• 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?

Inside a Cave

There are 778 known caves at Lava Beds National Monument. Their combined length is about 31.7 miles.