April 15, 2013
Darelene M. Koontz, 530-595-6102
Lassen Volcanic National Park celebrates National Park Week April 20 through April 28
with entrance fees being waived April 22 to April 26. Come celebrate National Park Week,
Earth Day, and National Junior Ranger Day in your national park.
National Park Week is an opportunity to engage families and communities in America's
great outdoors by connecting with beautiful Lassen Volcanic National Park. This year's
theme, 'Did you know…' provides a fun way to discover the many unique and special
things about Lassen Volcanic National Park. For example, did you know… that Lassen
has examples of all four types of volcanoes found in the world within the boundaries of
the park? Did you know …Lassen has the hottest fumarole (steam vent) in the world
outside of an erupting volcano? Did you know …Lassen has over 100 lakes?
National Park Week kicks off on April 20 with National Junior Ranger Day. Bring your
family to celebrate this special day at the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center where
Junior Ranger's can earn a special " Junior Ranger" patch by completing a Did you know
There will be special ranger-led programs at Sulphur Works hydrothermal area on the
weekend days of April 20, 21 and April 27, 28 beginning at 1:30 p.m.
The Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center is open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more
information, please visit the park website at www.nps.gov/lavo or contact the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center (530) 595-4480.