Fee Increase Proposal

Cave Rover Crew 2014
The 1st ever Cave Rover staff was funded by entrance fees in 2014. The goal of the program is to put park staff in our must popular caves every day, all summer, providing visitors with the opportunity learn about caving safely and cave resources as they cave on their own.  Pictured: Intern Andrew, Ranger Eric, and Intern Priscilla

Lava Beds National Monument would like your feedback on possible fee increases in 2015. The current park entrance fees have been in place at Lava Beds since 2003.

Fee dollars at Lava Beds National Monument have made possible the development and installation of park-wide wayside exhibits and road signs, rehabilitation of the Schonchin Butte fire lookout, and vault toilets at Merrill cave, Skull cave and Gillem's Camp. The additional revenue raised by a fee increase would be used to continue replacement of outdated waysides, develop new interpretive materials, and fund other visitor service projects.


Entrance Fees

Entrance fees are not charged to persons under 16 years of age or holders of the America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes including the Annual Pass, Senior Pass, Access Pass or Military Pass. Lava Beds annual passes are also valid for one year from the month of purchase. These passes may be obtained at Lava Beds.

Entrance Current Fee

Proposed Fee

1-7 Day Vehicle Fee $10 $20
1-7 Day Individual Fee (hiker, bicyclist, horses) $5 $10
1-7 Day Motorcycle Fee $5 per person $15 per motorcycle
Lava Beds Annual Pass

$20 - Includes entrance to:

  • Crater Lake National Park

$40 - Would include entrance to:

  • Crater Lake National Park,
  • Lassen Volcanic National Park,
  • Whiskeytown National Recreation Area

Campground Fees

Campground fees will remain the same, at $10 per night / per site, accommodating up to eight people per site. The fee remains $5 per night / per site with a valid Senior or Access Pass. The one group site for groups of 15-40 people will remain at $3 per person / per night, with a maximum cost of $60.


How to Comment

Comments will be accepted between December 1 and December 30, 2014

Online https://parkplanning.nps.gov/labe

Subject: "fee increase"


Lava Beds National Monument
Re: Fee Increase Proposal
P.O. Box 1240
Tulelake, CA 96134


Fee Free Days in 2015

Entrance fees at all National Park Service sites will be waived on the following days in 2015:

January 19 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

February 14-16 - Presidents Day Weekend

April 18-19 - Fist Weekend of National Park Week

August 25 - National Park Service Birthday

September 27 - National Public Lands Day

November 11 - Veteran's Day

Camping and other use fees apply. Enjoy your parks!

Last updated: December 16, 2015

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 1240
Tulelake, CA 96134


(530) 667-8113

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