Highway through Lassen Volcanic National Park to Open June 1
Contact: Darlene Koontz, 530-595-6102
Park Superintendent Darlene M. Koontz announced today that the highway through the park will open for through traffic at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 1. "We are happy to have this major access to Lassen Volcanic National Park opened now that summer has arrived," stated Ms. Koontz. "This year's road opening operations progressed more quickly compared to last year's mid-July opening primarily because of the light snowfall this past winter." The roads to Butte Lake and Warner Valley are also open for the season.
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.