Park Highway Closed to Through Traffic for Winter Season
Lassen National Park Highway is closed to through traffic for the winter season. The highway is open to the the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center (1 mile from the SW entrance) and Devastated Area (8 miles from the NW entrance). More »
Trees and Shrubs
Most of Lassen Volcanic National Park is forested, with the distribution of conifers affected by elevation.
Red Fir Forest
Did You Know?
The reddish color sometimes observed on top of snow at Lassen Volcanic NP snow is a living organism called snow algae. When snow begins to thaw, these microscopic organisms spring to life. They function as a primary food source and are being studied for their cancer-fighting properties.