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Free Entrance to Lassen Volcanic National Park for Veteran’s Day

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Date: November 5, 2009
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?

john muir posing on rock in black and white photo

John Muir visited Lassen Volcanic National Park and wrote about his experience in the book Mountains of California. "Miles of its flanks are reeking and bubbling with hot springs, many of them so boisterous and sulphurous they seem ever ready to become spouting geysers..."