Park Highway Closed for Winter Season
Lassen National Park Highway is closed to through traffic for the winter season. The highway will remain open to the the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center (1 mile from the SW entrance) and Manzanita Lake (1 mile inside the NW entrance). More »
Lassen Volcanic National Park Announces Winner of the 2010 Annual Pass Photo Contest
Contact: Darlene M. Koontz, (530) 595-4444, ext. 5101
Lassen Volcanic National Park Superintendent Darlene M. Koontz announced the winning entry for the 2010 Lassen Annual Pass photo contest was submitted by Scott Arnaz of Cottonwood, CA. This magnificent photograph entitled, "Lassen Peak and frozen Manzanita Lake" 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 by park employees and volunteers from over 100 submissions. Mr. Arnaz 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 2010 Lassen Annual Pass. To view the 2010 winning photo, please visit the park website at: http://www.nps.gov/lavo/parknews/nr09_photo_winner.htm
The photo contest for the 2011 Lassen Annual Pass will run again next summer. Photographs may be submitted beginning June 15 and no later than September 3, 2010. For more information about the contest, please call the fee office at (530) 595-4444, ext. 5148.
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 2010 pass will be available for purchase in the new year at the entrance stations on weekends.
The Lassen Volcanic Annual Pass is part of the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, which enables Lassen Volcanic National Park to retain 80% of fees collected through the selling of passes and the collection of entrance fees. These funds pay for needed repairs and projects to improve visitor services and facilities.
For more information, please contact the park at (530) 595-4480 daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or visit the park website at www.nps.gov/lavo.
Did You Know?
The 29 mile Main Park Road was constructed between 1925 and 1931, just 10 years after Lassen Peak erupted. Near Lassen Peak the road reaches 8512 feet, making it the highest road in the Cascade Mountains. It is not unusual for 40 feet of snow to accumulate on the road near Lake Helen.