Lava Beds National Monument in northern California 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 800 caves, Native American rock art sites, historic battlefields and campsites, and a high desert wilderness experience await you.
All visitors at Lava Beds National Monument are required to pay an entrance fee. Please be prepared to show your hard copy pass or digital pass on your mobile device.
This pass is only valid for entrance fees at Lava Beds National Monument.All visitors 16 years of age and older are required to pay an entrance fee at Lava Beds National Monument. Please be prepared to show your physical pass or digital pass on your mobile device. Passes are non-transferrable, non-refundable, not replaceable if lost or stolen, and are void if altered or reproduced.
All 7-day passes are only valid for entrance at Lava Beds National Monument.
The annual pass is valid for entrance at both Lava Beds National Monument and Crater Lake National Park.
This pass may be upgraded at the Lava Beds Visitor Center, but it must be printed and returned before the expiration date.
Visitors may trade a paper Annual Pass for a wallet card that can be assigned to two people and used in any car. Please see a park ranger during your visit for details.
Lava Beds National Monument has instituted a screening procedure to help prevent the spread of white-nose syndrome, a fatal condition for bats exposed to the fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans. If you are planning on entering any cave within the park, please stop by the visitor center and/or screening location, complete this simple screening and obtain a "White-Nose Syndrome Screening Pass." Displaying this pass in your car window will show that you have been through the screening process and that you are helping protect the bats that live here.