Fees & Reservations
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
IMPORTANT PLANNING NOTE:
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.
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
Campsite Fee: $10.00 per night, per site
Group Campsite: $3.00 per person, up to $60.00
Annual & Lifetime Passes:
Lava Beds Annual Pass: $20.00
The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass: $80.00
The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass: $10.00
Free Annual Pass for U.S. Military
Entrance fees at all National Park Service sites will be waived on the following days in 2014:
January 20 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 15-17 - Presidents Day Weekend
April 19-20 - 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!
Did You Know?
Sagebrush mariposa lily ( Calochortus macrocarpus) is arguably the most beautiful flower at Lava Beds. It blooms in early summer and is usually found in open sagebrush areas. It ranges from deep lavender to white in color.