Planning a visit in the near future? This webpage describes what is open and closed in the park right now. After reading this page, feel free to call us at 530-667-8113 if you have any questions. We can be reached by phone 10 am - 4 pm daily, unless the visitor center is closed.
COVID StatusAs of August 8, 2022 Siskiyou County is rated as moderate on the CDC’s COVID-19 Community Level data tracker. Until further notice wearing masks is optional.
Loop A :Open
Loop B: Open
Group Site: Open (Requires reservation and a minimum of 15 people)
Road Construction Update
A parkwide pavement project began in June 2022 and will continue throughout September 2023. Work will generally be done Monday through Friday from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm. Work will not typically occur on weekends and holidays. Visitors should expect up to 30-minute delays. We also ask that visitors please follow posted traffic signs and obey the instructions of the flaggers.
Current Road Condtions: All roads in the park are open except for the road to Merrill Ice Cave. Some trailhead parking areas and sections of road throughout the park are currently dirt/gravel due to an ongoing parkwide pavement project.
For a better overview of road conditions near Lava Beds, please use the links below.
Current Air QualityAt Lava Beds National Monument particles, nitrogen, and ozone affect natural resources including vegetation and wildlife, and visibility of scenic vistas. Visit these following links to look at air quality and smoke forecasts for Lava Beds. View More Data
Current Trail Closures-
Current Cave Closures-
Caves may be closed seasonally, or year round, depending on several reasons. Currently the following caves are closed.
For more info on Lava Beds cave closures please visit our caving page.
Current Wildfire Closures-
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Last updated: October 1, 2022