Paulina Lake Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

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

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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Paulina Lake is one of the most popular of the Newberry Monument campgrounds, partially because it is the first campground that you come to as you enter the monument area, partly because it has flush toilets which are always nice, and partly because of its easily accessible boat launch. There is a rustic resort next door where you can stock up on some last minute essentials or take a break and eat at their cafe. Information about the area is available across the road from the campground and there are ample hikes to take to see the lava flow or waterfalls close by. The campground has excellent sites for all forms of camping and plenty of large sites for luxury RVs. Many of the spurs are paved as well. There are four flush double toilet buildings and pressurized water spigots spread all over the campground. Because of its popularity we try to keep this campground open as long as the weather permits. There is an RV dump station near the entry of Paulina Lake Campground. 

No. of Sites 68 single site(s) (51 of the 68 are pull-through)
Reservation Info This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at
No. of Accessible sites None


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