All Facilities are open except for Caves and the North Crater Flow Trail
Loop Road is Open
The Loop Road opened to motorized vehicles on May 16.
Bookstore and visitor center Restrooms are Open
The Craters of the Moon Natural History Association bookstore and restroooms reopened on Saturday, June 13. Hours for these facilities are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily with extended hours until 6 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
Park Rangers are available to provide information and trip planning advice under the canopy on the visitor center patio from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays). View Craters of the Moon: The Movie! before or after your visit.
The Lava Flow Campground opened on May 30. Campsites are available on a first come-first served basis only in the Lava Flow Campground.
All Caves are Closed
All Monument caves are also closed due to the difficulty of social distancing within these confined spaces. Management is also evaluating potential damage from recent seismic activity and the safety of bat populations which are being affected by multiple health threats. All caves will remain closed until further notice.
North Crater Flow Nature Trail is Closed
All Monument trails are open except for the Caves Trail and the North Crater Flow Trail. The .25 mile long North Crater Flow Trail is closed due to construction activities which will result in an improved trail that is universally accessible to all people.
Last updated: July 8, 2020