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 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.