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
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
None
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 40 people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
On leash
Bins available
Recycling bin, trash bin
Picnic table available
Beach
Cave
Desert
Forest
Hot spring
Lake
Redwoods
River, stream or creek
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Biking
Hiking
Horseback riding
Snow sports
Wildlife watching
Boating
Fishing
Paddling
Wind sports
OHV
Climbing
Surfing
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
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Hipcamper LORI
Lori R.
recommends this listing.
October 12th, 2017

Bring boots -lava beds are sharp

Hipcamper Emily
Emily S.
recommends this listing.
March 1st, 2018

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!

Hipcamper Antonio N.
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September 18th, 2018
Hipcamper Elena B.
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April 4th, 2018
Hipcamper Christine  C.
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December 8th, 2017
Hipcamper Diana W.
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September 12th, 2017
Hipcamper Conor R.
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August 21st, 2017
Hipcamper Darrin L.
recommends this listing.
May 30th, 2017
Park
Lava Beds National Monument
State
California
Phone Number
(530) 667-8100
Directions
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Official Website
View Website
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)