• Schonchin Butte

    Lava Beds

    National Monument California

Outdoor Activities

A ladder leads deeper into a cave

A ladder leads deeper into a cave on Cave Loop.


Most of the activities available to visitors at the Lava Beds are "outdoors," though being in a cave can feel very "indoors." Please browse our online selection of brochures for more information.

Did You Know?

Pacific Coast Treefrog

Pacific coast treefrogs (Hyla regilla) are the only frogs at Lava Beds, but are common throughout the monument and prefer cool, moist caves entrances. They are usually seen after occasional summer rainstorms.