Little Crater Boating Site

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Paulina Lake is located within the caldera of Newberry Volcano.  This collapsed crater or caldera is the result of more than 500,000 years of volcanic activity.  This lake relies on rain, snowmelt, and hot springs for water.

This boat ramp is on the east side of Paulina Lake in the center of Little Crater Campground and docks are available.

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
  • Every Kid in a Park Pass
  • Northwest Forest ePass

At a Glance

Fees $5 per vehicle/day or valid recreation pass
Open Season: June
Usage: Heavy

General Information

Directions:

From Bend, OR: Travel 23 miles south on Highway 97 then turn east (left) on County Road 21 for 14.5 miles and follow the signed entrance to Little Crater Campground.


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Location

 
  Latitude : 
43.70866

  Longitude : 
-121.245298

 

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