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Date: March 26, 2014
Contact: Darlene Koontz, 530-595-6102

Lassen Volcanic National Park to Present Tourism Data from Recent Visitor Studies

Mineral, CA – Superintendent Darlene M. Koontz will offer a presentation on April 10 of the final reports on two visitor use studies that were recently released by the National Park Service and University of Idaho's Park Studies Unit. The data for these studies was collected through visitor surveys that were conducted in summer 2012 and in winter 2013. The reports include information about visitor demographics, including age, group size, group type, race and ethnicity, number of visits and activities. An interesting note from the summaries is that park visitors come largely from California and many states are not represented among its visitors. Visitors surveyed listed their reasons for visiting, the towns they traveled through, their overnight stays, as well as rating the importance and quality of the park services and facilities they used. Also of interest is the amount of money that visitors spent related to their trip to Lassen Volcanic National Park.

To learn more about these survey results and how they compare with the current census and the 1999 Visitor Use Study conducted at the park, plan to attend the one-hour presentation on Thursday, April 10 from 3:00 p.m. at the Red Bluff Community Center located at 1500 South Jackson Street. Margaret Littlejohn of the University of Idaho Park Studies Unit will share and provide perspective on the survey results.

All three reports are available to download at:

http://psu.uidaho.edu/c5/vsp/vsp-reports/

For more information about the park, please visit the park website at www.nps.gov/lavo or call 530-595-4480 from 8:00 to 4:30 p.m.

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Did You Know?

closeup of white flowers of smelowskia flower

The Lassen Smelowskia flower only grows within Lassen Volcanic National Park, with the largest population on Lassen Peak, and is considered a Threatened and Endangered Species.