Description

This used to be home to the Modoc Native Americans, and this campground really lets you experience how it feels to live surrounded by diverse wildlife and amazing lava beds (not for sleeping on). Indian Wells is the only campground at Lava Beds, right next to the visitor’s center and the caves, so it’s easy to spend the day exploring the park and then return to your tent. It Continue reading...
This used to be home to the Modoc Native Americans, and this campground really lets you experience how it feels to live surrounded by diverse wildlife and amazing lava beds (not for sleeping on). Indian Wells is the only campground at Lava Beds, right next to the visitor’s center and the caves, so it’s easy to spend the day exploring the park and then return to your tent. It was constructed by the Civilian Construction Corps during the Great Depression, and the hand-built lava bed picnic tables that the CCC built are still standing 80 years later! If you have a large group coming, there is also a primitive group site that takes reservations. The more the merrier!
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
44
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 40 people per site
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Potable water available
Pets allowed
On leash
Bins available
Recycling bin, trash bin
Picnic table available
No RV hookup
Biking
Hiking
Horseback riding
Snow sports
Wildlife watching
Boating
Fishing
Paddling
Wind sports
OHV
Climbing
Surfing
Swimming
Whitewater paddling

The vibe at Indian Well Campground

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One of few places you can explore caves without a permit or tour guide. Equipment available to rent for the novice cave explorer. An amazing and humbling experience!

Park
Lava Beds National Monument
State
California
Phone Number
(530) 667-8100
Directions
View on Google Maps
Official Website
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Coordinates
41.718° N, 121.506° W
$10/night
RV / Trailer: 43 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)
$3/night
Tent Only - Group: 1 Site
(Up to 40 people per site)