This timed reservation provides for parking one vehicle for up to 1.5 hours from your selected arrival time. Depart the parking lot no later than 1.5 hours after scheduled arrival time. Tickets are only valid for the day and time listed on the ticket.
Please have a printed or digital copy of your ticket available to be checked at the site.
Recreation.gov is the only valid source for obtaining a ticket to Lava River Cave. Permits are non-transferrable
In addition to a timed reservation ticket, a valid recreation pass is required at the cave. A Northwest Forest Pass annual or day pass, America the Beautiful Interagency Pass, Newberry National Volcanic Monument 3-day is required at Lava River Cave. Passes are sold onsite. This day pass requirement is in addition to the $2 ticket reservation fee. For more information on valid passes, visit: https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/r6/passes-permits/recreation
To ensure resource protection and visitor safety, a ten-minute (10) orientation is required for all visitors. In the interest of preventing the spread of White-nose syndrome to bats that reside in the Cave, we require that you do not wear or bring into the cave any clothing or gear you have used in any other cave or mine.
Pets, food and drink are prohibited at Lava River Cave. Picnic facilities are available at nearby Lava Lands Visitor Center.