The National Park Service (NPS) is working servicewide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and using a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis. Based on guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, access to the park is as follows:
Bookstore and Visitor Center Restrooms are Open
The Craters of the Moon Natural History Association bookstore and restroooms are open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.daily. Bookstore and visitor center closed daily from 12:25 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. for cleaning.
The Loop Road Beyond Devil's Orchard is Currently Closed due to Winter Conditions
Seasonal Closure: The Loop Road opened to motorized vehicles on May 16 and will close by late November.
Although the theater is closed, you can still enjoy Craters of the Moon: The Movie! before or after your visit.
The Lava Flow Campground opened on May 30. Campsites are available on a first come-first served basis only in the Lava Flow Campground. As of Oct. 15th, water has been shut off in the campground for the season due to freezing nighttime temperatures.
All Caves are Closed
The park is assessing the status of the caves due to seismic activity north of the park. All caves remain closed until further notice.
North Crater Flow Nature Trail is Closed
All Monument trails are open except for the Caves Trail and the North Crater Flow Trail. The .25 mile long North Crater Flow Trail is closed due to construction activities which will result in an improved trail that is universally accessible to all people.
Last updated: October 26, 2020