Very long ago the beautiful Duck Creek Village area had another type of visitor: lava flows. The dark, jagged rocks that are spiked throughout many of the valleys are the remnants of this ancient landscape. The lava flows that bejeweled the areas were not from a specific volcano, but instead seeped up through the cracks in the crust of the earth. Some of the lava rock embedded in the area has been found to be less than 2000 years old, meaning that this area has some of the most recent volcanic activity reported in the country. Cooling lava and water formed caves that are present today. These caves would not be exposed without the help of small collapses in the surface that opened them to the world above. In Duck Creek Village’s surrounding areas visitors will find local caves including Mammoth Lava Tube Cave, Bowers Lava Tube Cave, and Ice Cave. Hundreds of miles of lava tubes are still undiscovered just beneath the ground. All of the area’s caves are accessible on dirt roads by car, atv, or hiking.