Lava Lands Visitor Center & Lava Butte - Newberry Nat'l Volcanic Monument
Ancient Lava Beds in Bend
Lava Lands Visitor Center is the interpretive hub of Newberry National Volcanic Monument. Friendly rangers will help orient you to the Monument and local geology and geography using their 3D topographic map. Visit the state of the art interpretive exhibit on area geologic and cultural history, shop in the Discover Your Forest Bookstore, view a variety of films scheduled daily, walk the Trail of Molten Land and the Trail of the Whispering Pines, travel on the fully accessible 5.5 mile Sun-Lava paved path, picnic under the pines, attend a ranger talk, or walk (or take the shuttle) to the top of Lava Butte for a spectacular view of Central Oregon.
During peak season from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend, there is a shuttle that runs approximately every 20 minutes that departs from Lava Lands Visitor Center to access the summit of Lava Butte fpr $2 per person for the round. Visitors may access Lava Butte by non-motorized at any time generally from dawn to dusk. From the Visitors’ Center, guests may explore Lava Lands, including entering the Lava River Cave, a one-mile lava tube. You’ll need a day use permit to access and enjoy Lava Lands.