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!
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Current Park News
Lava Beds National Monument is planning to implement pile burning at Hidden Valley and Gillem Camp this fall and winter as conditions are favorable.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?
There are 778 known caves at Lava Beds National Monument. Their combined length is about 31.7 miles.