• Schonchin Butte

    Lava Beds

    National Monument California


Ribbon-cutting for the dedication of the new park Visitor Center in 2004

Ribbon-cutting at the new Visitor Center in 2004


Managing Lava Beds is an effort shared by park staff and the public. This portion of the park website is to provide the public with information regarding planning and management issues at the park.

General Management Plan is Available

We are pleased to announce that the Lava Beds National Monument General Management Plan/Environmental Assessment is now available. For more information please visit Park Planning

Rules and Regulations:

NEW Firearms Regulations in National Parks in Effect on February 22, 2010

Superintendent's Compendium: updated August 2014
This document defines rules and regulations that are specific to Lava Beds in addition to laws that apply to all national park lands.

Demonstrations and the Sale or Distribution of Printed Matter area as permitted under 36 CFR 2.51 and 2.52, has been designated for the following location. Click here to view a map.

Management Topics & Documents:

  • February 1, 2010
    Lava Beds is beginning work on a Long Range Interpretive Plan to help determine interpretive and educational services to the visiting and virtual public, school groups, and local communities. This process will complement the monument's new General Management Plan as it enters its final stages. For more information, please send a message to the Contact Us link on the left.

  • June 1, 2008
    Cave Management Plan 2008 Newsletter
    The National Park Service is preparing a revised Cave Management Plan for Lava Beds National Monument. This newsletter details information about the process and ways in which to participate. The initial public comment period was from May 24, 2008 to July 07, 2008.


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