Art & Wine Festival
Dark Sky Festival
All of the 2013 commemorative bandanas have been distrubted. Earn a free Lassen bandana just by practicing safe hiking! Participants can pick up a brochure at an entrance station, the Loomis Museum, or the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center. Once you've completed the challenge, bring your brochure to the Loomis Museum or Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center to receive your free bandana. View the 2013 challenge brochure (1.5 MB, pdf)
Annual Christmas Bird Count
Join in the 114th annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count and be a part of this special contribution to conservation. Volunteers ready to enjoy a beautiful day in the woods are invited to meet at the administration building in park headquarters at 8 a.m. The bird count will continue through 4:30 p.m., however you can participate for an hour or two, or the entire day.
Novice and experienced birders alike are welcome. Be sure to bring a lunch, snow boots, gloves, warm clothes, and binoculars.
Did You Know?
The reddish color sometimes observed on top of snow at Lassen Volcanic NP snow is a living organism called snow algae. When snow begins to thaw, these microscopic organisms spring to life. They function as a primary food source and are being studied for their cancer-fighting properties.