• Lassen Peak from Hat Creek

    Lassen Volcanic

    National Park California

Current Conditions

Photo of Lake Helen - February 19, 2015
Photo Credit - Todd Jesse
Lake Helen - February 19, 2015
Todd Jesse

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Status of roads within Lassen Volcanic NP

Road Section



Lassen National Park Highway

Partially Closed

New! (An opening to Devastated Area is intermittent and can close with little or no notice, weather dependent.)

The park highway closed to vehicle traffic for the snow season on December 1. Vehicles may enter the park from the south to the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center. Or, vehicles may enter from the north to Devastated Area (10 miles inside the northwest entrance). The road continuing beyond the closures connecting south to north is closed.

Butte Lake


Road is unpaved/gravel, 6 miles in length and begins off of Hwy 44.

Warner Valley (access to Drakesbad Guest Ranch)


Road is not recommended for RVs or trailers. It is 17 miles in length and begins off of Hwy 36 in Chester. The last 3 mile section is unpaved/dirt.

Juniper Lake


Road is not advised for RV's, trailers or vehicles with very low clearance. The road is 13 miles long. It is paved for the first 6 miles north of Chester (Hwy 36), then rough gravel and dirt for the remaining 7 miles.

Status of roads surrounding Lassen Volcanic NP
To view the webcam at the Highway 89/44 junction near northwest park entrance click here.
Highway 32 | Highway 36 | Highway 44 | Highway 89 | Highway 299

Snow Depth, Weather Forecast & Webcams
Snow depths are updated when there is a significant change. Call (530) 595-4480 for the most up-to-date information. Last updated: 3/8/15.

Mineral (5000 feet)
0 inches
Manzanita Lake (5800 feet)
0 inches Weather Forecast | Webcam
Southwest Entrance (6700 feet)

patchy Weather Forecast | Webcam

Lassen Peak (8250 feet)
PG&E Sensor

Northern California Weather Forecast

Wildland Fire and Air Quality Conditions Update

Air quality conditions can change rapidly due to weather and other variables. Lassen Volcanic National Park staff may not be aware of these rapid changes. Please be aware of your surroundings and use the following links and phone numbers for more information.

Lassen Volcanic National Park fire information
Northern California Highway Information Hotline: 1-800-427-7623
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
Air Quality Measurements and Forecasts for Northern California

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