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The New Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center at Lassen Volcanic National Park to Celebrate Grand Opening on October 4

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Date: September 26, 2008
Contact: Darlene M. Koontz, 530-595-4444 x5101

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. "We hope visitors and community members will come join our celebration of this new facility," stated Superintendent Darlene M. Koontz. The day will include free entrance to the park, cake, ranger-led programs, and a barbeque offered by the park concessioner, California Guest Services. The scheduled activities offered this day are:

1:00 – 1:30 p.m. Sulphur Works Tour
1:45 – 2:15 p.m. Special Volcano Talk
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Mill Creek Falls Trail Guided Hike
2:45 – 3:15 p.m. Special Volcano Talk
3:30 – 4:00 p.m. Sulphur Work Tour

The new Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center receives its name from the Mountain Maidu name for Lassen Peak which means “Snow Mountain.” The new center includes: a staffed information desk, exhibit hall, auditorium for the new park film, bookstore, gift sales, food services, first aid room, restrooms, amphitheater, and an after hours backcountry registration and orientation vestibule. The visitor center hours are daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact the park at (530) 595-4444, select number 1 from the menu and hold to be connected to the new visitor center or visit the park website at www.nps.gov/lavo .

Did You Know?

picture of car sized snowblower against 10 foot snow drifts blowing the snow above the drifts

The Lassen Volcanic National Park Main Park Road can open as early as May 10th and as late as mid-July depending on how much snow falls during the winter.