Basic Information


Here are the basics:

  • Access to the monument is closed unless on a ranger guided tour.
  • There are no fees to the monument, but the Tulelake-Butte Valley Fairgrounds Museum does have an entrance fee.
  • Cell phone service can be unreliable.
  • Check out our visitor center for more information.

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Air Quality

On days when air quality reaches ‘Hazardous”, i.e. over 301 AQI, all non-emergency outdoor activities must stop, and moved to an indoor setting.

We have an internet-connected air monitoring device running at the Research Center now. Here’s a link to view our live air quality data:

Real-time air quality map

Last updated: July 1, 2021

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 1240
Tulelake , CA 96134


(530) 260 0537
or call (530) 667 8113 for the Lava Beds National Monument Visitor Center.

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