Lava Beds National Monument

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Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Lava Beds National Monument

Address:1 Indian Well Headquarters
Tulelake, CA 96134

Phone:530-667-8100
Web: www.nps.gov/labe/
Size: 46,560 acres.
Established: Proclaimed on November 21, 1925; transferred from Forest Service on August 10, 1933. Wilderness designated on October 13, 1972.
Location:In northern California, near the California-Oregon border. Visitors travelling south on Highway 139 (from Oregon) will see signs 4 miles south of Tulelake directing them into Lava Beds. Visitors travelling north on Highway 139 (from Alturas) will see signs 27 miles north of Canby directing them into Lava Beds.
Facilities:Campground (é), picnic area, rest rooms (é), visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Camping, hiking, cave tours, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, wildlife viewing, ranger-guided programs.
Special Features:Volcanic activity spewed forth molten rock and lava here, creating an incredibly rugged landscape -- a natural fortress used by the Indians in the Modoc Indian War, 1872-1873. The lava tube caves, of which there are more than 500 in the park, are a favorite underground destination for visitors to explore. Park also features a large concentration of raptor birds, including the bald eagle, that winters here in numbers greater than any place outside Alaska.

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References in classic literature ?
After resting an hour or two, driven to it by our torturing thirst, we went on, toiling painfully in the burning heat up the lava slopes, for we found that the huge base of the mountain was composed entirely of lava beds belched from the bowels of the earth in some far past age.
The book details the ModocAEs successful use of guerilla tactics in the lava beds of northern California and the killing of US General E.
He paints a detailed portrait of how fifty-two Modoc warriors held off a force of a thousand government soldiers in a deadly conflict that has also been called the Lava Beds War.
Hike through dense forest and ancient lava beds past two waterfalls.
Like those booklets describing the qualities of destination points served by the railroad lines, Modoc County's Board of Supervisors, "rooting for Modoc County, California," provided a strong sense of place throughout the pages of their brochure with numerous photographs and this map identifying the county's forests, lakes, valleys, lava beds, ice caves, and scenic areas, as well as hunting, fishing, and camping sites.
Grand Canyon National Park, Lava Beds National Monument, and Great Basin National Park are also seeking dark-sky designations--a distinction that serves to draw stargazing tourists and enhance awareness about night skies--awarded by the International Dark-Sky Association.
You'll be treated to a beautiful desert landscape set against a back drop of sand stone cliffs, rolling dunes and black lava beds. This private club also features a 13,000-square-foot sports and fitness center including tennis and volleyball courts and indoor and outdoor pools.
We stop to explore Lava Beds National Monument, flashlights in hand as we wander in a cool, deep cave, home to bats and year-round ice patches.
One of my favorite experiences was sliding belly-flat across a frozen floor of ice enjoying the twinkling ice crystals in a cave at Lava Beds National Monument, in Tulelake, Calif.
Climbing Mount Everest, for example, or taking to the deep sea in a submersible, or walking across newly laid-down lava beds in Hawaii--all have a certain exotic appeal.
From the Lava Beds at Tule Lake, one can view the broad panorama of the Klamath Basin where the long-ago volcanic explosion of ancient Mount Mazama created a complex ecosystem surrounding what is now known as Crater Lake.
[S] Lava Beds Restoration, Lava Beds National Monument, California.