Flow patterns at sunrise

Flow patterns at sunrise at Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve.

As summer winds down, Craters of the Moon park will host ranger-guided walks and other events, said a press release, and the Visitor Center is open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Sept. 28 and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. there after.

You can view exhibits and audio-visual presentations to learn more about the park, plus, there are publications for sale in the bookstore about the cultural and natural history of Craters of the Moon and the region. In addition, also through Sept. 28, are ranger-guided walks and talks.

Climb a volcano, explore a lava tube or attend a presentation. And, on Sunday, Aug. 25, National Park Service Birthday, there is no admission fee. Celebrate the 102nd anniversary of the National Park Service with a visit to Idaho’s largest national park unit. Entrance is free to all National Park System areas on this day.

Upcoming events include:

  • Sept. 28: Nature Photography Workshop: 1p.m. – 4 p.m. Douglass Owen, a retired park ranger, naturalist, educator and photographer, will present this 3-hour workshop. His book, a “Park Ranger’s Guide to Nature & Wildlife Photography” was published in 2019 and is available in the bookstore. Learn techniques and practices to improve your photographs. Event is sponsored by the Craters of the Moon Natural History Association and will be held in the Craters of the Moon visitor center theater. Reservations are required and the class is limited to 32 people, contact the park at (208)527-1335 or crmo_information@nps.gov to make a reservation.
  • September 28 & 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 (9/28) and to honor our veterans (11/11-12).
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