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Lava Beds National Monument

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Address: Tulelake, CA
Phone Number: 5306678113
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I always find a trip to the lavabeds exciting! You can always go exploring everything! Very neat place.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Lakeview, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I always find a trip to the lavabeds exciting! You can always go exploring everything! Very neat place.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We took a hike every morning to a different place and followed a ranger into a cave every afternoon for four days and easily could have spent another three or four days and never take the same hike or see the same cave. So give yourself some time here. It’s not on the way to anywhere, but it’s so worth... More 

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Hartsburg, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

If you've ever wanted to experience caving, this could be a safe intro to what it's like to be on your own in a cave. Granted, it's a developed cave in that there is a sort of trail to follow but it gets you a tiny idea. Very rocky in many places do wear hiking boots preferably mid or higher.... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We are not really into caves and only stopped here because it was on our way from Susanville, CA to Bend, OR and we had the time to do it. We only visited one cave, the one close to the visitor center that was very senior friendly. It's a short walk from the center, has very safe, short stairs down... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My husband and our two grandsons explored three caves in the lava beds then went on to explore the Modoc Indian and Calvary war area. It was most fascinating to everyone. The boys, ages 4 and 7 loved pretending to be Indians and soldiers. Don't miss this if you have boys. They loved it!

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Salem, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Unlike a regular vacation, expect to work hard enjoying this park. Compared to hiking, with caving you really have to watch your feet and your head so even an easy cave is a lot of work physically and mentally. If you're up to the task: advantages (compared to other places to cave): 1. This place is like the holy grail... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is an amazing natural wonder one should visit. We were initially thinking of stopping by for an hour or so. But ended up spending close to 3-4 hours. With this, we haven't even visited half of the caves. There were easy, moderate and tougher ones. The park visitor center has flash lights to rent. We tried 3 tough caves... More 

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MORENO VALLEY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Park here is full of lava caves and lava bridges. Many of them are easy to hike down into and fun to explore. Unique landscapes here. Lots of signs of previous habitation.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The park service does an excellent job of describing the various caves so that you can determine which caves are appropriate for your level. If anything, I thought they underestimated some of the difficulty levels a bit. It was great fun and the caves are so different! We are not spelunkers but had a great time exploring.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Amazing, wonderful and extraordinary place to visit. If you're claustrophobic and nyctophobic then cave exploration is not for you but just exploring the area and the view is unbelievable. There are Several trails for hikers.

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Address: Tulelake, CA
Phone Number: 5306678113
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Tulelake

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