• Lassen Peak from Hat Creek

    Lassen Volcanic

    National Park California

Things To Know Before You Come

Lassen cafe in the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center
Visitors enjoy lunch at the Lassen Cafe in the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center

Lassen Volcanic NP is a remote mountain park full of solitude and abundant recreational activities. Weather plays a dramatic role at Lassen Volcanic National Park. Winter, especially, shapes the landscape; snow generally begins to accumulate each year in October, doesn't melt in most places until July, and can remain in isolated areas year round. Summer weather is more predictable, with warm, dry days, blue skies, and cool nights. Visitors to Lassen Volcanic National Park should be prepared for any kind of weather, any time of the year. Careful planning and awareness of park conditions will ensure an enjoyable visit.

Use the "Things to know before you come" section of the website to familiarize yourself with the roads within and around the park, weather and safety concerns, pet regulations, and lodging, dining, and shopping options within and outside of the park.

Getting Around
Lodging Pets
Where to Eat
Passport Stamps
Winter Safety

Did You Know?

john muir posing on rock in black and white photo

John Muir visited Lassen Volcanic National Park and wrote about his experience in the book Mountains of California. "Miles of its flanks are reeking and bubbling with hot springs, many of them so boisterous and sulphurous they seem ever ready to become spouting geysers..."