• Schonchin Butte

    Lava Beds

    National Monument California

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!

Did You Know?

Lava Beds National Monument

Lava Beds National Monument was established on November 21, 1925 as part of the U.S. Forest Service and was transferred to the National Park Service on August 10, 1933.