Paulina Lake Campground
Forest Service / BLM
Open: Open from May 1 through Oct 15
Number of Sites: 69
Paulina Lake Campground is one of the most popular of the Newberry Monument campgrounds, partially because it is the first campground that you come to as you enter the monument area. It is located on the southwest shore of Paulina Lake and offers opportunities for bird watching, bicycling, sightseeing, and access to the Paulina Lakeshore Trail #3955 and Little Crater Trail #3953. There is a boat launch within this campground.
Paulina Lake is one of the most popular of the Newberry Monument campgrounds, partially because it is the first campground that you come to as you enter the monument area, partly because it has flush toilets which are always nice, and partly because of its easily accessible boat launch. There is a rustic resort next door where you can stock up on some last minute essentials or take a break and eat at their cafe. Information about the area is available across the road from the campground and there are ample hikes to take to see the lava flow or waterfalls close by. The campground has excellent sites for all forms of camping and plenty of large sites for luxury RVs. Many of the spurs are paved as well. There are four flush double toilet buildings and pressurized water spigots spread all over the campground. This is one of the nicest campgrounds that we manage. Because of its popularity we try to keep this campground open as long as the weather permits. There is an RV dump station near the entry of Paulina Lake Campground.
Fees: Per night, per site fee: $16/first vehicle (RV); $16/second vehicle (RV); $8/each additional vehicle. Day use fee: $10 for Three-day Pass or other valid Recreation Passes. Dump Station: $10 (2011)
Water: Potable Water
Restrooms: Flush Toilets
Restrictions: Maximum site spur length is 30 feet.
RV Camping: The campground has excellent sites for all forms of camping and plenty of large sites for luxury RVs.
Directions: From Bend, travel 23.5 miles south on Hwy 97, then 12.9 miles east on County Road 21.
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Nice campground. Beautiful lake. Bring bug spray!
Paulina Lake Camprground is very nice and the location is perfect for exploring the Newberry Caldera area. The lake is beautiful and you almost need to get out on the water to see it all. The Paulina Lake Lodge is maybe 1/2 mile from the campground and they have boats for rent and very reasonable prices - it is worth it to rent one.
The mosquitoes are the only negative, most campers had obviously been there before as they had full bug screen shelters over there picinic tables. Bug spray did seem to do the job though.
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