Thunderstorms are common during summer and fall in the Lassen area. Each year, lightning strikes result in wildland fires that help shape the Wilderness around the country. Each year, several of these lightning ignited fires are managed for the benefit of natural and cultural resources. Visitors to Lassen Volcanic National Park may see smoke from these fires from various park viewpoints.
Did You Know?
Lassen Volcanic National Park started as two separate national monuments designated by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1907: Cinder Cone National Monument and Lassen Peak National Monument.