You might be surprised by the variety of wildlife that overcomes dry summers, cold winters, and scarce water to thrive here. Learn more about the wildlife, including birds, bats, mammals and much more here.
Natural Features & EcosystemsExtensive lava tube caves and volcanic geologic features are provide exciting unique recreation for visitors and critical habitat for special plants and animals. Learn more on our caves page.
Geology of the Medicine Lake Volcano
Medicine Lake Volcano has been active for 500,000 years. The eruptions were gentle rather than explosive like Mount St. Helens, coating the volcano's sides with flow after flow of basaltic lava.