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Lava Beds National Monument

Tulelake, CA 96134
+1 530-667-8113
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If You Love Caves, You Will Love This

This is a great way to spend a day, and you can spend an entire day here, depending upon how much... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
wardgarner
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Castro Valley, California
Awesome and Amazing (said the teens)

We enjoyed our family trip to explore the Lava Beds Caves. We spend the entire day hiking (opening... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2018
SJCali
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“skull cave” (25 reviews)
“visitor center” (81 reviews)
“golden dome” (22 reviews)
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Tulelake, CA 96134
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+1 530-667-8113
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"ice cave"
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"above ground"
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"wildlife refuge"
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"historical sites"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great way to spend a day, and you can spend an entire day here, depending upon how much caving you want to do. Start at the Visitor Center and pick up a cave map. (They also loan out flashlights, and you can't...More

Thank wardgarner
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our family trip to explore the Lava Beds Caves. We spend the entire day hiking (opening to closing) and exploring many of the caves. We explored 12 of the caves and still did not see them all. We highly recommend that you take...More

2  Thank SJCali
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Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

What a surprise. We were not expecting caving to be so funny and interesting. The park is well organized and there are many different caves to explore. At the visitor center it is possible to borrow a flashlight and general information. We were supposed to...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

If you don't mind camping, this is the place to come. There are a lot of lava tube caves to explore, some really easy, others where you have to climb or crawl. Bring light sources, helmet, knee pads, you are good to go. Of course,...More

Thank Kathie S
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

This was one of our many stops on our National Parks of Northern CA/Southern OR trip. Honestly, I didn't expect to enjoy this so much - thought it would be a quick drive through and then I can check it off of places I've been...well...it...More

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Reviewed 28 October 2017

Lava Beds was more than I expected. Don't let the name fool you. Having self guided caves to explore and battlefields, the park offers a lot of activities for everyone.

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Travelling through here on way to Reno and decided to make a full day and camp overnight. Campgrounds are basic but very nice and the night sky is breathtaking. Lava tube caves are numerous and graded by their difficulty. Probably one of the best and...More

Thank James H
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

there are so many caves to explore and of varying levels of expertise. bring a hard hat and a flash light. then stay at the campground- it is so dark at night the milky way is dazzling. if, like me, you travel with your dogs,...More

Thank nancy h
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

September 3, 2017 - We purposely drove from Klamath Falls to visit Lava Beds National Monument and we are glad we did. Lava Beds National Monument is what I consider a "sleeper" National Park/Monument site because it will definitely surprise you with the variety of...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Fantastic visit where I learnt about and explored Lava tubes. These are such unique geological features, and so impressive. Suggest to start with a visit to the visitor center. The rangers can guide you with the best activities for your interests and available time. I...More

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J K
19 November 2017|
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Response from James H | Reviewed this property |
They are open all year but hours are shortened during winter. Check out their website for more info.
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Joyce J
23 June 2017|
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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
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Fyrestorm82
11 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.
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