Park highway under construction near Sulphur Works
Road crews are working to repair the road near Sulphur Works hydrothermal area. Road will be open, with one-way controlled traffic at Sulphur Works, during the Memorial Day weekend (5/24-5/27).
Alert! Backcountry/wilderness areas affected by the fire activity are closed until further notice. Wilderness permits for the areas not affected by the fire are now available to visitors.
Backcountry or wilderness camping provides an opportunity to explore the numerous lakes, meadows and mountains that lay hidden beyond the park roads. To learn more about wilderness camping at Lassen Volcanic, please read the information below and review the Wilderness Camping handout.
Wilderness Camping Permits
Areas Closed to Camping
Camping is prohibited within 1/2 mile of any developed area or park road open to vehicular traffic, except in designated campgrounds.
Camping is prohibited within 1/4 mile of any hydrothermal feature.
Camping is prohibited 1/4 mile in all directions of the following features:
The use of animal resistant food canisters or hanging food is REQUIRED. If using a canister, place all required items in the container, lock the lid and leave it 100-200 feet from your campsite.
You may also hang your food from a tree by suspending it 12 feet off the ground and 10 feet away from the nearest branch. We recommend using two 50 foot lengths of rope.
Campfires are NOT allowed in the backcountry to protect fragile park resources. At high elevations, wood gathering depletes organic material necessary to provide nutrients for plant growth. Please use backpacking stoves only.
To learn more about preparing for your backcountry camping trip, please ready the Wilderness Camping handout.
Did You Know?
All four types of volcanoes found in the entire world are represented in Lassen Volcanic National Park. Volcanoes found in the park include shield (Prospect Peak), plug dome (Lassen Peak), Cinder Cone (Cinder Cone), and Composite (Brokeoff Volcano) volcanoes. More...