Lava Beds National Monument - Tulelake, CA
Lava Beds National Monument is a land of turmoil, both geological and historical. Over the last half-million years, volcanic eruptions on the Medicine Lake shield volcano have created a rugged landscape dotted with diverse volcanic features. More than 700 caves, Native American rock art sites, historic battlefields and campsites, and a high desert wilderness experience await you!
There is so much to do and see at the Lava Beds! The monument’s two main attractions are Modoc War historical sites and lava tube caves.
Throughout the summer we offer special events, ranging from Astronomy Day, Night Sky, and Jr. Ranger Day. There are over 22 developed caves and over, 700 discovered caves within Lava Beds National Monument. When caving we recommend that you wear appropriate safety gear including long sleeves, long pants, closed-toed shoes or boots, gloves, kneepads and helmets.