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.
CampingA portion of Lava Beds campground is always open year round. The camping fee is $10 which can be paid at the campground information station. All sites are primitive and sites are first come first serve.
Loop A : Open
Loop B: Open
Group Site: Open (Requires reservation and a minimum of 15 people)
There are no current fire restrictions.
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.
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
Other Live Data for Air QualityMonitor Air Quality – Live Data: Entrance Station or Research Center
Current Cave Closures-
Caves may be closed seasonally, or year round, depending on several reasons. Currently, the following caves are closed:
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Last updated: May 25, 2023