• Lassen Peak from Hat Creek

    Lassen Volcanic

    National Park California

Fees & Reservations

Manzanita Lake entrance station
NPS Photo
 

Managing public lands requires a major financial investment. General tax revenues provide most of that investment for Lassen Volcanic National Park. Entrance fees from those who directly use the park for recreation provide additional support for maintaining park services and facilities. Eighty percent of the fees collected at Lassen are returned to the park for specific projects. Each time you pay a park entrance fee, you are making a direct investment in your park.

Download the Lassen Volcanic Fees and Passes Guide (pdf, 236 KB)

 

ENTRANCE FEES
A vehicle pass is required for all vehicles entering park.

$10 Vehicle Pass
Valid for 7 days at Lassen Volcanic National Park.

$5 Individual Entry Pass
Per person entrance fee for a visitor traveling on foot, bicycle, motorcycle, or for individuals traveling together in a vehicle as a non-commercial, organized group. Valid for 7 days at Lassen Volcanic National Park.

$25 Annual Pass
Valid for one year from month of purchase at Lassen Volcanic National Park and Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. Passes may be purchased as park entrance stations mid-May through October. During other times, passes may purchased at park entrance stations on weekends only, or at park headquarters in Mineral midweek. The pass is also available on-line or by mail. To order by mail, call (530) 595-6120 or write to Lassen Volcanic National Park, Fee Program, PO Box 100, Mineral, CA 96063. Please include a phone number or email address, shipping address, and the number of passes requested with a check or money order made payable to the National Park Service.


2014 Fee Free Days

Entrance to the park is free on the following dates in 2014:

  • January 20, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Feburary 15-17, President's Day Weekend
  • April 19-20, National Park Week opening weekend
  • August 25, National Park Service 98th Birthday - Celebrate the NPS Birthday
  • September 27, National Public Lands Day - Join us for the Lassen Art & Wine Event
  • November 11, Veterans Day

School Groups
School groups are eligible for a fee waiver. Please complete and submit a fee waiver (102 KB, pdf); view fee waiver instructions (98 KB, pdf).

Commerical Tour Fee
Pass is valid for the day of purchase and the next six days for a vehicle carrying the same group of passengers. A commercial tour is defined as consisting of one or more persons traveling on an itinerary that has been packaged, priced, or sold for leisure or recreational purposes by an organization that realizes financial gain through the provision of the service. The entry fees of commercial tours are based upon the total seating capacity of vehicles regardless of the actual number of passengers.

Capacity Fees (based on passenger capacity):
1-6 - $25 plus $5 per person (no charge for driver)
7-15 - $50
16-25 - $60
26+ - $150

 
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AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL PASS SERIES
Starting January 1, 2007 the old Golden Age, Golden Eagle, and Golden Access Passes were replaced with a new series of interagency passes called the America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass. All Golden Access and Golden Age Passports will continue to be honored according to the provisions of the pass. Only paper Golden Age and Access Passports may be exchanged free of charge for new plastic passes. Please visit the America the Beautiful Pass website at http://store.usgs.gov/pass/index.html for more information or to purchase online.

Annual Pass - $80
The Annual Pass is available to the general public and provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity Fee for one year, beginning from the month of purchase. The pass admits all passengers in a non-commercial vehicle where per-vehicle fees are charged or the passholder + 3 adults for per-person fee areas (children under 16 are admitted free).The Annual pass can be obtained in person at the park, by calling 1-888-ASK USGS, Ext. 1, or via the Internet at http://store.usgs.gov/pass.


Senior Pass - $10 (in person) or $20 (by mail)
The Senior Pass is a lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over. The pass can be obtained in person at the park or by mailing a completed application form. This pass provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity Fee for a lifetime. The pass admits all passengers in a non-commercial vehicle where per-vehicle fees are charged or the passholder +3 adults for per-person fee areas (children under 16 are admitted free). The Senior Pass provides a 50 percent discount on some Expanded Amenity Fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launch, and specialized interpretive services. In some cases where Expanded Amenity Fees are charged, only the pass holder will be given the 50 percent price reduction. The pass is non-transferable and generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessionaires.
Senior Pass Mail-in Application Form (pdf)

Access Pass - Free (in person) or $10 (by mail)
The Access Pass is a lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities; documentation is required to obtain it. Acceptable documentation includes: statement by a licensed physician; document issued by Federal agency such as the Veteran's Administration, Social Security Disability Income or Supplemental Security Income; or a document issued by a State agency such as a vocational rehabilitation agency. The pass provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity Fee for a lifetime. The pass admits all passengers in a non-commercial vehicle where per-vehicle fees are charged or the pass holder +3 adults for per-person fee areas (children under 16 are admitted free). The pass can be obtained in person at the park or by mailing a completed application form. The Access Pass provides a 50 percent discount on some expanded amenity fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launch, and specialized interpretive services. The pass is non-transferable and generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessionaires.
Access Pass Mail-in Application Form (pdf)

New! Military Annual Pass - Free (in-person only)
To show our appreciation for those who serve in the U.S. Military, the National Park Service is now issuing a free annual pass to active duty military members and their dependents. Passes may be obtained by active duty military members and their dependents at park entrance stations with proper identification (CAC Card or DD Form 1173). The Military Annual Pass provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity Fee for one year, beginning from the month of purchase. The pass admits all passengers in a non-commercial vehicle where per-vehicle fees are charged or the passholder + 3 adults for per-person fee areas (children under 16 are admitted free). View frequently asked questions about the Military Annual Pass.

Did You Know?

President Roosevelt riding a horse

Lassen Volcanic National Park started as two separate national monuments designated by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1907: Cinder Cone National Monument and Lassen Peak National Monument.