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Reviewed 1 week ago

The natural formations along the trail tour are amazing. The site used by the Modoc Indians to hide and defend their position during the Modoc War is extraordinary. The self guided tour is well done with a booklet of historical events to note along the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Andrea W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm in 2 minds here, we saw interesting things and enjoyed the visit and the park overall. However it was such along way to go it made it almost not worth it. In fact we almost turned around. We approached the park from the end...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sonjabs
Reviewed 30 November 2018

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 10 November 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 6 November 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 5 November 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 3 November 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 12 October 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
Thank JuneNY
Reviewed 20 September 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 19 September 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
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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.