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April 12, 2014
Work Continues on the Northwest Gateway Project
MINERAL, CA – Low snow levels have provided an opportunity for Lassen Volcanic National Park to continue work on the Northwest Gateway Forest Restoration Project. "Mechanical thinning used as a tool in developed areas, such as Manzanita Lake, helps decrease risks to life, property and resources as well as perpetuate the natural resource values for which Lassen Volcanic National Park was established," said Superintendent Darlene M. Koontz. Thinning work has been completed and hand crews will finish restoration work in the first three areas of the project.

October 17, 2013
Lassen Volcanic National Park Reopens to Visitors
Lassen Volcanic National Park will reopen on Friday, October 18 at 8 a.m. following the closure due to the lapse in Congressional appropriations.

September 19, 2013
Lassen Volcanic National Park Begins Wilderness and Backcountry Stewardship Planning
Lassen Volcanic National Park is beginning development of a Wilderness and Backcountry Stewardship Plan and invites the public to provide input.

August 19, 2013
Free Entrance to Lassen Volcanic National Park on August 25
Lassen Volcanic National Park to waive entrance fees on Sunday, August 25 in celebration of Founder's Day.

August 16, 2013
Thousands Celebrate Lassen Volcanic National Park’s Dark Sky
Participation in Lassen’s second annual Dark Sky Festival was out of this world! More than 4,200 visitors attended the three-day festival from August 9 - 11.

July 30, 2013
Lassen Volcanic National Park and NASA to Host Dark Sky Festival
Lassen Volcanic National Park and NASA will host the 2013 Dark Sky Festival August 9 to 11.

June 17, 2013
Lassen Peak Trail Open to Summit with Evening Closures this Weekend
The Lassen Peak Trail will be open to the summit from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. June 21 through 23.

June 03, 2013
Lassen Trail Challenge Kicks off on National Get Outdoors Day
The second annual Explore Safely Trail Challenge kicks off on Saturday, June 8 in celebration of National Get Outdoors Day.

May 31, 2013
Lassen Volcanic National Park 2014 Annual Pass Photo Contest
The 2014 Lassen Volcanic Annual Park Pass photo contest is open for submissions through September 9, 2013.

May 28, 2013
Lassen Volcanic National Park to Open Trails through Reading Fire Burn Area and Present Summer Fire Management Programs
Trails in the Reading Fire burn area scheduled to reopen on June 7.

May 17, 2013
Scenic Drive through Lassen Volcanic National Park to Open for the Holiday Weekend
Lassen Volcanic National Park Highway scheduled to open for through travel May 24 through 27.

May 02, 2013
Chester Youth’s Artwork Featured in New Junior Ranger Booklet for Lassen Volcanic National Park
A Chester youth illustrates the new Lassen Volcanic National Park junior ranger activity booklet.

April 15, 2013
Did You Know…Lassen Volcanic National Park Celebrates National
Lassen Volcanic National Park celebrates National Park Week April 20-28.

April 11, 2013
Lassen Volcanic National Park to hold Open House Fire Management Presentations in Chester and Burney
Lassen Volcanic National Park will conduct open house events on the park's fire management program in Chester and Burney.

March 26, 2013
National Park Service to hold Open House Fire Management Presentations
Lassen Volcanic National Park will present information on its fire management programs at three open house events in Redding, Chester, and Burney.

February 27, 2013
Lassen Volcanic National Park Tourism Creates $15,807,000 in Local Economic Benefit – Part of $30 billion impact that supports 252,000 jobs nationwide
A new National Park Service report for 2011 shows that the 351,269 visitors to Lassen spent $15.8 million in communities surrounding the park.

February 20, 2013
2013 Annual Photo Contest Winner
Oliver Wiegel's photo entitled "Hydrothermal Pools at Bumpass Hell" was selected as the 2013 Lassen Annual Pass photo contest winner.

February 05, 2013
Lassen Plans Youth Camp at Crags Campground
Lassen Volcanic National Park and the Lassen Foundation plan to open a youth camp at Crags Campground.

January 30, 2013
National Park Service Releases Reading Fire Review
The National Park Service released its report on the Reading Fire. The purpose of the was to identify and share lessons learned.

January 14, 2013
Free Entry to Lassen Volcanic National Park for Lassen Film Festival, and in Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Lassen Volcanic National Park has waived fees on Saturday, January 19 and Sunday, January 20 to encourage visitors to attend the second annual Lassen Film Festival and discover winter in the park.

January 09, 2013
North and South Ranger-led Snowshoe Walks at Lassen Volcanic National Park in Celebration of National Winter Trails Day
Lassen Volcanic National Park is offering an additional ranger-led snowshoe walk in the Manzanita Lake on Saturday, January 12 in celebration of National Winter Trails Day.

