BEND- With continued warm weather, early snowmelt, and the opening of the Paulina Lake Road today,
recreational activities within the Newberry Crater Monument are opening to the public earlier than
Paulina Visitor Center will open on Saturday and will be open weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Paulina
Falls and the Big Obsidian Flow are open, but have patches of snow. Recreation fees are required at
Trails also are open within Newberry Crater; however, snow and ice are still on the trails and people
should be prepared for those hazards.
Paulina Lake, Little Crater, East Lake, and Cinder Hill campgrounds are opening today and potable water
is available at Paulina Lake and Little Crater campgrounds. Although the campgrounds are opening,
patchy snow still exists in some areas. All boat docks have been installed in the lakes.
Hoodoo, in partnership with the Deschutes National Forest, manages the campgrounds for the
Deschutes National Forest. Additional campground information and updated opening dates can be
found at www.hoodoo.com. Reservations can be made for some sites at www.recreation.gov.
Paulina Lake Lodge will open today and East Lake Resort will open on Friday, May 24 th. Please contact
the resorts directly for more information.