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!

Features

Entrance to Garden Bridges

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 information

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Modoc War

Modoc War

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.

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Contact Us

Contact Us

You can now contact us on Facebook and Twitter at www.facebook.com/LavaBedsNM and https://twitter.com/LavaBedsNPS @LavaBedsNPS

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Current Park News

Current Park News

Stay current on all the latest happenings at Lava Beds, by going to our News page.

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