December 28, 2012
Park Highway and Visitor Center Remain Closed due to Winter Storms
Lassen Volcanic National Park Highway and Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center not anticipated to open until Monday, December 31.

December 26, 2012
Winter Storms Temporarily Close Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center
Recent winter storms have resulted in significant snowfall which led to the temporary closure of the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center and park highway.

December 11, 2012
Public Invited to Participate in Mineral Christmas Bird Count December 14,
The public is welcome to participate in the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count in Mineral on December 14, 2012.

November 19, 2012
Winter Storms Close Lassen Volcanic National Park Highway for the Season
Lassen Volcanic National Park Highway is closed to through traffic for these season. Winte rrecreation opportunites include ranger-led snowshoe walks and the Lassen Film Festival.

September 26, 2012
Restoration process begins in Reading Fire area
An interagency team of specialists has completed a restoration plan for the Reading Fire burn area.

September 25, 2012
Lassen Volcanic National Park Honors Public Lands Day and Welcomes Visitors to Art & Wine Event
Lassen to celebrate National Public Lands Day on September 29 with recreation and Art and Wine of Lassen event.

August 24, 2012
Areas of Lassen Volcanic National Park to Open Following Reading Fire Containment
With the recent containment of the Reading Fire, more areas of the park are becoming accessible to visitors. The main road through the park is scheduled to open to through traffic on Monday, August 27 at noon.

August 18, 2012
Many Favorite Areas of Lassen Volcanic National Park Remain Open During Reading Fire
“Many areas of the park remain open beyond the areas closed by the Reading Fire,” stated Park Superintendent Darlene M. Koontz.

August 08, 2012
Lightning-Caused Fire Managed for Forest Health in Lassen Volcanic National Park to be Suppressed Update 8/8
Reading fire update

August 07, 2012
Lightning-Caused Fire Managed for Forest Health in Lassen Volcanic National Park to be Suppressed
The Lightning-caused Reading Fire to be supressed

June 29, 2012
Campgrounds, Trails Open at Lassen Volcanic National Park in time for the Week of July 4
All campgrounds are now open. The Bumpass Hell trail is also open, although with severe trail hazards. The Lassen Peak trail is open to the summit Saturday, June 30 through Sunday, July 8.

June 07, 2012
Get Outdoors in Lassen Volcanic National Park!
Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day with fee free entrance and special ranger-led walks.

June 02, 2012
Highway through Lassen Volcanic National Park to Open June 1
Highway through Lassen Volcanic National Park to open Friday, June 1.

May 24, 2012
Lassen Volcanic National Park to Open Four Campgrounds for the Memorial Day Weekend
Four campgrounds will be open for the holiday weekend. Lassen Volcanic National Park Highway is partially open, and expected to open to through traffic on Friday, June 1.

May 21, 2012
Thanking Americas Armed Forces
Active duty U.S. military offered free entrance to all national parks

May 14, 2012
Lassen Volcanic National Park 2013 Annual Pass Photo Contest
Lassen Volcanic Annual Pass photo contest announced.

May 10, 2012
Lassen Volcanic National Park Hosts Special Astronomy Events
Join Lassen Volcanic National Park for one of many spectacular astronomy events schedule for this summer.

April 20, 2012
Free Entry to Lassen Volcanic National Park in Celebration of National Park Week, Junior Ranger Day and Earth Day
Park entrance fees will be waived April 21 to 29 in celebration of National Park Week including National Junior Ranger Day and coinciding Earth Day. Lassen Volcanic National Park Highway is open from Manzanita Lake to the Devastated Area.

April 04, 2012
Availability of Environmental Assessment for the Utilities Replacement Project at Lassen Volcanic National Park
An Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Utilities Replacement Project in the headquarters of the Lassen Volcanic National Park in Mineral, CA is now available.

April 02, 2012
School and Youth Groups Encouraged to Apply for Youth Camping Grants
Lassen Park Foundation will again be offering $1,000 scholarships for schools and non-profit youth groups to provide camping experiences in Lassen Volcanic National Park.

March 01, 2012
Improved Stock Corrals
Reservations are available beginning April 1 for the improved stock corrals at Butte, Juniper and Summit Lakes.

February 28, 2012
Lassen Impacts Local Economy
A new National Park Service report shows that park visitor spending in 2010 supported 207 jobs in the local area.

January 27, 2012
Lassen Volcanic National Park Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend with Film Festival and Fee Free Entry
Discover outdoor fun and film with free entry during the Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend.

November 26, 2011
Lassen Volcanic National Park Welcomes Winter – the Park Road is Now Open for Cross-country Skiing and Snowshoeing
The scenic drive through Lassen Volcanic National Park has been transformed by the recent storms to a scenic winter trail. This winter's activities include ranger-led snowshoe walks, a new winter film festival, snowplay, skiing and snowshoeing.

