• View of the Great Rift

    Craters Of The Moon

    National Monument & Preserve Idaho

Permits

Permits are required for the following park activities: (Click on the link to find out more)

Wilderness Permit

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.

Filming Permit

A permit is required for commercial filming or photography in the park. Contact the park for more information.

Special Park Uses

A permit may be required for large group events and uses.

Research Permit

A permit is required for scientific research in the park. Permits can be obtained through the NPS Research Permit and Reporting website.

 

Fee Waiver

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?

President Calvin Coolidge

"a weird and scenic landscape peculiar to itself" is how President Calvin Coolidge described Craters of the Moon when he established this National Monument in 1924. Craters of the Moon is perhaps the only officially "weird" park in the National Park System. More...