Backpacking is an excellent way to enjoy the lesser known areas of the park. A wilderness camping permit is required for all overnight stays in the wilderness (any area outside of a developed campground). Please be sure to review the wilderness camping information and regulations before beginning any trip into the wilderness.
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.