Paulina Lake Boating Site

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Paulina Lake is located within the caldera of Newberry Volcano. This lake relies on rain, snowmelt, and hot springs for water.

This boat ramp is on the southwest side of Paulina Lake and within a campground. It also features docks and a fish cleaning station.

Recreation Fee Site: Parking at this site requires a recreation pass. Passes are NOT available at this site, but can be purchased from Forest Service offices or vendors. Please check here for more information about recreation passes and where they can be purchased.

Acceptable passes include:

  • $5 Day Pass
  • Northwest Forest Pass
  • Interagency Annual Pass
  • Interagency Senior Pass (America the Beautiful, Golden Age)
  • Interagency Access Pass
  • Interagency Military Pass
  • Fourth Grade (Every Kid Outdoors) Pass
  • Northwest Forest ePass

At a Glance

Fees $5/vehicle/day or a valid recreation pass from May 1 through September 30
Open Season: June
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Passes: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment

General Information


From Bend, OR: Travel 23.5 miles south on Highway 97, then head east (turn left) for 12.9 miles on Paulina Lake Road/County Road 21 then follow the signs for Paulina Lake Campground.

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