Laws & Policies
NEW REGULATIONS ON FIREARMS IN NATIONAL PARKS
It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering Lava Beds. As a starting point, please visit the State of California's Bureau of Firearms website.
Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities within Lava Beds; those places, such as the Visitor Center, are marked with signs at all public entrances.
Did You Know?
Lava Beds National Monument is situated on the North Slope of the Medicine Lake Shield Volcano and, at 72 square miles, covers less than 10% of the volcano’s surface.