October 21, 2011
Lassen Volcanic National Park Announces Winner of the 2012 Annual Pass Photo Contest
I-Ting Chiang of Fremont, CA was announced as the winner of the 2012 Lassen Annual Pass photo contest for his photograph entitled "Painted Dunes from atop Cinder Cone."

October 20, 2011
Lassen Volcanic National Park Prepares to Ignite Fall Prescribed Fire Projects
Lassen is preparing to implement two prescribed burn projects within the park.

October 14, 2011
Investigation of Sexual Assault in Lassen Volcanic National Park results in Arrest
Investigation of a sexual assault of a minor in Lassen Volcanic National Park has resulted in arrest of Vernon Lee Williamson, Jr.

October 13, 2011
Park Plans to Burn Piles throughout the Park
Lassen Volcanic National Park to hand ignite burn piles October 3 through October 17.

September 16, 2011
Lightning Strikes Ignite Fires
An estimated 70 lightning strikes ignited five small fires in Lassen Volcanic National Park.

August 29, 2011
Lassen Volcanic National Park Proposes Reservations for Stock Corrals on Recreation.gov
Lassen Volcanic proposes moving reservations for stock corrals to recreation.gov.

August 26, 2011
2012 Annual Pass Photo Contest
Lassen Volcanic National Park welcomes submissions for the park's 2012 Annual Pass Photo Contest

August 12, 2011
A Geologic ’Event’ at Lassen Volcanic National Park
Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey to hold a public presentation about the geology and volcanic eruption history of Lassen Volcanic National Park, and unveil the new “Geological Map of Lassen Volcanic National Park and Vicinity.”

August 05, 2011
Volunteers Celebrated at Lassen Volcanic National Park
More than 160 people attended the park's Volunteer Appreciation Day to recognize the park's invaluable volunteers.

July 14, 2011
Lassen Volcanic National Park Road Opens This Weekend
The main park road through Lassen Volcanic National Park opens Saturday, July 16.

July 11, 2011
Lassen Awarded America's Best Idea Grant
Lassen Volcanic National Park has been awarded a grant to support the launch of "Packs for Adventure-seeking Youth at Lassen Volcanic National Park."

July 08, 2011
Snow Depths Further Delay Road Opening in Lassen Volcanic National Park
The main park road will not be open for through traffic for at least another week. The road is open twelve miles to the Summit Lake Area from the Manzanita Lake Entrance, and seven miles to the Bumpass Hell Trailhead parking area from the Southwest Entrance.

June 30, 2011
Lassen Volcanic National Park - A Cool Place to Visit this Fourth of July Weekend
This Fourth of July, Lassen Volcanic National Park offers visitors an opportunity to enjoy camping, hiking, ranger-led programs and even snow play in cool temperatures.

June 29, 2011
Lassen Featured as National Park Getaway
Lassen Volcanic National Park is featured as a National Park Getaway on nps.gov.

June 20, 2011
Lassen Volcanic National Park Road Opens to Bumpass Hell Parking Area – Visitors Looking to “Hike” Lassen Peak Will Find a Snow-covered Trail
The main park road through Lassen Volcanic National Park will open to the Bumpass Hell parking area on Saturday, June 18. The Lassen Peak trail is open to over-the-snow travel until trail crews begin work on the trail. The trail will be open to the summit on three weekends this summer.

June 20, 2011
Ranger-led Programs and Campground Openings at Lassen Volcanic National Park
Ranger-led programs begin at Lassen Volcanic National Park on Friday, June 17. Most campgrounds are open, although Juniper Lake and Summit Lake campgrounds remain closed due to snow.

May 12, 2011
Lassen Gateway Coalition Spring 2011
The Lassen Gateway Coalition, dedicated to improving communication and developing partnerships within the Lassen gateway communities, held its spring conference on May 10.

April 29, 2011
Lassen 2012 Photo Contest
Lassen Volcanic National Parks request submissions for its 2012 annual pass photo contest.

April 29, 2011
Park Road Opens to Devastated Area
Spring road opening has begun at Lassen Volcanic National Park. A ten-mile section of the park road from Manzanita Lake to Devastated Area will open Saturday, April 29 at 9 a.m.

April 21, 2011
Warner Valley Record of Decision
Lassen Volcanic National Park Superintendent Darlene M. Koontz, announced that the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Warner Valley Comprehensive Site Plan Final Environmental Impact Statement has been signed.

April 06, 2011
Summer Volunteer Opportunities at Lassen Volcanic National Park
Outdoor adventure awaits you this summer! The park currently has opportunities for campground hosts, visitor center assistants, and interpretive interns.

