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 »
Lassen Volcanic National Park Wilderness and Backcountry Stewardship Planning Open House Schedule Postponed
Lassen Volcanic National Park Superintendent, Darlene M. Koontz, announced that due to the federal government shutdown the park will delay the Wilderness and Backcountry Stewardship Plan open house scheduled for October 15 in Red Bluff. The open houses scheduled later in October may also be postponed should the government shutdown continue beyond October 15.
Once park employees return to work, the postponed events will be rescheduled and announced. The other scheduled open houses during the month of October which may be postponed include:
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.