7.4 Good
Tulelake, California

Lava Beds National Monument - Indian Wells Campground

Tulelake, California

Tulelake, California
Phone: (530) 667-8113

Sites: 43
Recent Rate: $5 9/2015

Latitude: 41.717408722354
Longitude: -121.50412665533

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

5 Reviews

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $5.00
Overall Rating:      

I could spend a week here , so much to see & do! Rangers were very friendly & helpful.
Good Verizon cell serivce , not for big rigs , tents on the A loop & everyone else on the B loop I think.
It's dry camping but in the junipers on a mountain with a view. Clean quiet enjoyable , I will return on any trip to Reno or not! We camped at Lava Beds National Monument - Indian Wells Campground in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
18 B
Site Surface
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Hike the many trails to the caves....

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed here a few weeks ago. if you are spending a few days in the park, it's the place to camp (Tule lake is a good 30 minute drive away). As another reviewer pointed out, the sites are a little awkward but everyone makes it work without hassle. We stayed in kind of a curbside spot which was fine for our trailer and we could still pull our vehicle up to the side. There were also back in and pull through sites - several sites for sure were really only suitable for tent camping. Restrooms were really clean. There were lots of flies, so beware. The rating takes into account the location - the caves are really neat to check out, you can access several without being in super great shape (we did it with our kids). We also hiked the cinder cone with the fire lookout tower - the ranger up there was really nice! If you have kids, be sure to do junior ranger program! We camped at Lava Beds National Monument - Indian Wells Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice rugged campground in Lava Beds NM. Dry camping. They don’t take reservations, but I was told on the phone that the campground was not busy, except for holidays - when we arrived in the late afternoon, on a Tuesday, we were lucky to find a spot for our RV! The campground was already ¾ full, and more people were arriving. Most sites are geared towards tents, but many people had trailers, pop-ups, and few other motorhomes, too. The south entrance road to the park is in poor condition, but passable. The lava caves are fun to explore, and the park people were very helpful. If you don’t have flashlights, the park service will lend them to you. Some of the caves are quite cold inside. We would stay here again. We camped at Lava Beds National Monument - Indian Wells Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 174
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $5.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is located in the Lava Beds National Monument. The campground is old and small, but located in a beautiful and unique area that features fascinating geological formations and interesting human history. The sites are quite small and it's difficult to tell where one begins and another ends, but everyone seemed pretty casual about just fitting their rig in however they could without blocking the access roads. The campground is situated in a hilly location and many of the sites would present leveling difficulties for an RV, but would not be a problem for tents. We were able to get a pull through site that was fairly level. Since the sites are small and the roads twisty and narrow I wouldn't recommend this campground to anyone with a big rig. There are no hook-ups, but there is water available and flush toilets. If you enjoy "roughing it" in beautiful natural surroundings, you'll like this campground. A feature of the park that many come for is the abundance of lava tubes and caves open for exploring. We would like to return to this campground and see more of the monument some day. The rate we paid was half-off the normal rate of $10 a night because we have a Golden Age pass. We camped at Lava Beds National Monument - Indian Wells Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2006 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Indian Wells campground is located within the monument. The sites are geared for tenters, but there are sites that rv's can pull adjacent to. The restrooms are simple, and there is piped water. The highlight of this location is the monument itself. A number of lava tubes (caves) to explore. The lava tubes also provide great relief from the high summer temps. Would visit and stay again. We camped at Lava Beds National Monument - Indian Wells Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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