Park elevations range from 4,000 to 5,700 feet. Cold weather is possible any time of year, and snow has been recorded in all months. Winter daytime highs average 40°F; lows average 20°F. Morning fog is frequent from autumn through spring. Summer daytime highs average 75° to 80°F; lows average 50°F. Occasional thunderstorms occur in summer.
Lava Beds Entrance Fee - $20.00
The entrance fee is good for 7 days and can be paid for with cash, check, or credit card. Entrance fee is per vehicle.
Lava Beds & Crater Lake Annual Pass - $40.00
The annual pass is good for one year at both Lava Beds and Crater Lake.
Lava Beds is home to one visitor center located at the south end of the park, near cave loop road. An entrance station is located at the north end of the park, but is only open in the summer. As you drive through the park you can find information kiosks with park maps at Petroglyph Point, and Gillem's Camp.