Park elevations range from 4,000 to 5,700 feet. Cold weather is possible any time of year, and snow has been recorded in all months. Winter daytime highs average 40°F; lows average 20°F. Morning fog is frequent from autumn through spring. Summer daytime highs average 75° to 80°F; lows average 50°F. Occasional thunderstorms occur in summer.
Although Lava Beds' weather is predictably unpredictable, you can get an idea of what the weather outside might be like from our Weather brochure. The weather underground is mild all year round!
You can also find a forecast for the Visitor Center area here: National Weather Service
Check California road conditions here: California DOT
Check Oregon road conditions here: Oregon DOT
Did You Know?
The Modoc lived a semi-nomadic lifestyle, spending their winters along the shores of the lakes and Lost River. During the rest of the year, they ranged throughout their territory collecting roots and berries, hunting, and fishing.