Things To Do
Maybe you love caves, or you've never been in one. Or you're a history buff, love wildflowers, or just need a few hours of solitude in the wilderness away from the daily commute? Lava Beds is the place for you. Indoors or out, any time of year, there's always a variety of activites and events to keep you busy, interested, and amazed.
During the summer months various special events are offered ranging from Living History, Astronomy Day & Night Sky, and Jr. Ranger activities. Please visit our Special Events page for more about each event.
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.