Park Highway Closed to Through Traffic
Lassen National Park Highway is closed to through traffic. The highway is open to the the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center (1 mile inside the southwest entrance) and the Devastated Area (10 miles inside the northwest entrance). Snow removal has begun. More »
Thousands Celebrate Lassen Volcanic National Park’s Dark Sky
Contact: Darlene M. Koontz, 530-595-6102
MINERAL, CA - Participation in Lassen’s second annual Dark Sky Festival was out of this world! More than 4,200 visitors attended the three-day festival from August 9 - 11. The festival celebrated one of the park’s most spectacular and often overlooked resources – it’s incredible, dark night sky. Excellent viewing conditions, a stunning meteor shower, and pronounced appreciation for a threatened resource combined to make this year’s festival truly unforgettable.
Did You Know?
John Muir visited Lassen Volcanic National Park and wrote about his experience in the book Mountains of California. "Miles of its flanks are reeking and bubbling with hot springs, many of them so boisterous and sulphurous they seem ever ready to become spouting geysers..."