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Lava Beds National Monument

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Lava Beds National Monument is home to North America’s largest number of lava tube caves, with more than 25 caves open to the public. If you plan on exploring the caves, stop at the Visitor Center for information and to ensure you are prepared and for interactive displays of the area’s geology. Free guided tours are offered in summer. For those fascinated by Native American rock art, you will find the largest collection at Petroglyph Point than anywhere else in California. There is a fee to enter Lava Beds National Monument which makes the America the Beautiful Annual Pass a great value.

When heading south on CA-139, drive down Hill Road/Lava Bed National Monument Road. When heading north on CA-139, turn right onto Tionesta Road to Hill Road/Lava Bed National Monument Road.

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