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?
During the Modoc War about 150 Modoc men, women, and children lived in Captain Jack’s Stronghold, a natural lava fortress, for four months from November 1872 until April 1873.