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Lassen Volcanic National Park Honors Public Lands Day and Welcomes Visitors to Art & Wine Event

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Date: September 25, 2012
Contact: Darlene Koontz, 530-595-6102

Lassen Volcanic National Park entrance fees will be waived on National Public Lands Day Saturday, September 29. Opportunities to explore the unique volcanic landscapes, enjoy the mountain scenery, camp, or attend the Art and Wine of Lassen event are just some of the experiences that await visitors. "Fall season is a beautiful time to visit Lassen Volcanic National Park with the cool, clear nights and warm days," stated Park Superintendent Darlene M. Koontz.

Park concessioner, California Guest Services, will host Art and Wine of Lassen September 29 at the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  This event will feature local wine tasting ($5 for tasting and commemorative wine glass), hors d'oeuvres, art exhibits with demonstrations and live music.

For visitors planning to camp, there are several campgrounds that remain open with some changing to dry camping. Dry camping means there is no potable water for human consumption and only vault toilets are available. Warner Valley, Butte Lake and Summit Lake South Campgrounds are currently dry camping until October 30. Manzanita Lake Loops C and D close on October 2; dry camping is available from October 16 until snow closure. The Southwest Campground (walk-in) is open year-round with water and restrooms available at the visitor center after October 8. Juniper Lake Campground will close on October 16. Summit Lake North, Crags, Lost Creek and stock corrals are now closed for the season.

For more information, please contact the park at (530) 595-4480, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or visit the park website at www.nps.gov/lavo.

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.