April 03, 2011
National Park Week
Lassen Volcanic National Park entrance fees will be waived April 16 to 24 with added snowshoe hikes in celebration of National Park Week, coinciding with Earth Day and Junior Ranger Day.

January 09, 2011
2011 passes on-line
Lassen Volcanic National Park Superintendent Darlene M. Koontz announced the 2011 Lassen Annual Pass is now available for online sales.

December 16, 2010
HQ Utilities to be Replaced
Lassen Volcanic National Park Headquarters to Plan Utilities Replacement

November 08, 2010
Road Closure in Lassen Volcanic National Park Attracts Snow Activities
The recent storms and colder temperatures have closed the road through the park to vehicle traffic for the winter season. The current snow depth at the Lake Helen area is 27” deep

November 01, 2010
Free Entrance for Veteran’s Day
To honor America’s service men and women, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced Veterans Day will again be celebrated as a fee-free day for all park visitors in honor of U.S. veterans and current members of the U.S. Armed Forces.

October 08, 2010
The Lassen Peak Trail is Closed for the Season
No abstract supplied.

September 23, 2010
Park Announces Release of the Warner Valley Comprehensive Site Plan Final Environmental Impact Statement
Lassen Volcanic National Park announced the release of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Warner Valley Comprehensive Site Plan (FEIS) this week. Superintendent Darlene M. Koontz stated “I am pleased to announce the release of this document, which is the result of many years of collaboration between park staff, researchers, and the public.” Koontz added “I greatly appreciate the input we received during the development of the plan from individuals and groups who have a deep commitment to this beautiful and historically significant area.”

August 22, 2010
Lassen Peak Trail Rehabilitation Prepares for Helicopter Operations
Lassen Volcanic National Park will begin an eight-day helicopter operation to haul rock for the Reach the Peak Trail Rehabilitation Project. The Lassen Peak Trail and parking area will be closed from August 21 at 8 p.m. through August 31. During these helicopter operations there will be no stopping or parking along the 2.5 mile stretch of the main park road between Lake Helen Picnic Area and Terrace Lake Trailhead and the possibility of closure for short periods of time.

August 09, 2010
Free Entrance to Lassen Volcanic National Park August 14 and 15
Lassen Volcanic National Park will waive entrance fees on August 14 and 15 along with other national parks throughout the country.

July 19, 2010
"Reach the Peak" Kickoff Celebration A Success
Lassen Volcanic National Park and the Lassen Park Foundation hosted the ‘Reach the Peak’ kickoff event July 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Lassen Peak parking area to celebrate the Lassen Peak Trail Rehabilitation Project.

July 09, 2010
Lassen Peak Trail Rehabilitation Project Kickoff Event
Lassen Volcanic National Park and the Lassen Park Foundation will host the Lassen Peak Trail Rehabilitation Project at the "Reach the Peak" kickoff event on July 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Lassen Peak parking lot.

June 30, 2010
Snow Delays Summer Season for Lassen Volcanic National Park
The deep winter snows and late storms have extended the road, campground and trail openings at Lassen Volcanic National Park.

June 25, 2010
Lassen Volcanic National Park to Continue the Loomis and Crescent Prescribed Burn Projects
Lassen Volcanic National Park fire staff plans to take advantage of a projected burn window sometime between Monday, June 28th and Monday July 19th to reintroduce fire into the park.

May 30, 2010
A Sunny and Snowy Memorial Day Weekend at Lassen Volcanic National Park
Memorial Day weekend visitors to Lassen Volcanic National Park can take advantage of a break in the passing storms and enjoy the snowy mountains under beautiful blue skies. 

May 20, 2010
Lassen Association to Host Summer Photography Workshops in Lassen Volcanic National Park
Lassen Association will offer two digital photography workshops in Lassen Volcanic National Park with renowned photographer, Bob Grace.

May 14, 2010
Lassen Volcanic National Park 2011 Annual Pass Photo Contest
“One visitor will have the opportunity to share their Lassen Volcanic National Park experience, captured on camera, with thousands of other park visitors”, stated Superintendent Darlene M. Koontz.  

April 30, 2010
Lassen Volcanic National Park Opens Road 10 miles to the Devastated Area
Lassen Volcanic National Park has opened the main park road from the Manzanita Lake Entrance 10 miles to the Devastated Area as of April 30.

April 09, 2010
Free Entrance to Lassen Volcanic National Park and Special Ranger-led Programs during National Park Week April 17- 25
No abstract supplied.

March 18, 2010
Lassen Peak Trail Accident was Unforeseen
No abstract supplied.

February 22, 2010
Lassen Volcanic National Park's Peak Trail Rehabilitation Project Approved
No abstract supplied.

February 18, 2010
New Federal Firearms Law Takes Effect Monday
No abstract supplied.

