over 25 people = $100. Recreation fees are required at posted day use sites in the Newberry Caldera as sites open after snowmelt from May 1 - September 30.
Open Season: May 23 - October 11, Call NNVM hotline for up-to-date Monument information at 541-383-5700
Closest Towns: La Pine, Oregon
Water: No
Restroom: Flush Toilet across the road at Paulina Lake Day Use Area
Passes: Recreation Passes may be used as a from of day use fee payment at Paulina Lake Boating Site, Paulina Lake Picnic Site, Paulina Peak Interpretive Site and Paulina Peak Trailhead.
  • Recreation Passes are available at Paulina Visitor Center. Self pay available 24 hours.
  • Recreation Passes are available at Paulina Visitor Center. Self pay available 24 hours.
Information Center: Lava Lands Visitor Center

General Information

Directions:

From Crescent, OR: Travel on Highway 97 north for 23 miles and go right on Paulina Lake Road and follow Paulina Lake Road/County Road 21 for about 12 miles to the visitor center.

From Bend, OR: Travel south on Highway 97 for 23.5 miles then turn left (east) onto County Road 21 for about 12 miles to the visitor center.


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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.