Free Entrance for Veteran’s Day
Contact: Darlene M. Koontz, 530-595-4444 ext. 5101
Free Entrance to Lassen Volcanic National Park for Veteran's Day
To honor America's service men and women, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced Veterans Day will again be celebrated as a fee-free day for all park visitors in honor of U.S. veterans and current members of the U.S. Armed Forces. "We invite all of our visitors to enjoy this fee free day and take time out on this national holiday to honor and reflect on what our service men and women have done to maintain our freedom and these sacred park lands," stated Superintendent Darlene M. Koontz.
Lassen Volcanic National Park visitors on Thursday, 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.
For more park information, please contact the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center at (530) 595-4480 or visit the park website at www.nps.gov/lavo.
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.