Newberry National Volcanic Monument
Deschutes National Forest
Newberry National Volcanic Monument was established in 1990 by local citizens who wanted to preserve, protect, and manage its geologic, ecological and recreational resources of this unique area. Covering over 600 square miles, Newberry Volcano is one of the largest shield volcanos in the lower 48 states and the foundation for the Monument. With 95% of known geological forces visible, the Monument is "a living geology textbook." The complex geological history can be seen as ash flows, aa and pahoehoe lava flows, cinder cones, pumice rings, rhyolitic domes, and sub-surface geothermal activity. There is the graceful Lava Butte, the amazing Lava Cast Forest, interesting 1-mile long Lava River Cave (all are adjacent to US Rt. 97), and the magnificent Newberry caldera. More than 50 miles of hiking, biking, and horse trails, as well as roads, provide visitors easy access to many of Newberry National Volcanic Monument's special and unique features such as the ones shown here.
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