Campgrounds

campsite with table, fire pit and cooking grill
Campsites includes table, fire pit and cooking grill.

Campground information:

Lava Beds has one campground, Indian Well Campground, located 1/2 mile (0.8 km) from the Visitor Center and cave loop. There are 43 sites available on a first-come, first serve basis. Sites can accommodate tents, pickup campers, small trailers and motor homes up to 30 feet. Note: not all sites can accommodate motor homes.

Sites are $10 per night, per site, and include a picnic table fire ring and cooking grill. Wood fires are permitted unless otherwise posted. Firewood may be available for purchase during the summer (to confirm, call the visitor center at 530-667-8113). Dead and down firewood can be collected on the nearby Modoc National Forest. Restrooms with water, sinks and flush toilets are available year round in the campground.

  • Quiet hours are from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. and all campground rules apply to groups.
  • Maximum 8 persons per site, 2 vehicles or 3 motorcycles
  • Maximum stay is 14 consecutive days in a 30-day period
  • Holders of an Access or Senior pass receive a 50% discount on their site
  • Pets are permitted in the campground, but must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet (1.8 m) Pets are not permitted in caves, trails or in buildings

  • Not Available: Showers, hookups, dump stations and amenities such as gas, and propane.
 
group campsite
Group campsite includes, picnic tables, 2 pit toilets, group fire ring, water spigot and large cooking grill
Group Campsite:

One group site is available for a minimum fo 15 campers, and a maximum of 40

  • Fee waivers are not available for the site
  • The group campground is gated, and one vehicle at a time is permitted for loading/unloading
  • All vehicles must be parked in the "A" loop overflow parking area, near the comfort station, or at the Visitors Center
  • Fees are per group per night: $3.00 per person, Minimum of $45, Maximum of $60
  • Reservation may be made up to 3 months in advance, call (530) 667-8113

Backcountry Camping
  • Free backcountry camping is permitted
  • Restrictions are in place for camping near developed areas and caves
  • Fires are prohibited and no surface water is available
  • No groups of more than 12 individuals are permitted
  • For details on regulations, camping etiquette, horses and natural hazards see the Wilderness Camping Brochure
 
campground map detailing site locations 1-43 in A and B camp loop.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 1240
Tulelake, CA 96134

Phone:

(530) 667-8113

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