Permits are required for the following park activities: (Click on the link to find out more)
A free Wilderness Permit is required to spend the night in the Craters of the Moon Wilderness area. They can be picked up at the Visitor Center during business hours.
A permit is required for commercial filming or photography in the park. Contact the park for more information.
A permit may be required for large group events and uses.
A permit is required for scientific research in the park. Permits can be obtained through the NPS Research Permit and Reporting website.
Only bonafide educational or scientific organizations visiting Craters of the Moon for educational or scientific purposes may apply for a waiver of entrance fees.
Did You Know?
Searing lava flows that initially destroyed everything in their path today protect the last refuges of intact sagebrush steppe communities on the Snake River Plain. These islands of vegetation, known as kipukas, provide important examples of what is "natural". More...