A Violent Past, Calm Present, and Uncertain Future...

Craters of the Moon is a vast ocean of lava flows with scattered islands of cinder cones and sagebrush. We invite you to explore this "weird and scenic landscape" where yesterday's volcanic events are likely to continue tomorrow...

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satellite view of Craters of the Moon

Where in the World?

Find out where we are and plan your visit with maps of the park and the region.

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spatter cone

Current Conditions

Find out about the current status of roads, trails and facilities in the park

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school bus on Loop Road

Outdoor Classroom

Craters of the Moon is an out of this world outdoor classroom! Plan a field trip or link to curriculum materials on our new Teacher's page.

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Ranger walk


Check the on-line events calendar for special walks, talks, and activities offered throughout the year.

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"Like Us" on Facebook or link to photos on our new Flickr page. You can also view short films and link to other multimedia from this page.

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