Lava Lands Visitor Center is the interpretive hub of Newberry National Volcanic Monument. Friendly rangers will help orient you to the Monument using a 3D topographic map. Visit the state of the art interpretive exhibit on area geologic and cultural history, view a variety of films scheduled daily, walk the Trail of Molten Land and the Trail of the Whispering Pines, travel on the fully accessible 5.5 mile Sun-Lava paved path, picnic under the pines, attend a ranger talk, or walk to the top of Lava Butte for a spectacular view of Central Oregon.
The Newberry National Monument contains a fascinating collection of volcanic landscapes. The area is teeming with ancient lava flows, jagged volcanic glass, rivers, lakes, caves, hot springs, waterfalls, and forests, all there waiting for you to explore them.
Lava Tube Interpretive Site, formed long ago by volcanic activity. Take a short trip under the surface of the earth to experience the area’s geology through exploration of a mile-long lava tube. Descend 55 stairs to a self-guided tour of the tube, which takes around 90 minutes and is 2.2 miles roundtrip. Lava River Caves was one of the first lava tubes to be discovered in Oregon and is the longest one in the state.