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Amazing Caves

This out of the way Monument is well worth the trip. There are so many caves you can explore. And... read more

Reviewed November 5, 2018
Boise, Idaho
Awesome Caves are Best Enjoyed when You are Prepared

Since we had our Senior National Parks Pass, we got in for free. Unlike most caves and caverns we... read more

Reviewed November 4, 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lava beds are interesting and the caves (lava tunnels) an interesting experience if you've never done them. But it's quite a long drive (and especially, quite a long detour if you're thinking of visiting it "on the way" between other attractions, like we did).

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Roark55
Reviewed November 9, 2018

We have visited several volcanic sites and this one is interesting, but not spectacular. Stopped after leaving the Tulelake NWR.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Richard R
Reviewed November 5, 2018

This out of the way Monument is well worth the trip. There are so many caves you can explore. And they by far, have the best signage in the park system.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Boisenb
Reviewed November 4, 2018

Since we had our Senior National Parks Pass, we got in for free. Unlike most caves and caverns we have visited, most of the lava tubes and caves are not lit. You will be given a large flashlight and map, and asked if you also...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DebWong51
Reviewed November 2, 2018

The caves are really amazing and fun to explore! We were only able to spend a little time in several caves but plan to return someday and spend a lot more time here! The visitors center is excellent with an exhibit that tells you about...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lonil990
Reviewed October 11, 2018

People who go in caves must love this national monument. For those who don't, I cannot recommend this place. I admit I did enjoy walking in MUSHPOTS, which is a lava tube cave, and the Visitors Center is very nice and the staff are helpful....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 19, 2018

We visited here on 8/22/18 and initially thought we'd spend a couple of hours. Instead we ended up spending the entire day. The monument was about 45 min. to an hour from Klamath Falls. Going to LB you pass by the Tule Lake wilderness refuge....More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Peter K
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

We’ve now nearly completed the great Circle of Discovery route (Oregon Caves National Monument, Redwoods National Park, Whiskeytown Recreational Area, Lassen Volcanic National Park, Lava Beds National Monument/Tulelake Segregation Center and Crater Lake National Park) with our visit to Lava Beds National Monument, and this...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank TeamRealMcCoy
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Little-visited and remote, Lava Beds National Monument was a terrific family destination this summer. As the signs say, visit the Visitor Centre first for a permit, a map and details of the level of difficulty of each of the underground caves. Buy a bump cap...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank ptpm
Reviewed August 27, 2018

there are many caves. You want to get here at 9am when the visitor center opens. You can borrow fully charged lanterns for free (which is nice). there is a loop around the visitor center that you can do in the morning. I went there...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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November 19, 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.
Joyce J
June 23, 2017|
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Response from Kathie S | Reviewed this property |
We took our dog a couple of times. He had to be on a leash. No dogs in the caves, He did fine, and so did we.
July 11, 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.