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 »
Volunteers Celebrated at Lassen Volcanic National Park
From October to July, more than 130 volunteers of all ages have donated more than 7,400 hours at Lassen Volcanic National Park.Volunteers continue to donate their time and help with campground hosting, visitor and education activities, field surveys, non-native plant removal, historical research, clerical and library work, computer projects, photography, search and rescue, ski patrolling, maintenance, recycling, and the safety program. “Volunteers are truly one of our most valued resources,” stated Superintendent Darlene M. Koontz.
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.