Paulina Lake is located within the caldera of Newberry Volcano, about 25 miles south of Bend.
Paulina Creek drains this lake and has chiseled a narrow gorge through the caldera's west wall creating a
remarkable twin waterfall. Thermal vents and hot springs along the lake's northeast edge help create a
highly productive ecosystem. The lake is fed by snowmelt, hot springs, and groundwater flows from East Lake.
The lake covers an area of 1531 acres. The average depth of the lake is 163 feet with a maximum depth of 250 feet.
All these attractions are part of the Newberry National Volcanic Monument, southeast of Bend.
From Paulina Peak the view includes a magnificent panorama of snow-covered mountains, old volcanoes and the
largest obsidian flow in the U.S.