• 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.

Visitor Centers

Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center

Open:All Year daily, closed December 25.

9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M., November 1 - May 30

9:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M., June 1 - October 31

Phone:(530) 595-4480

Location:In the southwest entrance of the park on State Route 89.


December 25

Special Programs:Information and park publications are available, including maps, trail and road guides, field guides, and children's activities. Ranger-led programs, auditorium, exhibits, gift shop. National Park, Lassen National Park (annual), America the Beautiful (annual), Senior pass, and Access passes are available. (Daily or weekly park passes must be purchased at park Entrance Stations.)

Available Facilities:Restrooms, resturant and first aid. Nearest fuel is in Chester, 30 miles east on Hwy. 36. Other fuel is 41 miles west in Red Bluff. Fuel available summer only at the Manzanita Lake Camper Store, 30 miles north through the park on Hwy. 89.

Loomis Museum, Information, & Bookstore:

Open:Daily - May 22, 2009 through October 31, 2009

9:00 A.M - 5:00 P.M.

Phone:(530) 595-4444 ext. 5180

Location:Manzanita Lake.

Closures:Closed for the winter season.

Special Programs:The Loomis Museum at Manzanita Lake offers information, exhibits, videos, Ranger-Led programs and publications in the summer months.

Exhibits: B.F. Loomis documented Lassen Peak's most recent eruption cycle and promoted the park's establishment. He photographed the eruptions, explored geologically, and developed an extensive museum collection. Artifacts and photographs of the 1914-1915 eruption are on display in the Loomis Museum. New exhibits feature the original equipment Loomis used to photograph the eruptions and traditional Atsugewi basketry.

Available Facilities:Restrooms, picnic areas, a Ranger Station with first aid facilities, and a public telephone are located nearby. Drinks, food, fuel, and gifts may be purchased at the Manzanita Lake Camper Store at Manzanita Lake Campground.

Did You Know?

View of devastated area from Main Park Road.

The 29 mile Main Park Road was constructed between 1925 and 1931, just 10 years after Lassen Peak erupted. Near Lassen Peak the road reaches 8512 feet, making it the highest road in the Cascade Mountains. It is not unusual for 40 feet of snow to accumulate on the road near Lake Helen.