Welcome to Lava Beds!

Lava Beds National Monument is a land of turmoil, both geological and historical. Over the last half-million years, volcanic eruptions on the Medicine Lake shield volcano have created a rugged landscape dotted with diverse volcanic features. More than 700 caves, Native American rock art sites, historic battlefields and campsites, and a high desert wilderness experience await you!

Photo by Kenneth Ingham

Lava Tube Caves

As lava flowed through the park and cooled it left behind caves waiting to be explored! Visit the visitor center before caving.

Illustration of Captain Jack's Stronghold during Modoc War

Modoc War of 1872-1873

During the Modoc War of 1872-1873, a small band of Modocs used their knowledge of the homeland's terrain to their tactical advantage.

Learn all about the many species of bats that can be found in our National Parks.

All About Bats

Learn all about the many species of bats that can be found in our National Parks.

Get your Every Kid in a Park pass today!

Every Kid in a Park

Calling all 4th graders! Get your Every Kid in a Park pass and visit the hundreds of natural, cultural, and historical NPS sites for FREE!

White-Nose Syndrome

White-Nose Syndrome

Learn more about how you can protect the bats of Lava Beds from white-nose syndrome.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 1240
Tulelake, CA 96134

Phone:

(530) 667-8113

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