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