Paulina Lake Campground, OR

Paulina Lake Campground is located 6,350 ft. above sea level in the caldera of Newberry Volcano, on the edge of the beautiful Paulina Lake. Conveniently located within Newberry National Monument, visitors to this area are taken aback by the incredible views this has to offer, ...
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  • Several sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • A fee of $9 for each additional vehicle will be collected at the campground
  • Camp host is available to answer questions
  • 10 MPH speed limit is enforced for boating on Paulina Lake
  • Clean packs, equipment and tires before using lake or trails
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Due to the spread of invasive insects, firewood from outside the area is not permitted. Help protect our forests by purchasing or collecting firewood at or near your camping destination and burning it on-site. Click here for more information.
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Paulina Lake Campground STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 40 Back-In
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Paulina Lake Campground STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 40 Pull-Through
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Paulina Lake Campground STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 40 Back-In
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Paulina Lake Campground STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 40 Pull-Through
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Paulina Lake Campground STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 40 Pull-Through
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Paulina Lake Campground STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 36 Back-In
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Paulina Lake Campground STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 40 Pull-Through
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Paulina Lake Campground STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 36 Back-In
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Paulina Lake Campground STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 40 Back-In
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Paulina Lake Campground STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 32 Pull-Through
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Paulina Lake Campground STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 36 Pull-Through
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Paulina Lake Campground STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 36 Pull-Through
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Paulina Lake Campground STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 36 Pull-Through
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Paulina Lake Campground STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 40 Pull-Through
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Paulina Lake Campground STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 36 Pull-Through
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Paulina Lake Campground STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 36 Pull-Through
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Paulina Lake Campground STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 36 Pull-Through
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Paulina Lake Campground STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 40 Pull-Through
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Paulina Lake Campground STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 40 Pull-Through
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Paulina Lake Campground STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 56 Pull-Through
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Paulina Lake Campground STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 44 Pull-Through
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Paulina Lake Campground STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 50 Pull-Through
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Paulina Lake Campground STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 44 Pull-Through
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Paulina Lake Campground STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 46 Pull-Through
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Overview

Overview

Paulina Lake Campground is located 6,350 ft. above sea level in the caldera of Newberry Volcano, on the edge of the beautiful Paulina Lake.

Conveniently located within Newberry National Monument, visitors to this area are taken aback by the incredible views this has to offer, highlighting volcanic landscapes intermixed with diverse forests, typical of central Oregon.

Popular for both its geological significance and multitude of recreational activities, Paulina Lake Campground is ideal for individual and family camping excursions.

Natural Features:

Paulina Lake is located within the collapsed crater, or "caldera" of Newberry Volcano. Nearly five miles in diameter, this caldera encircles the basins of Paulina Lake, and its twin, East Lake.

Neither lake receives water from an inlet stream, but instead, rely on rain, snowmelt and hot springs for water. Paulina Creek drains the lake and has chiseled a narrow gorge through the caldera's west wall creating a remarkable twin waterfall. Thermal vents and hot springs along the lake's northeast edge help create a highly productive ecosystem.

Wetlands, diverse forests, and rocky slopes near the campground provide a necessary habitat for shorebirds, porcupine, deer, bats and the occasional black bear.

Recreation:

The unique location of Paulina Lake Campground offers visitors opportunities to hike shoreline trails and alpine vistas.

Visitors can also take advantage of time on the lake, boating, kayaking, swimming and fishing.

For anglers, this lake offers fantastic fishing opportunities. Spanning a surface area of 1,531 acres, the lake supports rainbow trout, brown trout and Kokanee salmon.

In September, the outlet of Paulina Lake may be choked with Kokanee moving to spawn in Paulina Creek.

Facilities:

Paulina Lake campground has excellent sites for all forms of camping and plenty of large sites for RVs.

Picnic areas, boating, shoreline trails, and stunning views of the lake, along with the conveniences of drinking water and flush toilets, give visitors the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors while still having many of the conveniences of home.

Nearby Attractions:

Lava Lands Visitor Center in nearby Bend, Oregon, is a great starting point for visitors to learn about the diverse landscape and history of the area through interpretive programs and exhibits.

Visitors can explore the Lava River Cave, also located in the Newberry National Volcanic Monument. At 5,211 feet (1,588 m) in length, the northwest section of the cave is the longest continuous lava tube in Oregon.

A rustic lodge near the campground, operating under a special use permit from the Deschutes National Forest, offers visitors lodging, last minute essentials and a cafe.

Booking Window
Sun Apr 27 2014 - Thu Oct 23 2014

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Walk In Thu May 08 2014 Wed Jun 11 2014
Peak Thu Jun 12 2014 Sun Sep 21 2014
Walk In Mon Sep 22 2014 Sun Sep 28 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Site
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Firewood
  • Fish Cleaning Stations
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilet
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Self Pay Station
  • Swimming
  • Trash Collection
  • Waterfront Sites
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Cafe
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Walk In Season
May 08 2014 -
Jun 11 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $18.00-$20.00
Peak Season
Jun 12 2014 -
Sep 21 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $18.00-$20.00
Walk In Season
Sep 22 2014 -
Sep 28 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $18.00-$20.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
43.71194, -121.27611
43°42'43"N, 121°16'34"W

From Bend go south 23.5 miles on Hwy 97 to Road 21. Take Road 21 east for about 12.9 miles.

From La Pine go north 5 miles on Hwy 97 to Road 21. Take Road 21 east for about 12.9 miles.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Paulina Lake Campground
PO Box 8516
Coburg OR 97408

Phone Number:

Information: (541)338-7869
Additional Information