January 07, 2010
Comments due by Jan 11 for the Lassen Peak Trail Rehabilitation Project Environmental Assessment
No abstract supplied.

December 17, 2009
Winter Fun for Your Holiday Guests at Lassen Volcanic National Park
The popular ranger-led snowshoe walks will again be offered from the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center near the park’s southwest entrance beginning December 26.

November 18, 2009
Road Closure in Lassen Volcanic National Park Signals Beginning of Winter Season
Winter has arrived at Lassen Volcanic National Park. The recent storms and colder temperatures have closed the road through the park to vehicle traffic for the winter season.

November 16, 2009
Public comment period to close November 21, 2009 for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Lassen Volcanic National Park Warner Valley Comprehensive Site Plan
No abstract supplied.

November 05, 2009
Free Entrance to Lassen Volcanic National Park for Veteran’s Day
To honor America’s service men and women, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that areas managed by the department will not charge entrance fees on Wednesday, November 11, 2009.

November 03, 2009
Lassen Volcanic National Park Announces Winner of the 2010 Annual Pass Photo Contest
No abstract supplied.

October 09, 2009
Lassen Volcanic National Park plans to complete the Crescent Prescribed Fire and reenter the Hole and GRII Prescribed Fires this fall.
Lassen Volcanic National Park plans to burn the Crescent Prescribed Fire Project as early as Sunday, October 11, 2009. Ignition operations should require two days. The entire project consists of three units totaling 1,847 acres.

August 21, 2009
Fairfield Fire reaches 1,664 acres of Lassen Volcanic National Park Wilderness
No abstract supplied.

August 20, 2009
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Lassen Volcanic National Park Warner Valley Comprehensive Site Plan
Lassen Volcanic National Park Superintendent, Darlene M. Koontz, announced that a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Warner Valley Comprehensive Site Plan (DEIS) has been prepared and is now available for review and comment.

August 20, 2009
America's Best Idea Film Festival at Lassen Volcanic National Park
The national park system in the United States of America is considered to be one of our country’s best ideas and has inspired other nations to establish their own national parks.

August 13, 2009
A Portion of Lassen Peak Trail to Open in Time for Fee Free Weekend
The first 1.3 mile of the 2.5 mile Lassen Peak Trail in Lassen Volcanic National Park is to open for the public on Friday, August 14. The popular trail has been closed since an accident that occurred on the afternoon of July 29.

August 11, 2009
Lassen Volcanic National Park Manages Fire in Wilderness
A lightning storm passed over Lassen Volcanic National Park and the neighboring region on August 2 which ignited the Fairfield Fire. The fire has grown to approximately 260 acres and is being actively managed for multiple objectives. 

August 11, 2009
Lassen Volcanic National Park 2010 Annual Pass Photo Contest
No abstract supplied.

July 30, 2009
Lassen Peak Trail Rock Fall is Tragic for Local Family
No abstract supplied.

July 06, 2009
Lassen Volcanic National Park Plans to take advantage of a warmer and drier weather pattern to implement the Crescent Prescribed Fire
Lassen Volcanic National Park plans to initiate the Crescent Prescribed Fire Project on Wednesday, July 8th or Thursday, July 9th. 

June 17, 2009
Summer Fun for Free at Lassen Volcanic National Park
No abstract supplied.

June 01, 2009
Lassen Volcanic National Park Manages Forest Ecosystems with Prescribed Burns
No abstract supplied.

May 20, 2009
Memorial Day Weekend at Lassen Volcanic National Park
This Memorial Day weekend visitors will be able to escape the warmer temperatures of the valley and enjoy the beautiful springtime weather at Lassen Volcanic National Park.

May 18, 2009
Lassen Volcanic National Park Plans to Burn a Unit of the Crescent Prescribed Fire Project
Lassen Volcanic National Park plans to initiate the Crescent Prescribed Fire Project following the Memorial Day weekend. This burn project will take advantage of a burn window sometime between May 26th and June 20th.

April 16, 2009
Road Opens to the Devastated Area
Lassen Volcanic National Park has opened the main park road from the Manzanita Lake Entrance 10 miles to the Devastated Area as of April 13.

March 30, 2009
Lassen Volcanic National Park Rangers Charge Snowmobile Riders for Trespassing in the Park.
No abstract supplied.

December 23, 2008
Winter Road Closure Allows for Recreational Opportunities in Lassen Volcanic National Park
No abstract supplied.

October 15, 2008
Fire Crews at Lassen Volcanic National Park Help Maintain Healthy Forests.
No abstract supplied.

October 10, 2008
Lassen Volcanic National Park Hoping for a Burn Window to Complete the Loomis Prescribed Burn Project
Lassen Volcanic National Park fire staff will take advantage of a projected burn window which could occur between Sunday, Oct. 12th and Tuesday, October 14th to complete the 100 acre Loomis Prescribed Fire Project. 

