Basic Information

loop road

Welcome to Craters of the Moon

The park is open every day. Some park facilities and the loop road are closed during the winter. Visit Current Conditions and Operating Hours & Seasons for more information.

When the loop road is open to automobile traffic an entrance fee is charged. Find out more on the Fees and Passes page.

Permits & Reservations are required for some activities and facilities.

Pets are welcome in the campground and in parking lots and paved roads but not in the visitor center or on NPS Monument trails (with the exception of service animals). For the protection of your pet and park wildlife, pets must be kept on a leash at all times.

Basic Information in a variety of languages is available on the Languages page.


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Last updated: February 8, 2019

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Mailing Address:

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

Arco, ID 83213


(208) 527-1300

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