Current Conditions

Lassen Peak risess above Lake Helen - June 13

Lassen Peak rises above Lake Helen, June 13, 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).

Open -
Be advised that the road may close with no notice with the onset of spring snowstorms.

Vehicles may enter from the south off of Hwy. 36. Or, vehicles may enter from the north off of Hwy. 44. The highway winds through 30 miles of mountainous terrain connecting north to south.

The highway is suitable for any type of passenger vehicle, motorcycle, RV's and trailers up to 40 feet, total length.

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: 6/4/15.

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

0 inches Weather Forecast | Webcam

Lassen Peak (8250 feet)
Patchy 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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