September 26, 2008
New Visitor Center at Lassen Volcanic National Park Expected to Receive Platinum Rating from the U.S. Green Building Council
No abstract supplied.

September 26, 2008
The New Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center at Lassen Volcanic National Park to Celebrate Grand Opening on October 4
Lassen Volcanic National Park will celebrate the grand opening of the park’s first year-round visitor center on October 4 with special activities and programs. 

August 25, 2008
Volunteers Honored at Lassen Volcanic NP
More than 100 volunteers, retirees, employees, and sponsors participated in the park’s Volunteer Appreciation Day held at Manzanita Lake on July 31.

July 15, 2008
Lassen Volcanic National Park Determines No Significant Impacts Will Result from Proposed Weed Management Plan Environmental Assessment
Lassen Volcanic National Park has completed a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Weed Management Plan (WMP). A FONSI is an explanation of why the selected actions will have no significant effects on the human environment.

May 20, 2008
Scenic Drive through Lassen Volcanic National Park is Now Open
No abstract supplied.

May 16, 2008
Headquarters prescribed burn
Spring Prescribed Burns in Lassen Volcanic National Park

May 07, 2008
Mineral Prescribed Burn
Park staff plan to initiate prescribed burn in Mineral on Thursday, May 8, 2008.

May 01, 2008
Lassen Volcanic National Park Opens Road to Bumpass Hell Parking Area for 2008
No abstract supplied.

April 30, 2008
Lassen Volcanic National Park Announces 2009 Annual Pass Photo Contest
Calling all photographers! The 2009 Lassen Volcanic National Park Annual Pass Photo Contest is now open for photo image nominations. This popular photography contest will run through September 4, 2008. 

April 15, 2008
Lassen Volcanic National Park Ready to Ignite Prescribed Burn in Mineral
Lassen Volcanic National Park staff plans to ignite a 50 acre prescribed fire in the Park’s Headquarters area, located at the western edge of the community of Mineral along State Highway 36.

April 04, 2008
Lassen Volcanic National Park's Road Opens to Devastated Area
A ten-mile section of Lassen Volcanic National Park’s scenic road will open Saturday morning to vehicle traffic on the Manzanita Lake side of the park.  

April 02, 2008
Weed Management Plan Environmental Assessment Available for Review
No abstract supplied.

February 25, 2008
Notice of Pre-Bid Site Visit for Commercial Services at Lassen Volcanic National Park
Lassen Volcanic National Park issued a prospectus for proposals to operate commercial services within the park on January 22, 2008.

December 21, 2007
Recent Storms Highlight Winter Recreation Opportunities at Lassen Volcanic National Park.
No abstract supplied.

December 19, 2007
Lassen Volcanic National Park to Prepare Environmental Assessment for Weed Management Plan.
No abstract supplied.

December 07, 2007
The Main Park Road is Closed for Winter Season
No abstract supplied.

November 08, 2007
Lassen Volcanic National Park Plans to Ignite 100 acres of the Stonehenge Prescribed Fire Project
No abstract supplied.

October 24, 2007
Lassen Volcanic National Park Announces Winner of the 2008 Annual Pass Photo Contest
No abstract supplied.

September 25, 2007
Lassen Volcanic National Park to Waive Entrance Fee
All National Park Service sites, including Lassen Volcanic National Park, will offer free admission to visitors on September 29 for National Public Lands Day.

August 17, 2007
Superintendent Appointed For Lassen Volcanic National Park
Darlene Koontz has been selected as the next superintendent of Lassen Volcanic National Park in northern California, it was announced today by National Park Service (NPS) Pacific West Regional Director Jonathan B. Jarvis.

June 17, 2007
Visitors to Lassen Volcanic National Park Will Find More Facilities Open in this Early Summer Season
Lassen Volcanic National Park Superintendent, Mary G. Martin, announced today that the park has now opened three more campgrounds, the Bumpass Hell Trail and Juniper Lake Road. “The early summer weather has really increased the number of areas open for visitors to explore,” stated Martin. Butte Lake, Lost Creek and Crags Campgrounds are now fully open to the public. The Bumpass Hell Trail which typically is snow-covered until late July or early August, opened at 4:00 p.m. today. 

May 18, 2007
Lassen Volcanic National Park Opens Road in Time for the Holiday Weekend
Superintendent Mary G. Martin announced today that the main park road through Lassen Volcanic National Park is now open.

May 10, 2007
Lassen Volcanic National Park Announces 2008 Annual Pass Photo Contest
Lassen Volcanic National Park Superintendent Mary G. Martin announced today that the Lassen Volcanic Annual Park Pass photo contest will run from May 18th through September 4, 2007. 

