Family Vacation in Bend Oregon

Bend, Oregon is a small community that delivers big on adventure and excitement. While in the area, you should take the time to visit a national monument. Created in 1990, the Newberry National Volcanic Monument includes 50,000+ acres of lava flows and spectacular geological features. At the summit of the Newberry Volcano you can find two alpine lakes stocked with salmon and trout. Newberry is both seismically and geothermally active and throughout the area visitors can see many cinder cones, miles and miles of basalt flows and rhyolite flows of obsidian.

Check the website before going as they are working on upgrading much of the visitors center and some access might be restricted. Also be sure to check for the areas that need a Recreation Pass - around 17 in all.

The Lava Lands opens weekend of May 3rd through to the fall. Newberry Caldera Contact Station opens May through October 1st. And the Lava River Cave opens May 24th (Weds - Sun) and then is open through to October. Again, check the website as opening times and days change in the summer months.

For Bend Oregon lodging take a look at the vacation rentals in Bend at the Seventh Mountain Resort, it has long been a Oregon destination for families and groups looking for adventure in the area.