Learn About the Park


Explore the links below to learn more about Lava Beds.

Science and Nature

Lava flows from the Medicine Lake Volcano shaped the Lava Beds landscape, creating a wide range of habitats for a diverse, and sometimes surprising, array of flora and fauna. View our nature page to learn more.

History and Culture

Humans have inhabited the Lava Beds area for at least 10,000 years. Cultural sites ranging from 6,000 year old pictographs and petroglyphs, to Modoc War sites from 1872-73, to artifacts left by early cave explorers in the 1920s can be found throughout the park. To learn more about the people who walked this land, visit our history and culture page.

Photos and more

Experience the park from afar! Check out our webcam, photo galleries, and more on our photos page.


Teachers, bring your students on a field trip to their outdoor classroom. Learn how to set up a field trip, request a ranger guided program, and much more on our education page.


View the latest press release or dig into archived news, either way you are likely to learn something new about Lava Beds National Monument when you visit the news page.

Last updated: December 6, 2015

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Contact Info

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P.O. Box 1240
Tulelake, CA 96134


530 667-8113

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