May 08, 2007
Lassen Volcanic National Park Road Reopens to Bumpass Hell Parking Area Today; Anticipate Road Open Through Park Next Week
No abstract supplied.

May 03, 2007
Cinder Cone and Lassen Peak National Monuments Celebrate 100th Birthday
“Reaching a centennial birthday is reason to celebrate,” states Superintendent, Mary G. Martin. A hundred years ago on May 6, 1907, Cinder Cone and Lassen Peak were proclaimed by President Roosevelt as national monuments.

April 26, 2007
National Historic Landmarks and National Natural Landmarks Photo Contest Launched
Superintendent Mary G. Martin of Lassen Volcanic National Park is pleased to announce the eighth annual National Historic Landmarks (NHL) Photo Contest and the fourth annual National Natural Landmarks (NNL) Photo Contest are now underway.

April 26, 2007
Lassen Volcanic National Park Opens Road to Bumpass Hell Parking Area
Superintendent Mary G. Martin announced that the main park road in Lassen Volcanic National Park will open to the Bumpass Hell parking area eight miles from the Southwest Entrance on Friday, April 27.

April 26, 2007
Lassen Volcanic National Park Commercial Services Plan Approved; Modifications Made as a Result of Public Input
No abstract supplied.

April 18, 2007
Early Spring Weather Benefits Lassen Volcanic National Park and Visitors
Superintendent Mary G. Martin is pleased to announce that construction of Lassen Volcanic National Park’s new visitor center began this week and that the park road crew will open the road to Sulphur Works today. 

April 12, 2007
Lassen Volcanic National Park Values Its Volunteers
No abstract supplied.

March 30, 2007
Lassen Volcanic National Park Opens Road to Devastated Area
Lassen Volcanic National Park has opened the main park road to the Devastated Area as of noon today. The popular area is ten miles into the park from the North Entrance at Highway 44/89.

March 28, 2007
Campground Opportunities at Lassen Volcanic National Park
Outdoor adventure awaits you this summer! Here’s an opportunity to live and work at one of Lassen Volcanic National Park’s magnificent campgrounds.

March 01, 2007
Lassen Volcanic National Park Visitors Advised of High Avalanche Danger.
Recent storms in the Lassen Volcanic National Park and surrounding regions have brought several feet of new snow which has significantly increased the potential for avalanches in the park.

February 20, 2007
LASSEN PARK FOUNDATION FUNDING GOAL REACHED
No abstract supplied.

February 02, 2007
Lassen Volcanic National Park Partner, the Lassen Association, Receives Financial Contribution from Sierra Pacific Foundation
Superintendent Mary G. Martin is pleased to announce that the Sierra Pacific Foundation has made a significant contribution of $5,000 to the Lassen Association’s fundraising campaign for the new park visitor center.

January 17, 2007
Lassen Volcanic National Park Proposes New Low-Impact Lodging at Manzanita Lake
No abstract supplied.

January 05, 2007
Lassen Volcanic National Park Proposes Increases for Entrance Fees
Park Superintendent Mary G. Martin announced that Lassen Volcanic National Park proposes to increase entrance fees in 2008. Starting January 1, 2008 entrance fees would increase from $10.00 to $20.00 per vehicle and from $5.00 to $10.00 per individual entering on bicycle, by foot or other individual means. The new fee for motorcycles would be $15.00. The entrance fee will remain valid for a period of 7 days. The Lassen Annual Pass will change from $25.00 to $40.00 and will only be honored at Lassen Volcanic National Park.

January 03, 2007
A "No Child Left Inside" Program at Lassen Volcanic National Park Offered to Connect Families With the Wonders of the Winter Season
No abstract supplied.

December 21, 2006
Lassen Volcanic National Park Provides Economic Benefits
A new economic analysis released earlier this month by the nonpartisan National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) shows that national parks and other units within the U.S. National Park System generate at least four dollars for state and local economies in return for every one tax dollar invested in each of the national park’s annual budget. "From this analysis, Lassen Volcanic National Park generated at least $15,536,000 in 2005 which benefited state and local economies," stated Park Superintendent Mary G. Martin.

November 30, 2006
Looking for That Special Gift This Holiday Season? Consider Your National Parks.
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November 14, 2006
Lassen Volcanic National Park Road Closed for Winter Season
Superintendent Mary G. Martin announced today that the main park road through Lassen Volcanic National Park is officially closed for the winter season. 

November 02, 2006
National Park Service Honors U. S. Veterans and Members of the U. S. Armed Forces at Lassen Volcanic National Park
Beginning November 11 on Veterans Day weekend, U.S. veterans, members of the U.S. armed forces and their families will be admitted free of charge to most public lands managed by the Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture.

