Lava Beds National Monument


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Lava Beds National Monument:

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Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
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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