Chief Paulina Horse Camp
Horse Camping at Newberry National Volcanic Monument
Chief Paulina Horse Camp is the only horse campground located in Newberry National Volcanic Monument in Deschutes National Forest. A favorite for horse enthusiasts, the campground provides visitors with access to 50,000+ acres of lakes, lava flows and spectacular geologic features. Visitors on horseback can explore the area on a variety of trails, with several trailheads located at the campground. Lakes, lava flows and forested areas provide a beautiful scenic backdrop for a variety of rides. The Crater Rim Trail, considered one of the premiere high country trails in the area, boasts vast stretches of forest, desert and mountain views, with many access points and connector trails for convenient and customized rides. This campground provides the basic amenities for horse camping, including large equestrian sites with double or quadruple corrals and ample room for parking vehicles and trailers. Roads in the campground are unpaved, as are the spurs. While there is a water pump for the live stock at the horse watering station, no drinking water is available. Restaurants and basic supplies are available at nearby resorts. Each site has a campfire ring and many campsites are available for advanced reservation and several are available on-site on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no cell phone coverage in this area.