Park Highway Closed for Winter Season
Lassen National Park Highway is closed to through traffic for the winter season. The highway will remain open to the the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center (1 mile from the SW entrance) and Manzanita Lake (1 mile inside the NW entrance). More »
Campgrounds, Trails Open at Lassen Volcanic National Park in time for the Week of July 4
Contact: Darlene Koontz, 530-595-6102
Lassen Volcanic National Park will be a cool summer adventure this July 4 week for visitors looking to camp, hike, fish, picnic, kayak, or even play in the snow. Due to the low snow year, the scenic park road opened through the park on June 1 and attractions at all elevations will be open by this Friday, June 29. "This is a great time to bring your family and friends to the mountains where you can enjoy camping, hiking park trails, fishing, picnicking by the lakes, taking scenic drives, and viewing wildlife," stated Park Superintendent Darlene M. Koontz.
Did You Know?
The 29 mile Main Park Road was constructed between 1925 and 1931, just 10 years after Lassen Peak erupted. Near Lassen Peak the road reaches 8512 feet, making it the highest road in the Cascade Mountains. It is not unusual for 40 feet of snow to accumulate on the road near Lake Helen.