5 Great Volcano Locations for Camping

Want to get your kids super excited about vacation this year?  How about camping on a volcano?  Not only are visions of erupting volcanoes exciting for kids, but people of all ages will enjoy the variety of volcanic terrains and geothermal features like geysers and hot springs.  The environment around a volcano is filled with many ecosystems, creating exciting opportunities to see nature and wildlife.  Here are just a few places you might consider for your next adventure from the team at Duraflap Drill-Less Mudflaps.

See a volcano up close and personal at one of our five favorite destinations:

  1. Yellowstone National Park.  Featuring 2,000 campsites over 12 campgrounds, Yellowstone National Park is one of the most well-known active volcanoes in the United States.  As the land plates stretched and moved over 30 million years ago, this area of Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming thinned and exposed plumes of hot magma to melt through the Earth’s crust.  Rather than being a majestic, tall volcanic structure, Yellowstone is a giant, simmering collapsed caldera.  Bring your camera to take pictures or video footage of Old Faithful, the most famous geyser in the world that erupts an average of 20 times per day.
  2. Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument.  For those who lived in Washington, Oregon, and Northern California in 1980, the eruption of Mount St. Helens on May 18 was a truly historic event.  A magnitude 5.1 earthquake shook the ground as the mountain’s north side crumbled away.  Lava flows and a monstrous plume of ash erupted from the earth destroying over 200 homes and 4.7 billion board feet of timber.  The event was the largest volcanic eruption in the modern history of the U.S.  Today, the park welcomes visitors to camp on or near the actual blast zone at one of the campsites off State Route 504.  If you’re feeling adventurous, grab your hiking boots and take the trail up to the summit.
  3. Crater Lake National Park.  Located within the crest of the Cascade Range in Southern Oregon, this stunning blue lake sits within the collapsed caldera of Mount Mazama.  About 7,700 years ago, Mount Mazama erupted and weakened the structure of the landscape.  The top of the mountain collapsed, creating a five to six-mile wide and nearly a mile deep caldera.  Today, it is filled with crystal clear water and is the deepest lake in the United States.
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    Black volcanic rock and lava flow fields in Craters of the Moon National Monument

    Craters of the Moon.   Visit a site that looks so out-of-this-world that NASA uses it as a natural environment to train astronauts to trek on the moon.  Located in Idaho, the Craters of the Moon is adjacent to the White Knob and Pioneer Mountains.  The land size of the field is 620 square miles and contains more than 60 discernible lava flows.  Its believed that eight eruptive episodes occurred between 15,000 and 2,000 years ago to create the field’s topography.  The park welcomes campers from April to November at each of its two campgrounds.

  5. Katmai National Park.  For those looking for an extensive road trip, Katmai National Park in Alaska is worth every mile.  Campers will enjoy viewing wildlife roaming the landscape amongst fourteen volcanoes within the park, including some of the most active volcanoes in the United States.  These volcanoes are part of the “Ring of Fire” and formed when oceanic crust melted as it plunged beneath the continent.  Camping here is an extreme sport, but for those with the experience, it’s one of the most rewarding places to visit.

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