Lava Beds is surrounded by thousands of acres of public lands and is located near a great variety of other scenic, historic, and recreation destinations! There's something to see or do all year, including local museums, hiking and camping, wildlife watching, historical sites, hunting and fishing, fairs and events, canoeing and kayaking, skiing and snowmobiling, biking, and more.
Did You Know?
Many of the caves at Lava Beds provide habitat for cave slime! Cave slime is a hydrophobic bacteria that repels water, causing it to reflect a gold or silver color when illuminated with a flashlight. Cave slime is spectacular in high concentrations and is in no way harmful to people.