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Lava Beds NM | CA Boondocking

Updated: Mar 12, 2021

We were so lucky to find this spot just minutes outside of the park. Tucked in the forest among large lava rocks is this peaceful getaway. There are many spots along the roads leading up to the park so keep your eyes peeled. We stayed three nights and arrived mid-week during crummy weather. We think this helped us snag this spot which would likely otherwise have been taken.


Location: 41.676094, -121.450725

Length We Stayed: 3 Nights

Solitude: Plenty of pull outs and space

Services: No services, dry camping

T-Mobile Coverage: No service

Time of year we stayed: May

There were several sites all around the forest roads leading up to the park. There are no services so it is purely dry camping but we really enjoyed it. If you have never been to this National Monument you are in for a treat. It was remarkable and we had a blast discovering the various caves. This park has so much to offer and in our opinion so under rated. You can wander through the caves without a guide which the kids thought was amazing. They also did extra Junior Ranger badges here besides just the park one. We would love to visit here again.





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