• Schonchin Butte

    Lava Beds

    National Monument California

Fees & Reservations

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We are seeking your input on a proposal to increase entrance fees at Lava Beds. To learn more and find out how you can comment please click here.


NO RESERVATIONS ARE NEEDED to visit the dozens of self-guided caves found on Cave Loop and elsewhere in the park. Have fun exploring on your own, but be sure to come prepared.

We only accept reservations for our group campsite which requires a minimum of 15 people. The rest of the campgrounds is a first come first served campground.

Fern Cave and Crystal Ice Cave tour reservations can be made by phone by calling 530-667-8113. Access to both caves is seasonal and very limited. Reservations are taken on a "first-come, first-served" basis. More information


Due to our remote and small operation, Lava Beds is not able to accept debit or credit cards for entrance and campground fees at this time. Please bring cash or checks for your visit.

Entrance Fees:

Seven Day Entrance Fee: $10.00 per vehicle

School groups may apply for an Educational Fee Waiver and have their entrance fees waived. For more information visit the Plan Your Field Trip section.

Motorcycle, Bicycle or Walk-in: $5.00

Campground Fees:

Campsite Fee: $10.00 per night, per site

Group Campsite: $3.00 per person, up to $60.00

Lava Beds Pass

Annual & Lifetime Passes:

Lava Beds Annual Pass: $20.00

  • Good for one year from date of purchase
  • A Lava Beds annual pass is also valid at Crater Lake National Park, and a Crater Lake annual pass is honored at Lava Beds
2014 Annual Pass

The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass: $80.00

  • Good for one year from date of purchase
  • Replaces both the National Parks Annual Pass and the Golden Eagle Pass
NPS Passes

The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass: $10.00

    • Must be at least 62 years of age.
    • Pass is good for the rest of your life.
    • At some locations you get half off camping fees.
    • Golden Age passes are still valid for life
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Free Annual Pass for U.S. Military

  • Available to U.S. military members and dependents in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and also, Reserve and National Guard members.
  • Must be obtained in person at a Federal recreation site by showing a Common Access Card (CAC) or Military ID (Form 1173).
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Access Pass

  • Free
  • For U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities.
  • May be obtained in person.
  • Applicants must provide documentation of permanent disability and residency or citizenship.
  • May provide a 50 percent discount on some amenity fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launching, and specialized interpretive services.
  • Generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessioners.
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Volunteer Pass

  • Free
  • For volunteers with 250 service hours with federal agencies that participate in the Interagency Pass Program.

Entrance fees at all National Park Service sites will be waived on the following days in 2015:

January 19 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

February 14-16 - Presidents Day Weekend

April 18-19 - Fist Weekend of National Park Week

August 25 - National Park Service Birthday

September 27 - National Public Lands Day

November 11 - Veteran's Day

Camping and other use fees apply. Enjoy your parks!

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