September at Craters

Looking for a early autumn getaway? COTM's Lava Flow Campground remains open and accessible until the road is covered with snow

Published online: Sep 12, 2018 Articles, East Idaho Outdoors, Road Trips
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As summer moves into autumn come out and enjoy the nice temperatures and sparse crowds in your national park. The Lava Flow Campground remains open and accessible until the road is covered with snow. 

Daily, Visitor Center: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. through 9/23; 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. after that

View exhibits and audio-visual presentations to learn more about your national monument. There are also publications on sale in our bookstore about the cultural and natural history of the park and the region.

Daily, Ranger guided Walks and Talks: Cave Walks @ 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Patio Talks @ 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. through 9/23

Explore a lava tube cave with a Ranger or join us for a short introductory presentation on the Visitor Center patio. Call or check out our interactive event schedule for details:

September 22, A Park Ranger’s Guide to Photography: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Retired park ranger and nature photographer Douglass Owen will present tips, techniques, and practices to improve your nature photography with whatever camera gear you have. Class is sponsored by the Craters of the Moon Natural History Association and will be held in the Craters of the Moon visitor center.  Class is free, but a suggested donation of $10 to support school visits to the park is recommended.  Reservations are required and the class is limited to 30 people, contact the park at (208)527-1330 or to make a reservation.

September 22 & November 11, Fee Free!
Craters of the Moon National Monument will join all national parks across the country in waiving entrance fees to celebrate National Public Lands Day (9/22) and honor our veterans (11/11).  

September 23 - Full Moon Hike: 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Explore this unearthly landscape under a full moon on a 1-mile evening hike. Wear sturdy shoes, and bring snacks, water, and a jacket. Reservations are required by calling 208-527-1335 or contact us by email: Meet at the Tree Molds Parking Lot.


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