Free Entrance to Lassen Volcanic National Park on Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
Contact: Darlene M. Koontz, 530-595-6102
MINERAL, CA - Lassen Volcanic National Park entrance fees will be waived Monday, January 20 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. “This time of year is normally about snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and having fun in a wintry landscape, but with the lack of snow visitors can still enjoy hiking on some of the park’s trails and taking in the beautiful mountain scenery,” stated Park Superintendent, Darlene M. Koontz. There will be ranger-led walks around Manzanita Lake on Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Anyone interested in joining the walk, please meet at the Loomis Ranger Station located approximately ½ mile from the park’s northwest entrance.
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.