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.
Lassen Volcanic National Park Prepares to Ignite Fall Prescribed Fire Projects
Contact: Darlene Koontz, (530) 595-6102
Park fire staff is preparing to implement two prescribed burn projects in Lassen Volcanic National Park. Should weather permit, they would be scheduled between October 25 and November 12. The 410-acre Summertown Burn Unit is located in the northwest section of the park just northeast of Manzanita Lake. The project unit lies within, and directly adjacent to, park administrative buildings, residential sites and Lassen National Park Highway. The 527-acre Hole Prescribed Burn is also located in the northwest section of the park, directly northeast of Raker Peak along the park boundary. "All prescribed burns in this area of the park are important to reduce hazardous fuels. Since 1993 prescribed fires have been completed on nearby portions of the park's northern boundary. These projects are part of a long-term fuels treatment plan and are designed to achieve fuels reduction, protect structures and perpetuate natural processes," stated Superintendent Darlene M. Koontz.
Did You Know?
All four types of volcanoes found in the entire world are represented in Lassen Volcanic National Park. Volcanoes found in the park include shield (Prospect Peak), plug dome (Lassen Peak), Cinder Cone (Cinder Cone), and Composite (Brokeoff Volcano) volcanoes. More...