Current Conditions - Craters of the Moon

The Loop Road Is Closed at Devil's Orchard Due to Snow

The Visitor Center and Campground are open and are accessible by vehicle. The Robert Limbert Visitor Center is open daily from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Check the weather forecast before travel as conditions can change rapidly this time of year.

Lava Flow Campground is open but water is off for the season (off-season rates apply). Only charcoal fires in designated grills are permitted in the campground. The separate Group Campground is closed for the season.

Due to hunting season, access to the
North End will be closed beginning October 10.

All caves are open for entry by permit only. Please obtain a required Cave Permit from the visitor center before entering any cave. In order to prevent the introduction of a bat-killing fungus into our caves, permits are only issued to parties that do not have any clothing or gear that has been in other caves outside of Craters of the Moon.


Click for a real-time view of U.S. Highway 20/26/93 with Big Cinder Butte in the distance. The NPS Monument entrance is located about 10 miles east of this web-camera.


Weather Forecast

Conditions can change rapidly this time of year.

Last updated: October 19, 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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