Park Highway Closed for Winter Season
Lassen National Park Highway is closed to through traffic for the winter season. The highway will remain open to the the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center (1 mile from the SW entrance) and Manzanita Lake (1 mile inside the NW entrance). 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 reddish color sometimes observed on top of snow at Lassen Volcanic NP snow is a living organism called snow algae. When snow begins to thaw, these microscopic organisms spring to life. They function as a primary food source and are being studied for their cancer-fighting properties.