• 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?

kipuka

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...