Plan Your Visit

Planning a trip is half the fun! Explore the links below for ideas for a fun and safe visit.

For further information, please contact us by phone or email.
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Basic Information

Hours of operation and seasonal information

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Current Conditions

Check the status of roads, trails, & campgrounds.

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Fees & Passes

Information about entrance fees and park passes

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Park Map

Explore maps of Craters of the Moon

The Craters of the Moon entrance sign
Directions & Transportation

Getting here and where to park

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Things to Do

Different ways to explore Craters of the Moon

A family hikes down the bare cinder slope of Inferno Cone
Places to Go

Travel the Loop Road or explore off the beaten path

Photo of the Craters campground, with tents nestled among lava rock

Information about camping at Craters

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Tips for visiting Craters with pets

A visitor stands inside a lava tube, under a large opening to the surface

Tips for a safe and enjoyable visit

Visitors walk along a paved trail to and from a small spatter cone.

Information on trails and services for visitors with disabilities.

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Click the image to download a digital copy of the Park Guide [1.19 MB]

Guide to the Southern Idaho National Parks

The Guide to the Parks for southern Idaho is now available as a digital download! Use the guide to start planning your visit to Craters of the Moon, along with our neighboring parks: City of Rocks National Reserve, Minidoka National Historic Site, and Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument. Free printed copies are also available at each visitor center.

Download a Digital Copy [1.19MB]

Last updated: June 16, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve
1266 Craters Loop Road
P.O. Box 29

Arco, ID 83213


208 527-1300

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