Paulina Lake is one of the twin crater lakes in the Newberry Caldera and is open year round. It’s located within the caldera of Newberry Volcano, about 25 miles south of Bend.
The caldera is what’s left after more than 500,000 years of volcanic activity. And unlike most lakes, neither Paulina or East lakes get any water from streams – they’re filled strictly with rain, snowmelt and hot springs. Paulina Lake is about 1,500 acres in size and averages 163 feet deep. But at its deepest point, this popular destination plunges to 250 feet deep. Motorized and non motorized boats are allowed here.