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 »
Improved Stock Corrals
New Stock Corrals at Lassen Volcanic National Park Are Available for Reservation
Lassen Volcanic National Park Superintendent Darlene M. Koontz announced that the park now has improved stock corrals available for reservations beginning April 1. The corrals and associated campsites are located at Butte, Juniper, and Summit lakes. Each facility has two separate metal panel stock corrals with gates and watering troughs. The new metal panels are a major improvement from the former rope corrals that served for many years.
Each stock corral offers a group campsite containing a picnic table, food storage locker, fire ring, and vault toilet facilities. Drinking water is available for visitors and stock at all sites except Juniper Lake, where water is only available for horses. All sites are in close proximity to trailheads that access the 138 miles of park trails available for stock use.
To reserve these stock corrals and accompanying campsites, please call 1 (877) 444-6777 or access online at www.recreation.gov. Reservations must be made at least four days in advance of arrival date and may be made up to a year in advance. These sites are only available for persons with accompanying horses or stock.
The fees for stock corrals have changed to a flat fee per night for a maximum of 10 people in a group with a maximum of eight horses. The new per night fees are: Butte Lake $35, Juniper Lake $28, and Summit Lake $35. Stock corral fees are charged as part of the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, which enables Lassen Volcanic National Park to retain 80% of collected fees. These funds pay for needed repairs and projects to improve visitor services and facilities.
All stock use in Lassen Volcanic National Park requires a backcountry permit, which can be obtained at the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center, Loomis Museum, and the self-registration sites located at Butte Lake, Juniper Lake, and Warner Valley Ranger Stations.
For information about backcountry permits and weather and road conditions, visit the park website at www.nps.gov/lavo or call the visitor center at (530) 595-4480.
Did You Know?
The Lassen Smelowskia flower only grows within Lassen Volcanic National Park, with the largest population on Lassen Peak, and is considered a Threatened and Endangered Species.