• Lassen Peak from Hat Creek

    Lassen Volcanic

    National Park California

Special Events

 
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Lassen Film Festival
Saturday through Monday, January 17-19, 2015
Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center | 10 am - 4 pm
Discover winter at Lassen through outdoor fun and film at the third annual Lassen Film Festival. Join us for this free event celebrating Lassen Volcanic National Park and outdoor recreation through film.
 
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Reach Higher Trail Challenge
Earn a commemorative bandana just by hiking and burning calories! 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.
 
Dark Sky festival goers participate in a solar system activity

Dark Sky festival goers participate in a solar system activity

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Dark Sky Festival
Friday, August 7 through Sunday, August 9, 2015
Join us for this annual event as visitors, park rangers, astronomers, and planetary geologists celebrate all that is out of this world. Special programs, presentations, hikes, and Junior Ranger Night Explorer activities will be offered during the festival.

 
Pedestrians walk on the vehicle-free park highway

Pedestrians walk on the vehicle-free park highway

Vehicle Free Days
Enjoy walking, running, or biking on the park highway vehicle-free! Lassen usually offers a vehicle free weekend in the spring season prior to road opening as well as a new fall vehicle free day. The spring dates are dependent on road clearing which varies from year to year. The fall date also varies from year to year. Previous vehicle free days: October 18, 2014 | May 16-18, 2014 | May 11, 2013. View photos from the park's vehicle free days.

Come prepared for cool weather especially in the early morning and late evening. Don't forget clothing layers, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat. Restrooms will be available at various stops along the highway. Water will be available only at the Loomis Museum, Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center, and Lassen Peak parking area. Leashed pets are permitted on pavement. Read the fall vehicle-free day handout to learn more.

 
A Mountain Chickadee perched on snow

Annual Christmas Bird Count
Join in the 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 am. The bird count will continue through 4:30 pm, 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.

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