Reservations possible?
RV Hookups
Potable water
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As the only developed campground in Craters of the Moon National Monument, Lava Flow Campground is justifiably popular with the one-nighters and other short-term campers. Sites are all first-come, first-served and turn over frequently. This is a spectacular campground, set among the volcanic rocks of the lava flow and offering great views of the surrounding hills.

There are two sections to the campground. The back section does not allow larger RVs and has small sites and sharp corners. The front section allows all campers and has some very long sites for RVs. All sites are set in black volcanic rock, and care should be taken in walking around or parking because these rocks are very sharp. Sites are paved with gravel tent pads, and there are vault toilets and drinking water.

Because this is a non-reserveable campground, early arrival is a good idea, but there is so much turnover that finding a spot is generally not difficult.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)


Parking Pass

National Park Pass


Only campground in Craters of the Moon. Set in the lava field. Near great hiking.


First-come, first-served only.

Pets allowed

Allowed with Restrictions

Managed by

National Park Service


ADA accessible
Flushing toilets
Vault toilet
Potable water
Picnic tables

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