Paulina Lake Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Paulina Lake Campsite

Paulina Lake Campground is one of the more popular of the Newberry National Volcanic Monument campgrounds, partially because it is the first campground that you come to as you enter the monument.  It is located on the southwest shore of Paulina Lake and offers opportunities for bird watching, bicycling, sightseeing, and access to the Paulina Lakeshore Trail #3955 and a short walk to Paulina Falls Day Use Area.

Find a map of this campground here.

There is a boat launch within this campground.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: UPDATE 7/3/21Paulina Lake has a *POSSIBLE* algae bloom.
Don't go into water that looks foamy, scummy, thick like paint, pea-green, blue-green or brownish red. A good rule of thumb for you and your pet is: When in Doubt, Stay Out! For more information, check the Oregon Health Authority website on Cyanobacteria (harmful algae) blooms.
Operational Hours: Visit for current operating dates and to make a reservation.
Reservations: Reservations can be made online at or by calling toll free 1-877-444-6777 (International 606-515-6777 or TDD 877-833-6777). 
  • Camping: Per night, per site fee: $18/first vehicle (RV); $18/second vehicle (RV); $9/each additional vehicle.  Dump Station: $10.
  • Day use: $10 Newberry National Volcanic Monument 3-Day Pass; $5/vehicle/day or valid Recreation Pass at nearby recreation sites with posted day use fees.
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: Maximum site spur length is 30 feet.
Closest Towns: La Pine, Oregon
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Flush Toilets
  • Camping: 50% discount for single site camping with any of these passes: Interagency Senior, Interagency Access, Golden Age, or Golden Access.
  • Day use: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment.
Operated By: Deschutes National Forest
Information Center: Located near La Pine, Oregon on the Deschutes National Forest.

General Information


From Bend, OR: Travel 23.5 miles south on Highway 97, then 12.9 miles east on Paulina Lake Road (County Road 21).

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