Lava Beds National Monument

Tulelake, CA

Wayside signage for Lava Beds National Monument

Scope: Interpretive Master Plan, Recommendations on How To Enhance The Visitor Experience

Download: Interpretive Master Plan

Lava Beds National Monument is located in the Klamath Basin, a remote area of far Northern California. The site is a dramatic blend of natural and cultural resources. Volcanic features, such as lava tube caves, make the monument a living laboratory for geological research. It is also a mecca for cavers. During the Modoc War of 1872-73, a small band of Modoc Indians held off a regiment of the the U.S. Army from the safety of the rugged volcanic terrain now known as Captain Jack’s Stronghold. Interpretive Solutions facilitated an interpretive plan that helps visitors to the park establish tangible connections to its landscape and dramatic history, and encourages an ethic of stewardship for National Park Service lands.