Road through the park is closed
Park highway (HWY 89) is currently being cleared of snow, debris, and rocks. Anticipated opening for Memorial Weekend. More »
Park highway under construction near Sulphur Works
Road crews are working to repair the road near Sulphur Works hydrothermal area. Road will be closed at the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center during the week, and open to Sulphur Works on the weekends.
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 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.