NPS Preserve and BLM Monument
A network of primitive roads through the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Monument offers backcountry driving opportunities and access to the National Park Service (NPS) Preserve for those with high-clearance, 4-wheel-drive vehicles. Individuals seeking challenge and solitude will find both in the cross-country hiking available through the sage-brush covered flats and rugged lava flows of the Monument and Preserve.
You can also access a digital copy of this map and other information about the BLM Monument at the BLM website...
Hunting is permitted within the BLM Monument and in the NPS Preserve (map). Firearms may only be used for lawful hunting in accord with state law in these areas. For the protection of your health and the health of wildlife, hunters are encouraged to use non-lead bullets.
Wilderness Study Areas
-Outstanding opportunities for solitude
Congress also asked the BLM to provide recommendations about which areas would be most suitable for wilderness designation. The BLM and NPS are required to manage WSAs so they remain suitable for wilderness designation until Congress decides to officially designate the land as wilderness or to release it for other purposes. More about WSAs.
Did You Know?
Craters of the Moon is a HUGE national park! It is over 1,100 square miles (over 750,000 acres) which is roughly the size of Rhode Island. The young lava flows that make up the bulk of the Monument and Preserve can clearly be seen from space.