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    Lassen Volcanic

    National Park California

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  • 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 »

Current Conditions

View from Brokeoff Mountain on 1/12/14
View from Brokeoff Mountain on January 12, 2014
NPS Photo

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New! Spring road clearing has begun! Visit the Spring Road Opening page for updates.

Status of roads within Lassen Volcanic NP

Road Section



Lassen National Park Highway

Partially Open

Lassen Park Highway is open 10 miles inside the northwest entrance to the Devastated Area, and 1 mile inside the southwest entrance at the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center. The remainder of the road is covered with snow and ice and is currently being cleared. Plowing operations began from the southwest entrance April 2.

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: 4/14/14.

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

~3 feet
Weather Forecast | Webcam

Lassen Peak (8250 feet)
PG&E Sensor

Northern California Weather Forecast

New! April Snow Survey Results:
Location: Lake Helen - 8,250 feet elevation
Snow Depth - 122 inches (10 feet/3.1 meter)
Water Content - 45.5 inches
Density - 36%
April 1 Average: Water Content - 80.2 inches, Density - 55%

We are experiencing unusually low snowfall this winter. Visit our new drought webpage to learn about how drought affects Lassen Volcanic National Park.

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

Did You Know?

john muir posing on rock in black and white photo

John Muir visited Lassen Volcanic National Park and wrote about his experience in the book Mountains of California. "Miles of its flanks are reeking and bubbling with hot springs, many of them so boisterous and sulphurous they seem ever ready to become spouting geysers..."