Ranger-led Programs

Visitors explore Bumpass Hell during a ranger-led program

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Lassen Volcanic National Park offers a wide variety of Ranger-led and Junior Ranger programs throughout the summer and winter seasons. View information about ranger-led program below or learn more about special events.

Summer Ranger-led Programs
Ranger-led programs are offered throughout the summer season. Click on a link below to view the program schedule and descriptions:

Schedule for June 26 through August 16, 2015
Schedule for August 17 through September 6, 2015
2015 Artist-in-Residence Pam Haunchild poses with a painting

2015 Artist-in-Residence, Pam Haunschild

Artist-in-Residence Presentation
Saturday, September 26, 2015 | 1:00 - 1:45 pm
Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center
Meet Lassen's 2015 Artist-in-Residence, Mt. Ashland artist Pam Hanschild. Pam will share stories and artwork from her four week residency in the Manzanita Lake area. Entrance to the park is free in celebration of Public Lands Day. The event also occurs during the annual Art & Wine of Lassen event. The Artist-in-Residence Program offers amateur and professional artists an opportunity to pursue their particular art form in the park's inspiring environment.
A ranger-led snow walk heads to Sulphur Works.

A ranger leads a group of snowshoers at Lassen Volcanic National Park

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Ranger-led Snowshoe Walks
Offered Saturdays and Sundays in the winter season, generally January through early April
Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center | 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Ranger-led snowshoe walks are an excellent way to learn or practice snowshoeing techniques and explore Lassen in its winter form. Route and distance varies depending on group ability and fitness. At the beginning of each snowshoe walk, a ranger will demonstrate how to put on snowshoes and how to move around. Once the basic techniques are covered, the group heads out into the snow and the adventure begins!
  • Snowshoes are provided, a $1 donation is requested to cover maintenance costs.
  • Organized groups planning on attending a regularly scheduled walk must schedule a ranger-led snowshoe walk outside of regularly scheduled walks.
  • Space is limited to 40 people per program. A ticket must be obtained in person the day of in order to attend the walk.
  • Walks are open to those eight years of age and older; children in carriers are not allowed due to safety concerns.
  • Poles are not permitted due to safety concerns.
  • Snowshoes are only provided for the ranger-led activity; the park does not rent snowshoes or other winter equipment.

Winter Ecology Snowshoe Program
Lassen's Education Program offers ranger-led snowshoe walks and winter ecology programs for school groups grades 3 through 8. Programs are by reservation only. Please visit our
Field Trips page for more information.

An Evening Grosbeak gets ready to be released after being banded for monitoring

Evening Grosbeak

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Public Bird Banding Demonstration
Sunday, July 19, 2015
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Meet at the Manzanita Lake boat ramp

Each year Lassen's natural resource team uses nets to capture and band migratory birds. This monitoring provides information on population abundance and health. Join us for a public bird banding demonstration. Meet a ranger at the Manzanita Lake boat ramp area at one of the times list above for a five minute walk to the banding site. Don't forget your camera!


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