Chief Paulina Horse Camp

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Chief Paulina Campsite

This campground will be closed for a portion of the summer due to the Shield Project. To learn more about this project, click here.

This campground is located near Paulina Lake in the Newberry National Volcanic Monument.  This is the only horse campground in the caldera and provides the horse enthusiast a great way to sight-see throughout the entire monument area. There are a couple of resorts nearby for camping supplies and restaurants.

Find a map of this campground here.

There is no drinking water or cellular phone coverage at this site.

At a Glance

Reservations: Cinder Hill and Chief Paulina Horse Camp will remain closed for a portion of the 2019 summer to allow for the removal of trees showing signs of future failure due to insect infestations and disease. Additionally, marked trees adjacent to campgrounds and on roadways will be removed. We anticipate the contractor will work Monday-Friday 7:00a.m.-7:00 p.m although work could occasionally continue on a weekend. We know that this work temporarily impacts visitor’s use and experience of the Caldera but maintaining the health of our forest provides a significant long-term benefit to the public’s enjoyment of the area into the future.
Reservations can be made online at or by calling toll free 1-877-444-6777 (International 606-515-6777 or TDD 877-833-6777). 
Fees Per night, per site fee: 2-horse stalls: $14/first vehicle; $7/each additional vehicle.  4-horse stalls: $18/first vehicle; $7/each additional vehicle.  There is a nearby RV Dump station at the entry of Paulina Lake campground: $10 For reservations visit NOTE: Holders of a Golden Age and Golden Access Passports and Senior and Access Passes are entitled to the following discounts on expanded amenity recreation fees: -  A 50 percent discount on the fee for a single camping unit. This discount does not apply to use of a cabin, lookout, double camping unit, triple camping unit, group camping unit, extra vehicle fees, or any additional camping units and separately charged utility, water, hook-up or day use fees.
Open Season: June 27 - October 17
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Maximum site spur length is 26 feet.
Water: No Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Deschutes Recreation
Information Center: Located within the Newberry National Volcanic Monument area on the Deschutes National Forest: operated by Deschutes Recreation.

General Information


From Bend, OR: Travel 24 miles south on Highway 97, then 14 miles east on County Road 21.

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Horse Riding & Camping

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Horse Camping

The spurs are large with double or quadruple corrals. Campers should come prepared, while there is a water pump for the livestock, there is no drinking water.  The roads are unpaved as are the spurs.   The sites are all back in, but are ample for most situations.  

No. of Sites 14 single site(s)
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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