Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve

Superintendent Name: 
Douglas Neighbor
Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve is comprised of a vast ocean of lava flows with scattered islands of cinder cones and sagebrush. Described as "weird and scenic" this landscape could erupt at any moment. Whether you like to ski, snowshoe, or just walk around and explore, there is something for visitors of all abilities and interests to enjoy.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
304727
Highest Point: 
Pioneer Mountains
Highest Point Elevation: 
7729 feet
Visitor Count: 
176998
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Coyote Butte; Bearsden Waterhole; Little Prairie Waterhole; Yellowjacket Waterhole; Echo Crater;
Entrance Fees: 
Individual Pass (valid for seven days): $4; Vehicle Pass (valid for seven days): $8
Nearest Major City: 
Arco, ID
Gateway Communities: 
Arco, ID; Carey, ID; Moore, ID; Picabo, ID
Nearby Airports: 
Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN); Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA)