• View of the Great Rift

    Craters Of The Moon

    National Monument & Preserve Idaho

Current Conditions

Lava Flow Campground

Lava Flow Campground

Loop Road Open

The 7-mile loop road is open. Admission to the park is available at any time with a self-pay system at the entrance station.

The Visitor Center is open daily from 8 am to 4:30 pm.

The campground is open for camping with water available at spigots and in the restrooms. Self-registration for campsites is available at any time. Campsites are available on a first-come first-served basis. Reservations for camping are only available for the group campground.

All authorized caves are open by permit. Permits are available at the Visitor Center during business hours. Beware of ice and slick conditions in some caves.

Things to know before you come

Follow the link for other important pre-visit information.

Did You Know?

willife and plants at Craters of the Moon

Moonscape?...At first glance the landscape of Craters of the Moon appears to be devoid of life. Look deeper and you will observe a rich diversity of life including more than 750 types of plants and almost 300 animal species (not including insects!). More...