A Violent Past, Calm Present, and Uncertain Future...

Craters of the Moon is a vast ocean of lava flows with scattered islands of cinder cones and sagebrush. We invite you to explore this "weird and scenic landscape" where yesterday's volcanic events are likely to continue tomorrow... Read More

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Celebrate the NPS Centennial

There will be a variety of special events throughout 2016.

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Current Conditions

Check here for the latest information regarding road and facility seasonal closures.

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Outdoor Classroom

Plan a field trip or link to curriculum materials.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve
P.O. Box 29

Arco, ID 83213


(208) 527-1300
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