• Lassen Peak from Hat Creek

    Lassen Volcanic

    National Park California

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  • Warner Valley Road Work

    There will be paving work on the road connecting Chester to the Warner Valley beginning Monday July 21 or Tuesday July 22 and continuing through July. There may be a 30 min. delay for visitors travelling to Warner Valley and Drakesbad.

Operating Hours & Seasons

Lassen Volcanic National Park is open year-round, 24 hours per day. Road access is limited in the winter months. Please check road conditions for road status if visiting October through June. Many facilities are open for the summer season only. Read below for more information about facility operating days and hours.

 
Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center

Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center

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New! The dates listed reflect the 2014 season unless otherwise noted.

Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center
The Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor is located near the southwest entrance. This accessible center features exhibits, an amphitheater, auditorium, cafe and gift shop, educational bookstore, dining area, and summer patio. Rangers offer summer programs.

Phone: (530) 595-4480
Operating Hours
: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Seasons:
April 1 to October 31 - Open daily
November 1 to November 30, 2013 - Closed Monday and Tuesday; Closed Thanksgiving
New! December 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014 - Closed; restrooms, information and water available 24/7 in the visitor center vestibule

Please note: The visitor center may close at anytime due to inclement weather or heavy snowfall prohibiting access to the southwest area. Please check the current conditions page for update-to-date information on road and building conditions.

 
Lassen Cafe and Gift in the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center

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Lassen Cafe & Gift (Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center)
Open Season: Year-round
Hours:
May 23 to October 13 - Daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mid-October - November - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (weekends and holidays only)
December 1 to March 31 - Closed
April 1 to May 22 - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (weekends and holidays only)

Arranged Meals (April 1 to November 30)
If you are part of an organized group with 10 or more people and would like meals provided by the cafe, please call the cafe at (530) 595-3555 at least a week in advance to arrange meals for your group. Special requests can be taken. www.lassenrecreation.com

 
Loomis Museum at Manzanita Lake

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Loomis Museum
The historic Loomis Museum is located at the northwest entrance of the park. This accessible facility offers exhibits, an auditorium, and educational bookstore. Rangers offer summer ranger-led programs, and provide information and park publications. Exhibits include photos from B.F. Loomis who documented Lassen's Peak most recent eruption cycle and promoted the park's establishment. Additional exhibits feature the original equipment Loomis used to photograph the eruptions, and traditional Atsugewi basketry.

Operating Season: May 23 through October 31
Hours:
May 23 - June 8, Friday - Sunday, 9 - 5
June 14 - September, Daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
October - Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m to 5 p.m.
Phone: (530) 595-6140

 

Manzanita Lake Camper Store
The camper store is located near the northwest entrance of the park adjacent to the Manzanita Lake Campground. The camper store offers a large variety of camper supplies, gifts and food. Soft serve ice cream, hot meals and s'more packs are summer camper favorites. Cabin and kayak rentals are also available through the camper store. The only gas station at the park is located behind the camper store and is available 24 hours a day with a credit card during operating season.

Operating Season: Summer only
Hours:
May 22 to June 13 - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
June 14 to August 31 - 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
September 1 - October 14 - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Phone: (530) 335-7557
Website: www.lassenrecreation.com

Did You Know?

picture of caldera inside cinder cone

All four types of volcanoes found in the entire world are represented in Lassen Volcanic National Park. Volcanoes found in the park include shield (Prospect Peak), plug dome (Lassen Peak), Cinder Cone (Cinder Cone), and Composite (Brokeoff Volcano) volcanoes. More...