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March 19, 2015
Steve Gibbons Named as Superintendent at Lassen Volcanic National Park
“Steve has been outstanding as interim superintendent at Lassen Volcanic,” stated Regional Director Chris Lehnertz. “Now with him moving into the superintendent position permanently, we all look forward to his continued strong leadership there.”

December 01, 2014
Winter Arrives at Lassen Volcanic National Park
The recent storms and transition to icy winter conditions have closed the Lassen Volcanic National Park Highway to vehicle traffic for the season as of Monday December 1. The Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. For more information on the film festival, snowshoe walks, current weather conditions, or general information, please contact the park at 530-595-4480 or lavo_information@nps.gov.

November 07, 2014
Free Entrance to Lassen Volcanic National Park for Veteran’s Day 2014
Lassen Volcanic National Park will offer free entrance on Tuesday, November 11 in celebration of Veteran's Day. Lassen is also soliciting feedback on proposed fee increases.

October 31, 2014
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area and Lassen Volcanic National Park Propose Fee Increases
Lassen Volcanic National Park and Whiskeytown National Recreation Area request public comment and feedback on a proposal to increase fees in 2015. A public meeting is schedule for November 6, 2014 at the Redding Library.

October 09, 2014
Weather to Allow for Pile Burning at Lassen Volcanic National Park
Lassen Volcanic National Park plans to hand ignite burn piles in the Manzanita Lake area, Little Willow Lake, and Juniper Lake areas.

October 08, 2014
Lassen Volcanic National Park Superintendent to Retire
Lassen Volcanic National Park superintendent Darlene M. Koontz will retire on October 21, 2014 after 31 years in the National Park Service.

October 07, 2014
Lassen Volcanic National Park to Host Vehicle Free Day October 18
Lassen Volcanic National Park offers non-motorized recreation on the 30-mile park highway on Saturday, October 18. The highway will be closed to vehicles from 8 am to 8 pm between the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center and Loomis Museum Plaza.

September 09, 2014
Lassen Volcanic National Park Looking for Input on Bumpass Hell Trails
Because of the high visitation to Bumpass Hell basin and the desire to provide an up-close experience near the hydrothermal features and the danger associated with off-trail travel in this hydrothermal area, trails and some boardwalks are a necessity to provide safe visitor access while also protecting the hydrothermal features themselves. The park is in the initial planning stages to develop a new trail concept for the Bumpass Hell basin. Under consideration are several options to provide and improve the unique experience of visiting this area and the park would appreciate input from the public.

August 29, 2014
Lassen Volcanic National Park Celebrates New Artist-in-Residence Program with a Special Exhibition to Begin on August 29
A special exhibition begins August 29 in celebration of the park's new Artist-in-Residence Program.

July 25, 2014
Lassen Volcanic National Park and NASA to Host Annual Dark Sky Festival
The 2014 Dark Sky Festival will take place at Lassen Volcanic National Park August 1 through 3. Day and nighttime activities include programs with NASA scientists and night sky viewing.

June 09, 2014
Lassen Volcanic National Park Receives 2014 Active Trails Grant from the National Park Foundation
Lassen Volcanic National Park will kick-off its Reach Higher Trail Challenge promoting hiking for fitness in the park. This program is funded by a 2014 Active Trails grant from the National Park Foundation.

May 23, 2014
Work Wrapping Up on the Northwest Gateway Forest Restoration Project at Lassen Volcanic National Park
The Northwest Gateway Forest Restoration Project will end on Thursday, June 5. Manzanita Lake Campground is now open for the season.

May 05, 2014
Lassen Volcanic National Park to Host Vehicle Free Weekend May 16-18
Walk, run, or bike the park highway on a vehicle free weekend May 16 through 18.

April 15, 2014
Free Entry to Lassen Volcanic National Park to Celebrate National Park Week and Earth Day
Entrance to the park will be free April 19 an 20 in celebration of National Park Week, coinciding with Earth Day.

September 27, 2013
Lassen Volcanic National Park Honors Public Lands Day with Free Entrance
Lassen Volcanic National Park will waive entrance fees on Saturday, September 28 for the 20th annual Public Lands Day. The park's concessionaire will be holding the 4th annual Art & Wine Festival on Saturday as well.

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