• 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?

American Pika

The American Pika found in the monument is one of only two species of Pika that can be found in North America and is currently being monitored as an indicator species for climate change.