Park Highway Closed to Through Traffic for Winter Season
Lassen National Park Highway is closed to through traffic for the winter season. The highway is open to the the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center (1 mile from the SW entrance) and Devastated Area (8 miles from the NW entrance). More »
Hiking Boiling Springs Lake Trail
Start: parking area west of Warner Valley Campground
A number of steam vents are located under Boiling Springs Lake, keeping the temperature of the lake around 125 degrees. The mud pots on the southeast shore are among the best in the park.
The trail crosses a meadow and then goes through forest to the lake and around it. Trees include incense-cedar, ponderosa pine, Douglas-fir, white fir, sugar pine, and others. A variety of wildflowers are found and it is a good area to observe birds.
Did You Know?
On the evening of May 14, 1915, incandescant blocks of lava could be seen bouncing down the flanks of Lassen Peak from as far away as the town of Manton, 20 miles to the west.