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 »
2013 Annual Photo Contest Winner
Contact: Darlene Koontz, (530) 595-6102
Lassen Volcanic National Park Superintendent Darlene Koontz announced that the winning entry for the 2013 Lassen Annual Pass photo contest was submitted by Oliver Wiegel of Jacksonville, Florida.This magnificent photograph entitled, "Hydrothermal Pools at Bumpass Hell" showcases Lassen Volcanic National Park and its awesome volcanic scenery.
The Lassen Annual pass photo contest is held annually and is open to the public.The winning photograph was selected by park employees and volunteers from over 100 submissions.Wiegel received photo credit and a $50 gift certificate from the Lassen Association to use at one of the park bookstores, and the photo is now featured on the 2013 Lassen Annual Pass.To view the 2013 winning photo please visit the park website at: http://www.nps.gov/lavo/parknews/winner-of-2013-annual-pass-contest.htm
The photo contest for the 2014 Lassen Annual Pass will run again in the summer.Photographs may be submitted beginning May 1 and no later than September 9, 2013.For more information, please contact the fee office at (530) 595-6120.
The $25 Lassen Annual Pass is valid for one year from the month of purchase and is also honored at the Whiskeytown National Recreation Area.The 2013 pass is available for purchase at the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center of the park or online through the park website at http://www.nps.gov/lavo/planyourvisit/feesandreservations.htm or http://www.pay.gov
The Lassen Volcanic Annual Pass is part of the Federal Lands Recreation enhancement Act, which enables Lassen Volcanic National Park to retain 80% of the fees collected through the selling of passes and the collection of entrance fees.These funds pay for needed repairs and projects to improve visitor services and facilities.
For more information, please contact the park at (530) 595-6100 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.