CRATERS OF THE MOON NATIONAL MONUMENT AND PRESERVE
Did you know?
Craters of the Moon is a HUGE national monument! It is over 1,100 square miles (over 750,000 acres) which is roughly the size of Rhode Island. The young lava flows that make up the bulk of the Monument and Preserve can clearly be seen from space.
Today’s more than 750,000 acre National Monument and Preserve is cooperatively managed by the National Park Service and the Bureau of Land Management. There are 3 administrative units:
Craters of the Moon National Monument (National Park Service)
Part of the National Park System; no hunting or grazing are permitted here.
Craters of the Moon National Preserve (National Park Service)
Part of the National Park System; hunting is permitted here but no grazing.
Craters of the Moon National Monument (Bureau of Land Management)
Part of the National Landscape Conservation System; hunting and grazing are permitted here.
These three units work together to help preserve and protect this special landscape for present and future visitors to enjoy. As we cooperatively work together to preserve this park, we hope to have it stay a special and fascinating place for our visitors to observe all year round.