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Lava Beds National Monument

Tulelake, CA 96134
+1 530-667-8113
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Great Surprise

About an hour south of Klamath Falls, we saw the signs for this monument on the way from Lake Tahoe... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
hugsforall3
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Birmingham, Alabama
Spelunker's Paradise

They have a wide range of caves to explore. There is something for everyone from the novice to the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
John E
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Santa Rosa, California
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“skull cave” (25 reviews)
“golden dome” (23 reviews)
“visitor center” (81 reviews)
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Tulelake, CA 96134
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+1 530-667-8113
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"ice cave"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

About an hour south of Klamath Falls, we saw the signs for this monument on the way from Lake Tahoe to Crater Lake. We are so glad we took a chance and stopped at it. The history of the formation of the lava beds and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have a wide range of caves to explore. There is something for everyone from the novice to the hard core.

Thank John E
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lassen Volcanic is an unusual and uncrowded national park experience. Plenty of hiking available and the opportunity to see some geothermal activity up close and personal. Stay in the inn on the park grounds. It is like a ranch of sorts and has a nice...More

Thank Philip K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The lava caves are fun and there is Native American rock art in rock arches. The park staff are helpful and can provide torches (or flashlights if you are American) to hire. The absolute highlight was the golden bacteria colonies in Golden Dome cave, they...More

2  Thank Steve W
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

Lava Beds is one of those places which just kind of catches you off guard. You drive for a while and when you get there you don't see much on the top. But when you descend into some of the caves and wonder freely popping...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

This country is so blessed with great natural Beauty. I encourage you to go to this lesser visited national park. It's beautiful and amazing. You have the opportunity to do caving at all experience levels. You can get lamps at the park but it might...More

2  Thank inWoodbridge
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

This is a great way to spend a day, and you can spend an entire day here, depending upon how much caving you want to do. Start at the Visitor Center and pick up a cave map. (They also loan out flashlights, and you can't...More

2  Thank wardgarner
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our family trip to explore the Lava Beds Caves. We spend the entire day hiking (opening to closing) and exploring many of the caves. We explored 12 of the caves and still did not see them all. We highly recommend that you take...More

4  Thank SJCali
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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

What a surprise. We were not expecting caving to be so funny and interesting. The park is well organized and there are many different caves to explore. At the visitor center it is possible to borrow a flashlight and general information. We were supposed to...More

1  Thank 01649409
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

If you don't mind camping, this is the place to come. There are a lot of lava tube caves to explore, some really easy, others where you have to climb or crawl. Bring light sources, helmet, knee pads, you are good to go. Of course,...More

1  Thank Kathie S
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J K
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.
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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.
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Fyrestorm82
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.
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