East Lake Campground is part of the Newberry National Monument in Deschutes National Forest in Oregon, and sits in the caldera of Newberry Volcano, at the edge of East Lake. The area is popular for bird watching, bicycling, sightseeing, and canoeing as well as for its geological significance. Nearby lies the 1-mile Big Obsidian Flow Trail, which climbs up and onto a 1,300 years old obsidian (black volcanic glass) lava flow and pumice. A member of the EarthSky community wrote: “At 6400 feet (1950 m) elevation and during any night, if the skies are clear, it seems as though you can reach out and touch the stars.”
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