• Lassen Peak from Hat Creek

    Lassen Volcanic

    National Park California

Winner of the 2007 Lassen Annual Pass Photo Contest

Blue Lupines blanket the ground as Lassen Peak basks in the alpine glow in the background.
Lupine at Lassen Peak
Jussi Ruottinen

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News Release Date: October 23, 2006
Contact: Mary Martin, 530-595-4444 x5101

Lassen Volcanic National Park Announces the Winner of the 2007 Lassen Annual Pass Photo Contest

Lassen Volcanic National Park Superintendent Mary G. Martin announced that the winning entry for the 2007 Lassen Annual Pass photo contest was submitted by Jussi Ruottinen of Susanville, CA. This magnificent photograph entitled, “Lupine at Lassen Peak” showcases Lassen Volcanic National Park and its awesome scenery.

The Lassen Annual Pass photo contest is held annually and is open to the public. The winning photograph was selected from over 95 submissions by park employees and volunteers. Mr. Ruottinen will receive photo credit and a $50 gift certificate from the Lassen Association to use at one of the park bookstores, and his photo will be featured on the 2007 Lassen Annual Pass. To view the 2007 winning photo, please visit the park website at:      http://www.nps.gov/lavo/parknews/nr06_photo_winner.htm

The photo contest for the 2008 Lassen Annual Pass will run again next summer. Photographs may be submitted beginning June 15 and no later than Tuesday, September 3, 2007. Any one wishing more details may contact the fee office at (530) 595-4444, ext. 5184. 

The $25 Lassen Annual Pass is valid for one year from the month of purchase and is also honored at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. The 2007 pass will be available for purchase after January 1, 2007 at park headquarters in Mineral, Monday through Friday and at the Southwest Entrance Station on weekends.  

The Federal Lands and Recreation Enhancement Act allows Lassen National Park to collect and retain up to 80% of its fees. Since 1998, an estimated $725 million has been retained by the NPS to accomplish projects such as rehabilitating historical structures, improving trails and campgrounds, replacing aging water and sewer systems, providing new exhibits and interpretive signs, providing accessibility to visitors with disabilities, and protecting natural and cultural resources.  

For more information, please contact the park at (530) 595-4444 or for TDD at (530)595-3480, Monday through Friday, except holidays, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or visit the park website at www.nps.gov/lavo.

Did You Know?

closeup of white flowers of smelowskia flower

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.