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People who go in caves must love this national monument. For those who don't, I cannot recommend... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
A hidden gem, well worth visiting

We visited here on 8/22/18 and initially thought we'd spend a couple of hours. Instead we ended up... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Peter K
Hurricane, Utah
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

1  Thank TeamRealMcCoy
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

1  Thank ptpm
Reviewed 28 August 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

2  Thank ASR_Oregon
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Before starting, should stop by visitor center for essential information. They will give out a map and cross out the caves that are not open. Headlamps or flashlights with high brightness are indispensable in complete darkness. There are caves that require a little hiking to...More

2  Thank SKY478
Reviewed 14 August 2018

The Lava Beds National Monument is a great opportunity for hiking in caves. Be sure to check in at the Visitor Center for maps and hiking/exploring info One thing to note: I'm not sure if the difficulty rating is lowered. The Mushpot Cave WAS a...More

2  Thank LindaSeattle
Reviewed 9 August 2018

My family spent a morning hiking around the various caves. It was a really hot day so hiking in the caves was nice. Our only problems were probably our fault but I think they could potentially have been avoided with some signs and guidance. Our...More

Thank JohnFromSantaClara
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

What is cool about this National Monument is that it has a little for everyone! The Lava Tubes are the main draw with easy to hard! You have a bunch to choose from on the 2 mile loop! If your not a caver than lots...More

Reviewed 1 August 2018

We truly hope that these areas of the wilderness will be indefinitely protected. The Lava Beds National Monument has much to offer for us. The Mammoth Crater’s impressive 36,000 year old vents created lava tubes. The lava tubes turned into caves. There are about 700...More

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20 November 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
24 June 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.
12 July 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.