Lava Flow CampgroundAs unique as its name, campsites are surrounded by a young lava flow. The campground is located near the visitor center and popular trails.
Campground opened on May 30. Campground generally closes when the Loop Road closes in late November.
(Road and campground closures are weather dependent. Check the Current Conditions page for updates.)
42 sites are available on a first come-first served basis; no reservations are accepted.
$15 per site during the main season and $8 per site when water is not turned on to the campground. The cost is half-price with Senior or Access passes. Pay with a credit card at any time on the automated fee machine located near the campground entrance. No fee charged during the very late and early seasons (November & April).
Nestled behind Sunset Cinder Cone about .75 miles up a gravel road on the north side of U.S. Highway 20/26/93, this is a great spot for group camping!
May 26 – September 30
Camping area for larger groups (maximum 30 people). Available by reservation only. Tent camping only, no RVs.
$30 per group (credit card only through Recreation.gov)
Wilderness and Backcountry Camping
Additional Camping Near Craters
Many more campgrounds and RV parks are located on the way to or from Craters.
Last updated: October 20, 2020