Fern Cave Tours
Most caves in the Monument can be explored anytime without a reservation. Fern Cave, however, is closed for resource protection reasons and is open to visitors by ranger-guided tour only. The entrance area is not open to the public at any time other than during a ranger-guided tour. The exceptional rock art and sensitive biotic environment in Fern Cave are among the reasons that only guided tours are allowed here.
The tour is offered on Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. from June 7, 2014 through October 25, 2014, weather and road conditions permitting. Please note that there will be no tours on July 5th or September 6th.
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Did You Know?
Lava Beds National Monument, containing 778 caves, is home to the largest concentration of lava tube caves in the contiguous United States.