|Chief Paulina Horse||Little Crater||Ogden Group|
|Newberry Caldera Area Campgrounds:||Cinder Hill||Newberry Group||Paulina Lake|
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The Newberry Caldera Area may be the best known area in the Deschutes National Forest by campers from outside of Oregon. It’s close proximity to Crater Lake, plus the ability to camp right on the couple lakes inside the crater draws in many campers and keeps people talking about the area for many years after their visit. Newberry National Volcanic Monument is located south of Bend and to the east of Highway 97 – the main North/South highway in the area. The Newberry area includes our 8 great campgrounds as well as waterfall viewing areas and numerous hiking opportunities – you can even hike through a lava flow! The caldera area was long ago separated into two lakes, Paulina and East Lakes. Fish are not natural to these higher altitude isolated lakes but the lakes have been planted with some of the best fishing in Oregon, including with East Lake’s Atlantic Salmon.
While Crater Lake may be more well-known since it is a National Park, in many ways Newberry Caldera is a better camping spot since here you can camp, boat and fish right on the lakes. For your convenience there is an RV dump station near the entrance to the Newberry National Volcanic Monument. The Chief Paulina Horse camp provides wonderful access to the many horse trails in the the area. There are two group campgrounds on the lake; Ogden can accommodate around 200 campers and Newberry Group has three smaller sites that are perfect for family reunions or large gatherings. There is also a group site at Cinder Hill campground and of course there are several hundred individual sites, many of them right on the lake, spread throughout the other campgrounds. Reservations are available at some campgrounds, and there is first-come first-served camping at all of our facilities.