Exploring the Land of Lava

It’s easy to forget that the natural beauty of Central Oregon is entirely volcanic in origin. More
: Dennis Frates

La Pine

Situated among towering pines and boasting year-round outdoor recreational opportunities, La Pine is a jewel of Central Oregon.

Go for a road trip on the Oregon Outback Scenic Byway or visit the Newberry National Volcanic Monument, a protected 50,000 acres of volcanic landscape, featuring caldera lakes, lava flows, lava tubes, obsidian fields and cinder cones.

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Any suggestions on what I should stop and get pics of enroute to LaPine? What is great that direction this time of year?

Smith Rock is stunning, as are Dillon&Benham Falls on the Deschutes. Detour up Century Drive to view the snowy Cascades! Bend’s Drake Park is lovely this time of year. Trees with fall foliage by the river. Good excuse to grab lunch downtown, too.

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