November 02, 2006
Lassen Volcanic National Park Road Closed Temporarily by Recent Storm
Lassen Volcanic National Park Superintendent Mary G. Martin announced this afternoon that the main road through the park will be temporarily closed due to icy conditions.

October 27, 2006
Lassen Volcanic National Park Ready to Ignite GR II Prescribed Burn
During the week of Oct. 22-28 depending on weather conditions, Lassen Volcanic National Park staff will ignite a prescribed fire unit of approximately 1300 acres south of West Prospect Peak along the northern boundary of the park.

October 23, 2006
Winner of the 2007 Lassen Annual Pass Photo Contest
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October 23, 2006
Drakesbad Guest Ranch Receives Award for Excellence in Lodging and Hospitality
The Drakesbad Guest Ranch nestled in the remote location of Warner Valley in Lassen Volcanic National Park has received the California Lodging Industry Association’s (CLIA) 2006 Outstanding Lodging Property Award.

September 22, 2006
Lassen Volcanic National Park Celebrates National Public Lands Day as a Fee Free Day
This year Lassen Volcanic National Park will celebrate the annual interagency Fee Free Day on Saturday, September 30.

September 18, 2006
Bumpass Hell Trail in Lassen Volcanic National Park Will Be Closed for One Day
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September 15, 2006
Lassen Volcanic National Park Road Project Ready for Bids
Lassen Volcanic National Park in cooperation with the Central Federal Lands Highway Division of the Federal highways Administration has announced that they will soon be accepting bids on the Lassen Volcanic National Park Road project.

August 17, 2006
Share your "Great Shot" and win the Lassen Volcanic Annual Park Pass
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August 15, 2006
Volunteers Honored at Lassen Volcanic National Park
Lassen Volcanic National Park honored its volunteers at the Volunteer and Employee Appreciation, 90th Park Anniversary Celebration held on August 2nd.

August 07, 2006
Lassen Volcanic National Park Celebrates 90th Anniversary
Lassen Volcanic National Park will be 90 on August 9 of this year. The park was established in 1916 just one week prior to the establishment of our nation's National Park Service.

July 28, 2006
Batter Up! The Mineral Ball Field Receives a Makeover
This summer the Mineral Ball Field has received a complete makeover. Over the past few months the park has been working on improving the area by installing a new irrigation system, reseeding the field, rebuilding the horseshoe pits and will soon be replacing all the picnic tables and fire ring. “The ball field is in great condition and the crack of a bat and cheers for a homerun will once again be common sounds in Mineral,” stated Superintendent Martin. “Families looking of a place to hold reunions or businesses looking for a cool place the company picnic will find everything they need here.”

July 06, 2006
Lassen Volcanic National Park Road Opens Today
Park Superintendent Mary G. Martin announced this morning that the Main Park Road through Lassen Volcanic National Park will open at noon today.

June 22, 2006
Lassen Volcanic National Park Awards Contract for New Visitor Center
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June 22, 2006
Lassen Volcanic National Park's Fire Staff Offers Educational Programs This Summer.
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June 15, 2006
Lassen Volcanic National Park Road Opens to Bumpass Hell Parking Area and Devastated Area
Park Superintendent Mary G. Martin announced that the main park road in Lassen Volcanic National Park is now open seven miles to the Bumpass Hell parking area from the Southwest Entrance and ten miles to the Devastated Area from the Manzanita Lake Entrance. The National Park Service road crew has cleared snow just beyond the Lassen Peak parking area where there is approximately 20 feet of snow. The road and some facilities will open later this year due to heavy spring snowstorms.

May 19, 2006
Spring Snow Brings Great Fun, Delays Opening Some Park Facilities
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April 28, 2006
Vandalism to Heavy Equipment Delays Road Opening at Lassen Volcanic National Park
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April 17, 2006
Lassen Volcanic National Park Determines No Significant Impacts Will Result From Proposed Rehabilitation of 22 Miles of Main Park Road.
Lassen Volcanic National Park has completed a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the rehabilitation of 22 miles of the Main Park Road, beginning at the Bumpass Hell parking lot and ending at the Loomis Museum in the Manzanita Lake area.

March 13, 2006
Lassen Volcanic National Park Will Postpone Campground Fee Changes
Park Superintendent, Mary G Martin announced that proposed increases of campground fees for 2006 at three of the park’s eight family campgrounds will be postponed until 2007.

November 15, 2003
Got Lassen Peak Weather??
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Lassen Volcanic - National Park Getaway - NEWS DATA INSUFFICIENT!
Lassen Volcanic National Park featured as National Park Getaway on www.nps.gov.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

On the evening of May 14, 1915, incandescant blocks of lava could be seen bouncing down the flanks of Lassen Peak from as far away as the town of Manton, 20 miles to the west.