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    Lassen National Park Highway is closed to through traffic. The highway is open to the the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center (1 mile inside the southwest entrance) and the Devastated Area (10 miles inside the northwest entrance). Snow removal has begun. More »

Park Highway and Visitor Center Remain Closed due to Winter Storms

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Date: December 28, 2012
Contact: Darlene Koontz, 530-595-6102

Lassen Volcanic National Park Highway remains temporarily closed at the park boundary, four miles north of the junction of Highway 36 E and Highway 89. Park road crews continue to deal with complications with clearing as much as 10 feet of snow on the park highway. The park highway and the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor and parking area are not anticipated to open until Monday, December 31. Please note that the visitor center is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for the winter season; the visitor center will not be open on New Year's Day.

For the latest information regarding ranger-led snowshoe walks, weather and road conditions visit the park website at www.nps.gov/lavo, follow LassenNPS on Twitter or Facebook, or call (530) 595-4480, Monday through Fridayfrom 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Did You Know?

View of devastated area from Main Park Road.

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.