Current Conditions

Crumbaugh Lake

Crumbaugh Lake - April 19, 2015

NPS photo


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Status of roads within Lassen Volcanic NP

Road Section



Lassen National Park Highway
(The portion of Highway 89 which extends through the park, 30 miles).

Closed (updated 4/25/15)

Anticipated complete opening - May 3, 2015 - weather dependent

(Open sections beyond entrances are intermittent and can close with little or no notice, weather dependent.)

Vehicles may enter the park from the south to Sulphur Works (1 mile). Or, vehicles may enter from the north to the Devastated Area (10 miles). The road continuing beyond the closures connecting south to north is closed.

Snow clearing operations have begun. Road opening dates are dependent on snow conditions from the winter. This year, a late April/early May opening is possible.

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


Anticipated opening - early May

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: 4/25/15.

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

4 new inches Weather Forecast | Webcam

Lassen Peak (8250 feet)
PG&E Sensor

Northern California Weather Forecast

2015 snow pack information:
November - April 1, 2015 | Average snow pack, 77 inches
Normal average snow pack, 331 inches
% of normal = 23

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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