Welcome to Lava Beds
Lava Beds National Monument is a land of turmoil, both geological and historical. Over the last half-million years, volcanic eruptions on the Medicine Lake shield volcano have created a rugged landscape dotted with diverse volcanic features. More than 700 caves, Native American rock art sites, historic battlefields and campsites, and a high desert wilderness experience await you!
You can now contact us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LavaBedsNM.Read More
Current Park News
May 16, 2013 - Lava Beds Holds "Timeline" Living History Event.Read More
Lava Tube Caves
As lava flowed through the park and cooled it left behind caves waiting to be explored! Visit the visitor center before caving for current informationRead More
During the Modoc War of 1872-1873, a small band of Modoc Indians used an intimate knowledge of their homeland's terrain to their tactical advantage.Read More
Did You Know?
Pacific coast treefrogs (Hyla regilla) are the only frogs at Lava Beds, but are common throughout the monument and prefer cool, moist caves entrances. They are usually seen after occasional summer rainstorms.