Paulina Lake Campground

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  1. mtnbkndude

    mtnbkndude Member

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    Aug 25, 2015
    Our first (and only, so far) PUP camping trip was at Paulina Lake Campground in the Newberry National Volcanic Monument over Labor Day weekend. There are no electric/water hook-ups, so we dry camped. The campsites are pretty big. Most of the sites with tents, had multiple tents at each site. There are a lot of trees for shade. A lot of the sites were pull-through for those that don't like to back up. The lake is pristine and there is another lake and campground nearby (East Lake). The states largest trout was caught in Paulina lake. There are a number of trails to hike and/or bike on. Because you are in a relatively young crater, there is a lot of volcanic rock to see. We really enjoyed hiking the Big Obsidian Flow trail. Paulina Peak has amazing views. Outside the park there are other attractions, like the Lava River Cave, Lava lands visitor centrer, high desert museum and much more. The bathrooms have flush toilets and a sink, but no showers. We will definitely go back.
    Oh yeah, the campsite is at 6,334 ft. It will be much cooler than Bend, OR. We had three nights in the upper 20's [sf] in September! Dress warm and bring your down comforters.

    [PU] 2002 Coleman Utah
    [TV] 2012 Toyota Sienna
  2. jonkquil

    jonkquil Active Member

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    Jul 20, 2009
    Great information, thanks! we are headed to Paulina Lake in August for a 3 night campout, I'm really looking forward to it as it'll be my first trip camping (life just got in the way!!) this year.

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