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Lava Beds National Monument

Tulelake, CA 96134
+1 530-667-8113
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More to see than I thought

This park is located about 14 miles or so off the main road. We went here because we have an annual... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Forest Lake, Minnesota
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More to see than expected!! Take flashlights.

Went to oregon to Crater Lake and had extra time, so ventured down to Lava beds. What a great... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Culebra, Puerto Rico
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Tulelake, CA 96134
+1 530-667-8113
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This park is located about 14 miles or so off the main road. We went here because we have an annual pass. I wasn't expecting what the park had to offer. After checking in at visitor center & borrowing 2 flashlights for free we headed...More

Thank tokanier
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went to oregon to Crater Lake and had extra time, so ventured down to Lava beds. What a great surprise> We had no idea of the massive cave system that you can go thru. Different levels of caves. Undortunatley, I did not do my homework...More

Thank twoscratchy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With over 800 caves from volcanic pipes this is a very interesting if a bit out of the way National Monument. While visiting the visitors center we signed up for a guided hike of the Golden Cave, an hour long guided tour that was not...More

1  Thank David J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love seeing the natural beauty of this earth. Seeing the lava beds is something our whole family enjoyed doing. Remember to be prepared. The lava tubes are cold and dark. Jackets and flashlights as well and good shoes are a must. There are no...More

Thank Karen J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place for a young adults, families to visit. Many caves (lava tubes) available to explore, at different levels of difficulty. Staff will help pick which caves are best suited for your experience. Stop at the visitor center first to get your...More

Thank LadyDiSLC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Three friends took an afternoon trip. We had time for four of the easier caves. My favorite was the "Gold Dome" because of the amazing sparkly organisms that live on the cave ceiling. Even though it was a hot day, the caves were cool. Wear...More

Thank pdxpoet
Reviewed 13 July 2017

There are hundreds of caves, rock forts, petroglyphs, acres of lava, deer, cougars, bobcats, snakes and lizards, hundreds of species of wildlife, monarch butterfly migration, wildflowers. Presently there are large areas of blooming Indian Paintbrush. There are trails to several areas of the Modoc Indian...More

Thank JackLN
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Because my trip was after hours, there was no one at the entrance point. The sun was close to setting. But I could still see the landscape. There are interesting sites to see. It is about a ten Mile drive through the park. The most...More

1  Thank Susan M
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Lava Beds is pretty much in the middle of nowhere. I enjoyed it quite a bit, but I think it’ll be appreciated most if you aren’t driving out there just for that. We were driving from Grants Pass to Lassen Volcano so it was in...More

Thank David E
Reviewed 23 June 2017

The primary feature of this park are the caves (More Correctly Lava Tubes). There are over 700 in the park. Next to the visitor's center is Mushpot Cave which is lighted. All the others require a flashlight to navigate through. The park will lend out...More

Thank csarchibald
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Joyce J
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Response from kj6vx | Reviewed this property |
It is very remote with no real town nearby. But u might try Klamath Falls for a kennel
12 July 2015|
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Response from BeckyAurora | Reviewed this property |
I camped there in May and it wasn't busy. It also rained some that night though, and, if I remember correctly, I was there in the middle of the week. Being there more than a week before Memorial Day also helped.