Park Highway Closed to Through Traffic
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 »
Free Entrance to Lassen Volcanic National Park for Veteran’s Day
Contact: Darlene M. Koontz, 530-595-4444 ext. 5101
To honor America’s service men and women, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that areas managed by the department will not charge entrance fees on Wednesday, November 11, 2009.
Visitors to Lassen Volcanic National Park and other public recreation lands managed by the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation are invited to take a day to honor and reflect on what our service men and women have done to maintain our freedom and keep peace around the world. “The Department of the Interior is honored to offer this fee free day to thank our nation’s service men and women,” said Salazar. “The sacrifices and achievements of the brave men and women of our armed forces can never be understated. We invite all of our visitors to enjoy this fee free day and take time out on this national holiday to remember our service men and women who are currently serving overseas in harm’s way. ”
“Lassen Volcanic National Park and other national park units are special and sacred areas that have been set aside to represent our American heritage for the generations of today and in the future. I couldn’t think of a better place to spend time in reflection of our veteran’s role in keeping America safe,” stated Superintendent, Darlene M. Koontz.
Lassen Volcanic National Park visitors on Wednesday, November 11 will not be charged an entrance fee for this day, and may simply enter the park and enjoy their local national park. Opportunities to explore unique volcanic landscapes, enjoy scenic vistas, hike in pristine wilderness and discover a diversity of plants and wildlife that make the park their home are just some of the experiences that await visitors.
The Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center is open year-round and winter hours are now from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For more information, please contact the park at (530) 595-4480 or visit the park website at www.nps.gov .
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.