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.
Spring Road Clearing
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Once plow operations begin, detailed information will be provided in the snow clearing operator log.
Current Road Status - updated 5/19/14
2014 Snow Clearing Operator Log
If you will be walking or bike riding the plowed sections, plese keep in mind a few safety notes:
Road Opening Process
Why does the road close in winter and when will it re-open for summer?
Clearing of the main park road (30 miles total), begins in April and on average takes 2 months before the road opens through. Predicting when the road will open is not possible, even in late spring, because weather in April and even May can affect plowing progress significantly. See chart below for opening and closing dates since 1980.
Spring Road Opening Dates - 1980 to present
Did You Know?
On the evening of May 14, 1915, incandescant blocks of lava could be seen bouncing down the flanks of Lassen Peak from as far away as the town of Manton, 20 miles to the west.