4 of us went on a snowy day and had so much fun. Some of the caves we explored were very icy and it made for some tricky cave time but we made it safely. I highly recommend very sturdy shoes and bright flash lights and be prepared for a great time
This place is very underrated and I hesitated about reviewing it for fear it becomes popular. We stayed here in mid-autumn 2016, camping for about a week. The campground is nice, both areas. There's water and plumbed bathrooms. The A loop has some sites with outstanding views, and virtually every site is great for stargazing. The big attraction here is... 更多
My family and I had a great time at Lava Beds National Monument in November. I have two boys. 8 and 11. The weather was sunny and cool and the crowds were almost nonexistent. We were able to climb into and explore five caves during our day trip. (Three hours from Redding, CA). The rangers were extremely friendly and the... 更多
We stayed for a few nights and lucked into one of the best campsites in the campground overlooking the lovely valley. After arriving late and enjoying a small glass from our chairs admiring the view, we woke up the next morning and visited caves all day. We just got our lantern back 10 minutes before the park service folks closed... 更多
Our favorites: Golden Dome, Sentinel and Valentine. If you have kids, let them do the junior ranger program and get their patches for Lava Beds and for Cave Explorer. I definitely recommend bringing a helmet and flashlight. You can buy helmets at the visitor center.
We went thanks to the recommendation of a local hotel clerk, and it was a great decision. The place is a living geology gem. There so are many different caves, well, lava tubes actually, that the time you think you'll spend ends up being not enough. Staff in the visitor center is very helpful and knowledgeable. Definitely a place to... 更多
We did a couple of lava tubes of varying degrees of difficulty in a day. They are all fairly short, so many can be done. Helmets, knee pads and gloves are an absolute must if you want to really explore the tubes. The varying colors and textures of the tubes were fascinating! The bacterial mats shimmered like gold with our... 更多
Interesting to see, but in a very remote location. From the entrance, it's a long drive to the Visitor's Center. We gave up about the halfway there and turned around. There are caves to explore, but you have to get permits from the remote Visitor Center, then return to where the caves are.
I came here not knowing what to expect with my husband and brother, we are in our mid 20's and looking for a little adventure! We came for the afternoon. Oh my gosh it was one of the coolest experiences! We went in probably 7 caves. The first time we went in a cave was the golden dome, my heart... 更多