Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve is one of the most unique landscapes in Idaho. The area was formed by volcanic activity between 2,000 and 15,000 years ago. During this time, eight major periods of volcanic eruptions created deep cracks in the earth and lava fields that grew to cover 618 square miles.
Today, visitors can explore these unique volcanic features over miles of hiking trails and roadways. The seven mile loop road through the park gives campers a great overview of the area. Then, dive in and hike the Caves Trail or Broken Top Loop Trail which connect with the five explorable caves at Craters of the Moon.
At night, the area is perfect for star gazing. Campers can see the Milky Way with binoculars or, on a good night, the naked eye.
During the winter months, the trails transform into tracks for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
Lava Flow Campground is open to RV campers May through November. The campground offers 42 sites with a limited number available to RVs and trailers. Sites are first come, first served. No hookups are available, but guests can access restrooms and drinking water. Each site includes a charcoal grill and picnic table.