• 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.

NPS

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?

Winecup clarkia

Winecup clarkia (Clarkia purpurea) is a distinct deep-purple flower with four rounded petals and minimal leaves. It blooms mid-spring, and is usually solitary.